Council on Foundations Speakers Request Guidelines

The Council on Foundations staff provides thought leadership in a number of areas within the philanthropic sector. Our team of highly-qualified thought leaders are well-versed in all philanthropic areas. We ask that you consider the following when making your request:

  • For domestic requests, a four week lead time is required
  • All international require at minimum six weeks to coordinate.
  • Request(s) must be submitted electronically through the speaker request form.

Some of the topics relevant but not limited to for speaking engagements are:

  • Legal Issues in philanthropy
  • Policy work in philanthropy
  • Global Philanthropy
  • Impact Investing
  • Data and Research 
  • Accounting practices for foundations
  • Technology protocol of foundations
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

If you have any questions regarding our speaker request process, please email us at