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Today, Susan Taylor Batten, president and CEO of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, co-authored an editorial with Vikki Spruill, president and CEO of the Council on Foundations. Read the full article over at the Nonprofit Quarterly.
Fifty years ago yesterday, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom inspired and unified millions. That it rose [...]

Last month, the Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with Resource Alliance and the Institute for Development Studies, convened a major summit in Bellagio, Italy, on the future of philanthropy and development in the pursuit of well-being. The summit-the culmination of a process involving regional consultations around the globe, the commissioning of papers on relevant topics, and [...]

At the 2011 Council on Foundations’ Fall Conference for Community Foundations in September, Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO and President Emmett Carson told the audience the current financial model may be broken: “In five or 10 years, I fear that many of the institutions in this room won’t be here. Revenues aren’t meeting expenses. Other people [...]

Hundreds of the nation’s top innovators, philanthropic leaders, and policy-makers will gather in Philadelphia, April 10-12 for the Council on Foundations 2011 Annual Conference. We’ve assembled an impressive team of bloggers who will share their perspectives on the proceedings and foster a national dialogue about how grantmakers are working to advance collaborative, innovative solutions to [...]

With historic government and private sector budget cuts and extraordinary natural disasters worldwide, there is increasing demand for support from vulnerable communities and families.
These issues will be front and center at the Council on Foundations 2011 Family Philanthropy Conference January 23-25 in New York City. Hundreds of foundation CEOs, trustees, and leaders—along with innovators in [...]

Hundreds of the nation’s top innovators, philanthropic leaders, and policymakers will gather in Charlotte from September 13-15 for the 2010 Fall Conference for Community Foundations. We’ve assembled an impressive team of bloggers who will share their perspectives on the proceedings and foster a national dialogue about the increasingly important role of community foundations in [...]

The 2010 Council annual conference in Denver, “Intersections: Social Change, Social Justice, Social Innovation,” brings together more than 1,300 global philanthropic leaders. The conference’s robust agenda of topics and top-flight speakers aims to strengthen philanthropy’s impact to advance the public good.

Last week, the Council published the latest issue of our online journal, Thought > Action > Impact. This issue focuses on global philanthropy—a top priority for the Council. When we began researching the topic one thing became abundantly clear: We live in an interconnected world and, in the last two years alone, almost every community [...]

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