RE: Philanthropy Blog

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:54pm

Floyd Mills

I started this blog post earlier in the month to recognize June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, but the tragedy in Orlando rightly caused the Council and my blog post to change course. As June comes to a close, it seems fitting to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the steps which our society has taken on its journey toward full equality.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:18am

Brandolon Barnett

The second chapter of the Council’s full 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report provides extensive data on staff and salaries. In it, we offer tables on everything from the size of responding foundations, to the diversity of their full-time staff and the tenure and turnover of various staff members. There is also data on salaries. Later chapters also feature extensive salary data, but this chapter focuses on CEOs and program officers in particular.

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 10:33am

Tonia Bain

Giving USA 2016 was released this week.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 3:33pm

The Council on Foundations stands in solidarity with those affected by the horrific attack in Orlando.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 4:59pm

Council Global Philanthropy Intern McQuillin Murphy reflects on what he learned participating in a Council co-hosted event at the Colombian Embassy on June 9 to introduce 35 foundations from Colombia to American philanthropy. The day featured panel discussions on a wide range of topics, including best practice in advocacy and public policy, new forms of U.S. philanthropy and social innovation, and community philanthropy.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 1:49pm

Elizabeth Krempley

The Council of Foundations' summer interns are here! From now through August, our interns — all currently enrolled college students from across the country — will be working in the Council’s office helping to advance the good work of our members and to expand the reach and scope of philanthropy. In addition to gaining invaluable work experience, Council interns will participate in unique professional development opportunities including an HR: 101 course, site tours of local member foundations, one-on-one meetings with senior Council leadership, team-building workshops, and more.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:02am

Brandolon Barnett

In our continuing blog post series about the 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report (GSB), this week we are tackling the key findings section of the report.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:40pm

Brandolon Barnett

Research Associate Brandolon Barnett explains how to use the 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:05am

Today, I am pleased to announce the release of the Council on Foundations’ 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report (GSB). Since the Council first began researching compensation more than 35 years ago, this annual report has grown from a small set of salary tables into one of the most extensive resources in the country. It provides the field with comprehensive data and allows us to look at how our field has developed over time.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 9:20am

His Excellency Amr Al-Dabbagh

Philanthropy University is a global, free online university offering MOOC courses to anyone, but particularly targeting young men and women in the developing world who want to serve their communities. Some of our students are already working in NGOs. Others are students or people working in other jobs who want to enter the NGO world and make a difference. Some of the top thinkers in non-profit management and philanthropy have come on board to teach courses, as this New York Times article explains.