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Posted Date: Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:45
In 2016, women represented over three-quarters of foundation staff in the US but among the largest grantmakers,fewer than half of foundation CEOs were women. In the same year, racial and ethnic minorities made up only 10 per cent of foundation CEOs. Given these statistics alongside current...
Posted Date: Wed, 08/30/2017 - 09:50
When people think of the myriad of partnerships in which the Council engages, the Legal Team may not come first to mind. But the fact of the matter is, the Legal Team regularly engages with other organizations, particularly our regional partners, on behalf of the sector.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:42
How poignant and timely that we gathered with HR professionals from around the country to explore what equity means to our foundations just as our nation is grappling with its own diversity conversation in the backdrop of the recent troubling events in Charlottesville, the latest in an...
Posted Date: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:05
At the Council, we have seen a growing trend in community foundations of all sizes and geographies asking about how to make international grants, often from donor or corporate advised funds. Our latest publication is a new global philanthropy report with the Foundation Center—Local Communities...
Posted Date: Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:00
It’s no secret that the Council on Foundations is an incredible organization to work at. It’s a place filled with helpful, innovative, and brilliant staff and offers many opportunities and valuable experiences in the philanthropic sector. So, it’s no wonder that the interns who have previously...
Posted Date: Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:20
This spring I traveled to Japan, where I had the opportunity to visit the Hosoo textile company in Kyoto. The company was founded in 1688 and has been passed down through 12 generations of the same family, still sitting on the same site. Formerly focused on textiles for traditional garments used in...
Posted Date: Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:45
Recently, Council staff traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to join more than 50 funders to discuss how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are relevant to local challenges facing communities across the Southwest. The gathering was the sixth city in a series of national conversations about the...
Posted Date: Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:00
At the Citi Foundation, we believe that success is a combination of the impact we can generate directly through our grant making and the influence we can have on others by amplifying what works (or what isn’t working)—and most importantly why success matters.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:00
Keep up with community foundations developments for August.
Posted Date: Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:40
Software for National Standards is modernizing and being streamlined. Eula Tatman of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation explains her first impressions of the new system.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:34
The Council on Foundations is proud to team up with San Diego Grantmakers to support the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange, which aims to help veterans and their families transition back into civilian life in an effectiveand holistic way.
Posted Date: Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Attention shifts from health care to tax reform; Mnuchin pushes for “clean” raise to debt ceiling; Wray confirmed as FBI Director; In the States: Challenges to Property Tax Exemptions.
Posted Date: Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:10
Meghan Ervine, the Council's communications intern, interviews her fellow interns as their time with us comes to a close. They reflect on their internships, lessons learned, and plans for the future.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:20
How can diversity, equity, and inclusion be integrated into philanthropic organizations? Rebecca Cisek and David Daniels explain how they're seeking to include DEI into the culture of the Bainum Family Foundation.