ARLINGTON, Virginia, October 13, 2009 — The 2008 Investment Performance and Practices of Community Foundations Report is now available at 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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