January 02, 2014 | AUTHOR: Erin Hower

100 Years of Community Foundations

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This year marks the centennial anniversary of the first-ever community foundation. Frederick Goff founded the Cleveland Foundation on January 2, 1914 to aid in "the mental, moral and physical improvements of the inhabitants of Cleveland.” Since then community foundations across the U.S. and around the world have become an integral part of philanthropy.

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December 23, 2013 | AUTHOR:

Year-End Charitable Giving Tips

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An estimated 25 percent of all charitable donations are made between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Charities increase their solicitations during this time of year to appeal to the characteristic goodwill of the holiday season. But before you answer each request that comes your way, consider the following tips for effective charitable giving. 

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November 20, 2013 | AUTHOR:

Call Your Rep: PROTECT GIVING!

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Today, hundreds of nonprofit leaders and their supporters are gathering on Capitol Hill for Protect Giving Day. Their goal is to urge lawmakers to protect the charitable giving tax deduction—which has been in effect, unchanged, for nearly 100 years.

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May 20, 2013 | AUTHOR: Victoria Bourret

Foundation offers an open online course in charitable giving

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This summer, the Learning by Giving Foundation is offering a massive open online course. It's called "Giving With Purpose" and is designed for anyone interested in learning effective tips and strategies for charitable giving.  The course will consist of six sessions, led by an accomplished professor. 

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May 14, 2013 | AUTHOR: Erin Hower

The Rockefeller Centennial

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Exactly 100 years ago today, the Rockefeller Foundation’s charter was formally accepted in New York. John D. Rockefeller’s foundation was not the first of its kind.

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