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ARLINGTON, Virginia, October 13, 2009 — The 2008 Investment Performance and Practices of Community Foundations Report is now available at cof.org/store. The report is based on responses from 200 community foundations, representing approximately 47 percent of the community foundation universe with assets of $5 million or more and approximately 60 percent of those with assets of $25 million or more. It highlights the investment performance, asset allocation and investment management practices of more than 200 community foundations.

ARLINGTON, Va., August 3, 2009 — Even before calls for increased transparency and accountability among foundations, community foundations led the way in self-regulation with the establishment in 2000 of the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, a first-of-its-kind voluntary program. Today, with more than 450 community foundations in compliance with the National Standards, the Council on Foundations announces the creation of the Community Foundations National Standards Board – a new organization that will now administer the National Standards accreditation process.

ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2009 — Challenged with rising demand, rising costs, and declining revenue, many not-for-profits are now consolidating with other not-for-profits in an attempt to survive and emerge as stronger, more cost-effective organizations. BNA's latest analysis, Accounting for Combinations of Not-for-Profit Organizations examines mergers and acquisitions between not-for-profit organizations and explains, in detail, two methods of accounting for these strategic changes.

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