Council News

Friday, June 17, 2016

The 2016 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey has now launched.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New research by the Council on Foundations released today provides important benchmarking data on the salary, compensation, and demographics of U.S. foundations. The 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report is the largest and most comprehensive report on foundation staff composition and compensation in 2015. The report found that racial and ethnic minorities continue to be underrepresented at all staffing levels and that significant gender and age gaps exist within the philanthropic sector.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Floyd Mills has been named its Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a new position intended to advance the Council’s work to promote inclusiveness as a fundamental operating principal in philanthropic organizations. The Council affirms diversity in its many forms, encompassing, but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, economic circumstance, class, disability, geography, and philosophy.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 9:32am

The vote for Britain to exit the European Union took philanthropy and the rest of the world by surprise. But it raises tough new questions about how grant makers should respond to political and financial turmoil and uncertainty.

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:54pm

I started this blog post earlier in the month to recognize June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, but the tragedy in Orlando rightly caused the Council and my blog post to change course. As June comes to a close, it seems fitting to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the steps which our society has taken on its journey toward full equality.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:18am

The second chapter of the Council’s full 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report provides extensive data on staff and salaries. In it, we offer tables on everything from the size of responding foundations, to the diversity of their full-time staff and the tenure and turnover of various staff members. There is also data on salaries. Later chapters also feature extensive salary data, but this chapter focuses on CEOs and program officers in particular.

Washington Snapshot

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Speaker Ryan Releases Tax Blueprint; Donor Disclosure Bill Passes House, Moves to Senate; New Jersey Considers Charitable Deduction, Property Tax Exemption Protection; Council President, Vice Board Chair, and Other Sector Leaders Pen Letter to the Editor; New Data on the State of Children's Well-Being Released; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Philanthropy Asks Congress to "Grow Philanthropy Now"; Learning Opportunity: How Broadband Access Supports Local Priorities; Summit Explores Potential of Pay-for-Success in Education; IRS Holds Meeting to Discuss Recommendations from the Sector; Giving USA Releases 2016 Report; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Senate Philanthropy Caucus Co-Chairs Encourage Colleagues to Join; Machine-Readable 990s to Become Available Next Week; Secretary Kerry Addresses Concerns with New Chinese Law; When to Use Which Fund; Unfunded State Liabilities are Driving Policy Challenges; and more!

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