As 2019 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on my first year at the Council on Foundations. I’m proud of the strides we’ve made in forging strong relationships across the sector, moving our policy agenda forward, supporting the professional growth of members and reimagining both our membership model and our vision for the future of the Council.
How can we, as resource providers in the development and humanitarian assistance spaces, shift our focus from isolated capacity improvements to systemic, cascading change driven by leaders on the frontlines? This work begins with exploring the current power dynamics in our relationships with local actors, and redefining our role as true partners.
The goal of his conversation is for community foundation leaders to explore their role in helping leaders, regardless of sector, build the collaborative capacity they need to address community-wide challenges and opportunities.
Debbie Reznick of Polk Bros. Foundation describes the work they've done with Michael Reese and the Chicago Community Trust to improve the health of those experiencing homelessness.
Mary L. Thomas outlines the work the Spartanburg Community Foundation has done in partnership with the Northside Initiative to improve the conditions within the Northside neighborhood in Spartanburg.
When people think of the myriad of partnerships in which the Council engages, the Legal Team may not come first to mind. But the fact of the matter is, the Legal Team regularly engages with other organizations, particularly our regional partners, on behalf of the sector.
The 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report offers the most comprehensive information in the field of grantmaking on compensation levels and salary administration.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) today announced the winners of the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.
Vikki's keynote address on Partnerships and the SDGs at Global Partnerships Week 2017
In April, my tenure as chair of the Council on Foundations’ Board of Directors will end, and I will near completion of my board service.