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Posted Date: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 08:19
For the past two decades, the James A. Joseph Lecture has been one of the intellectual high points of the Council on Foundations Annual Conference. The list of past lecturers at this Association of Black Foundation Executives event helps make the case, not just Ambassador Joseph delivering the...
Posted Date: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 08:09
During the second panel I attended, I really liked the New Field Foundation’s approach to grantmaking and their utilization of local advisers. It is very sensitive to every aspect of their work and the impact it has on all stakeholders. Bravo.
Posted Date: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 08:06
I attended a great panel this morning. It was called “The Future of Philanthropy and Development in the Pursuit of the Human Well-Being: An Update on the Bellagio Initiative.” The presenters were Asif Saleh, director of the BRAC Centre; Fabrice Serfati, managing director and CFO of IGNIA; Neelam...
Posted Date: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 07:55
Conferences were a way of life in a previous career. The land of higher education was a vast and strange continent, but as a seasoned and wise elder I could pass seamlessly among the inhabitants. Academics who would barely speak to colleagues in their ivy-covered ivory towers turned into animated...
Posted Date: Mon, 02/25/2013 - 07:43
Don’t get me wrong: I love Madonna. Really, I do. But for a while there, anytime I searched the topic of global philanthropy, the only news that surfaced focused on Madonna and her effort to build a number of schools in Malawi. I’m not saying it’s not important or that she’s not doing great work,...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:13
In mid-March, following the news that Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a warlord from the DRC, had been convicted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC), activists lauded the long-awaited verdict, calling on the ICC and the Congolese government to implement the arrest warrants of others who...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 16:59
There’s an African proverb that says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That’s true in life and true in philanthropy. Grantmakers are dedicated to working with nonprofits and community organizations to address the toughest challenges. There’s no doubt that...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:09
In celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), February's #PhilChat will convene some of the most prominent corporate giving programs to explore the role businesses are playing in communities around the world through philanthropic efforts. ICPD, which falls on the fourth...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:08
More than 200 leaders from private, family, and corporate foundations and grantmaking associations will convene in Washington, D.C., March 21–22 to show lawmakers and federal agency officials how unique partnerships between foundations and government are one model for economic success in many...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:06
The Council on Foundations today announced the release of the 2011 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report, the most comprehensive information available on staff composition and compensation for U.S. foundations. The report contains salaries for 34 full-time positions and allows grantmakers to...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:04
The application deadline for the third class of the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways Program is March 21. Individuals with diverse backgrounds seeking career advancement in the field of philanthropy are encouraged to apply.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:03
More than 200 leaders of community, private, and corporate grantmaking foundations will gather on Capitol Hill this week to meet with their elected officials to explain why federal policies to promote philanthropy and charitable giving are more important now than ever, as the nation slowly emerges...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:01
Every day across this country, hundreds of community-based foundations are improving the lives of residents and the neighborhoods where they live. These foundations often do their philanthropic work without much recognition – until now. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:58
With questions about diversity and inclusion leading local and national headlines, this month's #PhilChat will examine the state of diversity in philanthropy, from staff to boardrooms, grantmaking to policies. This discussion will bring together grantmakers in an open and honest dialogue about...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:57
Vikki Spruill will become president and CEO of the Council on Foundations effective July 1, 2012. Spruill, currently the president and CEO of Ocean Conservancy, brings a blend of expertise in both collaborative leadership and philanthropy.

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