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. During this time, Bandera was influential in strategic direction and transformation of the organization’s operating model and structure to help grow NPT into one of the largest grantmaking institutions in the United States.
Respondents to an annual survey on foundation salaries and demographics indicated that one in three foundation staff was between the ages of 50-64 last year, and one in four came from a racial or ethnic minority background. The analysis, part of data collected annually in the Council on Foundations’ Grantmaker and Salary Benefits Report, has for three decades been an important tool for foundations to plan their annual budgets, benchmark their personnel practices and determine salary levels for staff.
The 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report offers the most comprehensive information in the field of grantmaking on compensation levels and salary administration.
Enjoy a day rich in new experiences and ideas — where you will be challenged to think more deeply, entertain new perspectives, and ultimately dig into potential new narratives for rural America. We will create an environment to spur your thinking about existing assets in new ways, new assets that are needed, ways to turn assets into opportunities, and importantly, how to better engage citizens toward new narratives for economic and social prosperity.
The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce the application period for its flagship leadership development program, Career Pathways, is open now through October 31, 2016. Through Career Pathways, the Council seeks to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in the leadership pipeline and develop a generation of diverse leaders who are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion within their own organizations and the broader philanthropic sector.
Vikki Spruill's opening remarks at the 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit.
The Council on Foundations’ 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit is just around the corner – Sept. 28-30 – and as co-chair of the convening, I strongly encourage you to register for it! I personally look forward to the summit each year because it’s the preeminent venue for foundation executives to share information about investment trends, challenges, solutions and best practices. It also provides unrivaled opportunities to meet and collaborate with some of the top finance leaders in philanthropy. This is why my organization, the TIAA Institute, is thrilled to once again serve as the summit’s Education Partner and co-sponsor.
Continuing our blog post series about the 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report (GSB), this week let’s take a look at the third chapter, “Issues Specific to the Chief Executive Officer.”
This invite-only convening will bring together foundation HR leads from across the nation to learn how to make philanthropy more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
Leaders from 42 foundations announced today that they have “banned the box” by adopting fair chance hiring policies or ensuring that questions about criminal convictions do not appear on applications for employment with their foundations.