Why do community foundation CEOs pursue “community leadership” as a key organizing strategy in their foundations? Because there was a leadership void in our community and we realized we were uniquely positioned to step up. Because we recognized we h
Let me introduce myself: I’m a young leader and a passionate advocate for social justice. I’m well into my second year as executive director of Social Justice Fund, a regional progressive public foundation. I’m an innovator.
The Council on Foundations (COF) recently released the 2011 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report. The sample includes 910 total foundations of which 544 are COF members.
As my colleague Peter Pennekamp from the Humboldt Area Foundation says, when it comes to community leadership it’s not always the most pressing issue that you need to be working on; it’s the issue where there’s energy and heat. In a word: tension.
This planning guide assists the sponsoring organization and faculty in laying out the session agenda, lesson planning, tool disbursement, and other fundamentals for engaging new grantmakers in the "Being Grounded in Philanthropy" module.
We are making thoughtful and deliberate changes that will help the Council become a place for you to collaborate, exchange ideas, and discover how we can all work together to advance the common good.