RE: Philanthropy Blog

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00am

The Council on Foundations is thrilled to co-host the first-ever North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City. I am excited to think creatively and collaboratively with philanthropy peers from across North America to ensure that our changing communities leave no one behind.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:00am

We just concluded the third Council on Foundations Endowments and Finance Summit, where more than 100 foundation CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, board members and other leaders met to consider the future of the philanthropic sector. Based on post-event buzz and input from participants, it seems to have been our best Summit yet.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:45am

Updates from Natalie Ross, Senior Director of Global Philanthropy, for October 2017.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

I know from speaking with many of you that it's been a busy fall, both at the Council and within your organizations. I want to make sure you're aware of some special meetings and calls we're scheduling in the next month so you can get these on your calendars.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

From Charlottesville to Las Vegas, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and now the California fires, it has been a devastating couple of months. The Council will continue to activate our support networks and national reach to provide greater scope in backing the community foundations in affected areas.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:45am

As the NFL season has officially kicked off, I am reminded of the positive ways that so many athletes are effecting change off the field.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

For five years, I have been fortunate to work for a foundation that has implemented continuous learning and commitment into its core values. In holding to these core values, our CEO is committed to intentionally seeking out opportunities for her team to learn and develop. In October 2016, she and our Senior Director of Talent and Organizational Development informed me of the Career Pathways program.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:55pm

I work in a small three-person office/private foundation in Queens, New York City. When my boss forwarded me the Career Pathways application last fall, my intent behind my application was to expand my network, reflect on my skills and experience in the sector over the past decade, and connect with colleagues who shared my commitment to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:00am

As the nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month now through October 15, we recognize the histories, cultures, and accomplishments of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, the Caribbean, and the Americas.