Council & Member News Feed

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.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:55
Over 1,000 of the nation's top grantmakers will gather in Los Angeles for the Council on Foundations Annual Conference, April 29–May 1. The conference will serve as a hub of conversation on the top issues and opportunities facing philanthropy today, including an opening session held in...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:52
Los Angeles. New Orleans. Detroit. Through riots, hurricanes, or economic despair, each city experienced significant crisis, and each has or is on its way to recovery thanks in large part to the philanthropic sector. But what exactly is the role of philanthropy in responding to communities in...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:49
Next week, more than 1,100 philanthropists, grantmakers, and foundation representatives will experience firsthand the cutting-edge, innovative reforms taking place in the Los Angeles area as a result of strategic grantmaking. The region serves as both the backdrop for the 2012 Council on...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:47
The Council on Foundations announced today that Linda Reed, president and CEO of the Montana Community Foundation, will receive the inaugural Ylvisaker Public Policy Award at its Annual Conference in Los Angeles, on Sunday, April 29.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:46
The Council on Foundations released a new publication today that examines the role philanthropy plays at the intersection of business and society. Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy (the guide) will be presented to a group of 60 corporate...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:41
Michele Prichard, director of common agenda at the Liberty Hill Foundation, received the Distinguished Service Award at the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The award presentation took place during the opening plenary session on Sunday, April 29.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:40
The Council on Foundations today announced the 2012 recipients of the Wilmer Shields Rich Awards during its Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The awards recognize and encourage excellence in communications by foundations and corporate giving programs and showcase the way they use communications...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:38
The Council on Foundations announced that Theophilus Gregory, senior vice president at the El Pomar Foundation, is receiving the Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking at this week's Annual Conference in Los Angeles.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:37
The Council on Foundations elected three new members to its board of directors on April 30, during the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles.