RE: Philanthropy Blog

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:02am

In our continuing blog post series about the 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report (GSB), this week we are tackling the key findings section of the report.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 4:30pm

June Update debuts a monthly post on all things community foundations at the Council. This feature is loaded with recent blog postings, resources for you, as well as a reminder of the various staff at the Council here to help.

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:38pm

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, more than 6000 attendees discussed how the global community delivers aid for the world’s most vulnerable people, especially given commitments to leave no one behind within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The two-day event included a mix of government representatives, civil society organizations, and the private sector, including more than 350 corporate attendees and 79 foundations.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:40pm

Research Associate Brandolon Barnett explains how to use the 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:05am

Today, I am pleased to announce the release of the Council on Foundations’ 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report (GSB). Since the Council first began researching compensation more than 35 years ago, this annual report has grown from a small set of salary tables into one of the most extensive resources in the country. It provides the field with comprehensive data and allows us to look at how our field has developed over time.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 9:20am

Philanthropy University is a global, free online university offering MOOC courses to anyone, but particularly targeting young men and women in the developing world who want to serve their communities. Some of our students are already working in NGOs. Others are students or people working in other jobs who want to enter the NGO world and make a difference. Some of the top thinkers in non-profit management and philanthropy have come on board to teach courses, as this New York Times article explains.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 3:48pm

When we face a new challenge, one of our first instincts is to reach out to someone for advice. By collaborating, sharing resources, and discussing common challenges, you and your peers multiply your impact and advance the common good. The Philanthropy Exchange is an online platform devoted to foundation professionals to collaborate, share, and learn within a community of peers, that includes archiveible and searchable discussion boards and libraries. It is so much more than just a list sever. Here are the five tips on how you can enhance experience on the Philanthropy Exchange:

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:04pm

This is the Council on Foundations team reporting from the 33rd Annual Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations Conference. This conference is the best-attended EO conference in the United States, and we are thrilled to see so many of our members and colleagues here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 5:14pm

I have attended a lot of conferences over the years and have always felt driven to go to as many sessions as possible, to gather information and knowledge to bring back to my colleagues at the Maine Community Foundation. This time around was no different: I set out to get the latest on National Standards, to explore issues related to endowed philanthropy, to learn how community foundations and United Ways can do more together.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 3:20pm

At the Council’s 2016 Annual Conference, two influential foundation presidents sat down with the Council’s President and CEO Vikki Spruill to share their insights into the conference’s theme of purpose. Spruill opened what became a lively discussion with The Clinton Foundation President Donna Shalala and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation President Julia Stasch by asking these two leaders about how they found inspiration in philanthropic work.