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Posted Date: Fri, 12/20/2019 - 12:00
I’ve just finished a year-long program that aims to bring more diverse senior leadership to the philanthropic sector. My time with the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways program was transformative and will, no doubt, have an impact on my thinking and career trajectory in ways that I can’t yet...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/18/2019 - 14:00
The Council on Foundations and the Daniel and Barbara Chapman Trust today announced Opportunity Fund as the recipient of the 2019 Chapman Prize.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:00
Sometimes the greatest thing to come from building relationships and networks beyond your own borders—with peers in the US and even beyond— is merely a rehearsal for something you don’t even know you are rehearsing. You never know when or how those relationships will materialize into something more...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/15/2019 - 15:00
If we consider the Internal Revenue Act of 1935 as the start of corporate philanthropy – a time when companies were permitted to deduct 5% of pretax earnings for charitable gifts, it could be concluded that corporations have influenced the philanthropic sector for more than 84 years.
Posted Date: Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:15
Bandera joins the Council following a long tenure with Council member organization, National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) where she helped shepherd the organization’s rapid growth over 13 years – serving as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer....
Posted Date: Fri, 10/25/2019 - 16:00
Get the latest News From the Hill including updates on the Budget Agreement Passed by the House and more...
Posted Date: Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:00
West Central Initiative (WCI) is one of six community foundations in Minnesota created by the McKnight Foundation in 1986 to response to the farm crisis. Together, we cover the area of the state called “Greater Minnesota.” We have cities and towns in all of our regions, but we are commonly...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:00
When I first met this cohort, I knew immediately that we were destined for a similar fate. The power to move and change was in the room the first time we gathered, and we’ve already begun to see what we build when we operate in concert. Yes, as individuals, we’re rather wonderful, but as a cohort,...