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
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
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, June 2, 2016 - 4:30pm
June Update debuts a monthly post on all things community foundations at the Council. This feature is loaded with recent blog postings, resources for you, as well as a reminder of the various staff at the Council here to help.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:38pm
At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, more than 6000 attendees discussed how the global community delivers aid for the world’s most vulnerable people, especially given commitments to leave no one behind within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The two-day event included a mix of government representatives, civil society organizations, and the private sector, including more than 350 corporate attendees and 79 foundations.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:40pm
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
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.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 3:48pm
When we face a new challenge, one of our first instincts is to reach out to someone for advice. By collaborating, sharing resources, and discussing common challenges, you and your peers multiply your impact and advance the common good. The Philanthropy Exchange is an online platform devoted to foundation professionals to collaborate, share, and learn within a community of peers, that includes archiveible and searchable discussion boards and libraries. It is so much more than just a list sever. Here are the five tips on how you can enhance experience on the Philanthropy Exchange: