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Towards a more inclusive diversity in the philanthropic sector

18 August 2017
Floyd Mills

The philanthropic sector has taken steps to address the lack of inclusion of women and people of color in its talent pool. But newly released research from the U.S. Council on Foundations reveals that several demographics often are missing from philanthropic talent conversations and decisions. The reason for this may well be a lack of data. For almost thirty years, the council has collected data on grantmaker staff composition and compensation in the United States. Our annual Grantmaker …


How ‘catalytic philanthropy’ could solve global waste

17 August 2017
Doug Woodring

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a municipality’s waste generation by weight, but by volume, the proportion is significantly higher. Most small communities do not have access to solutions, and this is where ‘catalytic philanthropy’ particularly in the resource recovery sector, can make an enormous impact on …


Myths about new funders

16 August 2017
Phil Buchanan

There are a lot of statements made about ‘new’ donors and how they differ from more ‘established’ older ones. Some …


US community foundations making significant global impact

15 August 2017
Natalie Ross

Since I joined the Council on Foundations in early 2016, I have fielded many requests from community foundations (CFs) seeking …


Awaken the giant: Wealth managers should do more to unlock philanthropy

14 August 2017
Juliet Cockram Agnew

Wealth managers are sitting on a philanthropic goldmine. Today, the top 10 private banks hold an astonishing $7.9trn under management. …