Working at a foundation and working with a foundation are two different concepts. At the Council on Foundations, our staff focuses on the latter. Among other services, we answer requests for information, host conferences and other events, and keep our membership informed about the latest news from Capitol Hill.
Every once in a while, we glimpse, [...]
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan shared the Obama Administration’s vision and his design of HUD strategies, including the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI).
“Civil society has to play a major role in dealing with these challenges – the non-governmental sector here and around the world – because there are, as there always will be, gaps between what government on its own and the private sector on its own will do and can do and because, frankly, there are [...]
“We’ve got quite enough ink spelt and quite enough air spent on ‘what’ and ‘how much’ but when it’s all said and done, when you and I’ve finished our work, when we look back on it, our success will be determined more than anything else on how well we answered the ‘how’ question,” said the [...]
“I’m a great believer in one of the lessons that I learned in my first Wall Street job: In God we trust; everyone else – bring data,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Wednesday annual conference plenary.
Check out these posts from other blogs that covered the annual conference:
Michael Seltzer blogged about the promising developments he saw at this year’s meeting on PhilanTopic
Kathleen Enright blogged about the “dangers of government stimulus” on Tactical Philanthropy
Tim Ogden blogged about partnerships with government on Philanthropy Action
Chris Cardona blogged about the “Emerging Liquidity Issues for Foundations” [...]
“We don’t intend to reinvent the wheel. We want to borrow from what you and others have learned and use it to advance this agenda,” said Melody Barnes, director of the White House domestic policy council, at the Tuesday annual conference plenary.
“At CDC we’ve seen that partnering with foundations is a very important part of our preparedness mission,” said Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at the Tuesday annual conference plenary.
“We must and will tap into your expertise and knowledge because making our country healthier, preventing disease and improving services for children and families will take all of us working together,” said Kathleen Sebelius in her first public address as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services at the Tuesday annual conference plenary.
“I’ve been deeply impressed by something called the ‘Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy’ that might serve as a model for generative green philanthropy today,” said Dr. Robert Franklin, President of Morehouse College, at the opening plenary of the Council on Foundations annual conference.
It’s fitting that we’ve heard from several administration officials about President Obama’s commitment to service. Let’s say it together: President Barack Obama has been a boon to the nonprofit sector. During his campaign, he won many hearts with his community organizing background. In his inauguration speech, he called for legislation that supported and strengthened national [...]
Okay, I’ll admit it. The main reason I attended the session (Praise & Skepticism: “Philanthropy at Its Best” and the Future of the Sector) on the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Report was to see some fireworks. I’ve researched the issue, interviewed and even stalked grantmakers (you know who you are) to write about the [...]
Check out these posts from other blogs covering the conference:
Katy Moore blogs about how “we’re not in Kansas anymore” on Tactical Philanthropy
Michael Seltzer blogs about the Women’s Funding Network meeting on PhilanTopic
Natasha Desterro blogs about the “Building Philanthropy BRIC by BRIC” session on Tactical Philanthropy
Rosetta Thurman blogs about John Jackson’s “call to black philanthropy” on [...]
“It is time for the foundation community to get in trouble – good trouble,” Representative John Lewis said to 1,300 Council on Foundations conference attendees.
And read Emmett Carson’s post on the address.