United by a shared purpose: a better future for all.

We believe philanthropy is a powerful force for good. As a nonprofit membership association, the Council is committed to expanding trust in philanthropic organizations as they work to address society's most pressing challenges.

Narrative Shift

Building Trust With Better Communications

After a year of research, we're excited to release “Philanthropy’s New Voice: Building Trust With Deeper Stories and Clear Language,” the largest study of narratives in philanthropy. It offers science-backed strategies for foundations to build understanding and trust.

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2024 GSB

Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey

The 2024 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey is now open! Your organization's information will strengthen the results of the GSB, which in turn benefits the entire philanthropic sector: The resulting GSB Report, scheduled for release this fall, is the most comprehensive guide to compensation data for U.S. foundations. Find out more about the survey and participate today!


Building Together 2024

Building Together: Leading Collaboratively Across Differences is an immersive leadership experience for philanthropic leaders who want to develop the strategies and skills to productively navigate differences in service of the greater good.

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