Council News

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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor's final rule updating the overtime regulations. Access a summary of the changes and additional resources.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

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.

Washington Snapshot

In this week's Washington Snapshot: This Week in Tax Reform; Council on Location: The World Humanitarian Summit; “Industry Issue Resolution” Program Expanded to Include Tax-Exempt and Governmental Entities; Scholarships & Quid Pro Quos: Honoring Those Who Served Through a Writing Competition; Reversing the Trend on Tax-Exemption Challenges; Charitable Giving Needs to be Encouraged; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Department of Labor Publishes New Rule on Overtime Regulations; Council Submitted Comments on IRS Priority Guidance 2016-2017, Supporting Organizations; Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Corporate Integration; Ways and Means to Hold Another Tax Reform Hearing; How to Properly Disclose IRS Form 990 to the Public; State Laws, Grants Impacted by Federal Overtime Changes; and more!
On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations. The Council has been following this issue closely and is here to help you understand how the changes could impact you and your organization.

News