Career Pathways

A talent pipeline expansion program

About the Career Pathways Program

Career Pathways is designed for mid- to senior-level career professionals committed to strengthening their practice and building connections on the path to assuming executive leadership roles in the philanthropic sector. Participants represent a wide range of foundations, grantmaking institutions, and philanthropic organizations. The Council on Foundations developed this program as a pipeline expansion program with the goal of promoting diversity among decision-makers in the field.

Learn more about the 2023 program

Applications for the 2023 cohort have closed. If you are interested in applying for the 2024 cohort, complete the interest form.

2024 Cohort interest form

Why This Program

Career Pathways is designed to accelerate the careers of diverse professionals in the philanthropic sector. Graduates of the program will deepen their expertise, expand their networks, and hone their leadership skills to advance the field.

Career Pathways empowers individuals to become the best candidates they can be by cultivating philanthropic acumen, confidence, and networks. Participation in this program will build an individual's capacity to become even more effective in their current roles and more deliberate in their contributions to the field of philanthropy.

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:34 pm
CoF Author
Mandy Tuong
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:28 pm
CoF Author
Chris Crothers
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Steve Pearson
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:20 am
Lauren Padilla-Valverde
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:54 am
CoF Author Council on Foundations
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:00 pm
David Daniels


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