This sector-wide survey provides salary, benefits, and diversity data for U.S. grantmaking organizations to aid in budget planning and personnel practice benchmarking.
Foundation staff are expected to be knowledgeable and have developed a broad range of skills, from donor relations to human resources and community leadership. The Council is here to offer support by providing relevant resources to help guide your learning and sharpen your skill set in foundation management practices.
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This report provides salary, benefits, and diversity data for full-time staff at U.S. foundations to aid in budget planning and personnel practice benchmarking.
The 2017 Salary Tables provide salary data for full-time staff at U.S. foundations and corporate grantmakers. Information is presented by grantmaker type, foundation type, asset size, and geographic location.
The 2016 Salary Tables provide aggregate information on staff salaries among U.S. foundations and corporate giving programs.
This member update focused principally on important issues related to foundation financial management and endowment performance.
Sharing knowledge with stakeholders is an important part of many nonprofit programs, but what does this look like? To answer this question, the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation and NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network surveyed nonprofits and foundations to understand the most common online learning strategies organizations are using to train their employees, volunteers, and beneficiaries. This webinar provides an early look at the insights gained from the survey and participants can discover how their organization aligns with others in the sector. Find out more about the latest innovations in technology-based learning and get actionable tips you can put to use in your organization today.
Modern life is full of data—a lot of data. Sometimes it feels simply overwhelming. And that’s especially true in the philanthropic sector. It can feel like our work is simply an endless string of profiles, templates, accounts, applications, and reports. If we aren’t thoughtful about it, the flow of data in philanthropy could be a barrier to effectiveness instead of a way to amplify our impact. Data standards offer part of the solution, a way to bring order to the flow of data. In the last few years, several core standards have emerged, including eGrant, the BRIDGE ID, and GuideStar for Grant Applications. These standards will, we believe, become a part of the underlying flow of data in philanthropy.
Frequently asked questions on basic foundation types and formation.
This glossary of philanthropic terms can help you get started in understanding the broader field of philanthropy.
Is your foundation using best practices for internal processes? Hear how the Archstone Foundation addressed the various needs of a multigenerational workforce that values its employees and offers incentives to increase motivation, productivity, and employee satisfaction. You will also learn how The Irvine Foundation reviewed its 10-year-old, paper-intensive grant process and developed a more streamlined, technology-driven approach while providing more readily available information to program staff and key executives.