Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Council on Foundations today announced the release of its 2014 Grantmakers Salary Tables and Board Compensation Tables. Both publications include data collected through the Council’s annual Grantmakers Salary and Benefits survey, and represent two of the most comprehensive sets of data on U.S. foundations’ staff compensation and board compensation practices available. The upcoming Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report will be released in early 2015 and will go into greater detail about benefits, staffing practices, and staff demographics at the nation’s foundations and corporate giving programs.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The Council on Foundations announced today that Darcy Oman, President and CEO of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia, received the Distinguished Service Award. And, Shelley Trott, Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation received the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking for innovation and strategic vision in grantmaking.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Investment returns at private foundations rose to an average of 15.6 percent in 2013 – the second-straight year of double-digit average returns – according to the 2013 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments for Private FoundationsTM (CCSF).
Friday, July 18, 2014
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: House Bill is a Big Win for Foundations; Community Foundations are "Coming Home"; Finalists Announced for 2014 Council Awards Program; Take Part in the #CF100 Video Contest; Philanthropy and Unaccompanied Children on the US Border; And More!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives passed an important legislative package impacting philanthropy, the “America Gives More Act of 2014” (H.R. 4719), with a bipartisan majority vote of 277-130.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The Council on Foundations and CF Insights today released Guideposts for Growth and Aspirations,the field’s most comprehensive report on U.S. community foundation assets, gifts, and grants. The data were collected from 285 U.S. community foundations, including those representing more than 90 percent of total estimated community foundation assets in the United States. In 2013, community foundation assets, gifts, and grants continued to grow and exceed the new heights experienced in 2012.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
This week former Council board member Dave Campbell passed away. For those of you who did not know Dave, he served two terms on the Council Board of Directors (2004-2011) as well as on numerous Council committees. The Council benefitted greatly from his leadership and accomplishments during his many years of service. We were greatly saddened by his passing and join us in sending condolences to his family and colleagues.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Council on Foundations invites you to participate in the 2014 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey, one of the most important and effective foundation management tools in the field. The survey collects information on benefits policies and practices, as well as compensation data for 35 positions at community, corporate, private, public, and operating foundations. The Council’s online platform, Benchmark Central (bmc.cof.org), enables survey participants to benchmark themselves against their peers by grantmaker type, asset size, state, or region.