Mandy Tuong describes how she got into philanthropy, how the industry can be improved, and how the Career Pathways program has inspired her.
Members of the COF Board are eager to speak with you one on one, or in groups large or small. Wherever philanthropic leaders are convening, we would be delighted to join you to hear your views, glean your insights and gather your suggestions. No organization can be all things to all people, but we are committed to listening, so we can benefit from your insights and wisdom as we chart the path forward.
Last year, I attended an event hosted by the New England Impact Investing Initiative (NEIII) for a conversation with Michael McCreless, Senior Director of Strategy and Impact, at Root Capital. At this event, Michael showed us how to use a tool he developed, a simulator, he calls the Efficient Impact Frontier. The efficient impact frontier seeks to provide investors with tools to efficiently balance risk, return, and impact in their portfolios.
It’s no secret that the Council on Foundations is an incredible organization to work at. It’s a place filled with helpful, innovative, and brilliant staff and offers many opportunities and valuable experiences in the philanthropic sector. So, it’s no wonder that the interns who have previously worked at the Council have gone on to have distinguished career opportunities and look back on their time here with appreciation.
The 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report offers the most comprehensive information in the field of grantmaking on compensation levels and salary administration.
Jennifer Price-Letscher, a member of the 2017 Career Pathways cohort, reflects on what she learned about leadership and philanthropic risk taking at a Career Pathways session at the Council's Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas.
The Career Pathways 2017 Cohort recently came together for three days in Dallas to delve deeper into our leadership visions for philanthropy and hear from phenomenal leaders in the sector.
The Council on Foundations opened its Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, this week with a special address from President George W. Bush.
Led by Suzanne Friday, Counsel for the Council on Foundations, this workshop is flexibly organized to ensure that your broad legal questions for administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities are addressed.
Evaluation and philanthropic learning are essential to driving social change. Here are five trends to look out for in 2017 – and likely beyond.