The Council on Foundations' Career Pathways is a 12-month leadership program that prepares candidates from diverse backgrounds to compete for and earn positions as philanthropic leaders. We work with individuals currently employed in foundations and grantmaking institutions who are seeking to advance their careers in philanthropy.
By bringing together talented high-level senior managers from diverse backgrounds with philanthropic leaders and executive search consultants, we can strengthen the pipeline of professionals looking to compete for and succeed in philanthropic leadership positions. We also work with foundations and grantmakers to help them acquire and retain the best management talent from this ready and willing pool.
Our Vision: The Council on Foundations' Career Pathways program will become one of the nation's premier programs to prepare philanthropic leaders and to help foundations and grantmakers acquire and retain the best management talent. It will foster diversity, inclusion, and excellence in philanthropic leadership for mid-career professionals.
Our Goal: We want to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in the leadership pipeline who are considered for, appointed to, and retained in senior and executive positions in philanthropic organizations.
Our Belief: We strongly believe in the links among diversity, inclusiveness, and effectiveness. Our conviction is based on research and is an institutionally held value that compels the Council to equip members with a variety of management tools, including talent acquisition, recruitment, retention, and leadership preparation.