Well it is finally over. The Council on Foundations put on an amazing annual conference in Atlanta. I had a great time, met a lot of you, and learned a ton but I can honestly say I have never missed my own bed more than I did yesterday. There is only so much philanthropy talk that one woman can take before she goes mad. That being said I want to give a special thank you to Chris Cardona from TCC Group and Jason Franklin from the 21st Century School Foundation for sharing their perspective and insights from the conference. I'd also like to thank Dan Pallotta-the author of Uncharitable, Hildy Gottlieb- author of the Pollyanna Principles, and GrantCraft for donating books and gift certificates for my twitter contest. Special congrats to @jessamynlau, @danavshelley, @kivie, @mollina, @philaction, @bsttrach, @gilliangonda, and @nachristine who were all winners in the twitter contest. There are three $15 gift certificates to GrantCraft left for the first three commenters who posts a link to their favorite piece of COF09 coverage from any blog or news source in the comment section below.