Frequently asked questions on basic foundation types and formation.
Foundation staff are expected to be knowledgeable and have developed a broad range of skills, from donor relations to human resources and community leadership. The Council is here to offer support by providing relevant resources to help guide your learning and sharpen your skill set in foundation management practices.
In-Depth Topics Under Foundation Management:
In-Depth knowledge on Foundation Management
This glossary of philanthropic terms can help you get started in understanding the broader field of philanthropy.
In this age of austerity, it is more important than ever to ask and answer how foundations' decisions impact the fields they work in.
The Council on Foundations’ Foundation Management Series provides foundation boards and staff with the tools needed to benchmark their practices and operations against peers in the field.
Directors & Officers liability insurance provides financial protection for a foundation and its directors, officers, employees, and volunteers in the event of a lawsuit.
A comprehensive guide on indemnification and directors and officers liability insurance.