• Linking Local Investment to Global Goals

    Philanthropy's Impact in Florida

    The Council on Foundations, Florida Philanthropic Network, Jessie Ball duPont Fund and SDG Philanthropy Platform are excited to co-host a meeting in Jacksonville at the Jessie Ball duPont Fund on December 6, 2016 to discuss how work already underway across Florida supports the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Registration Now Open

    2017 Annual Conference — Leading Together | April 23-26, 2017 | Dallas, Texas

    Early bird registration ends January 11, 2017 | Group pricing available

  • Grow as a Philanthropic Leader

    Applications Now Being Accepted for 2017 Career Pathways Cohort | Deadline — October 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

    Career Pathways is part of the Council on Foundations’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and seeks to develop a
    generation of diverse leaders committed to the principles of DEI within their own organizations and broader philanthropic sector.

  • Save the Dates

    HR Summit: Investing in the Talent Pipeline | San Francisco, CA | October 19-20, 2016 | Co-Hosts: Change Philanthropy & The San Francisco Foundation

    CEO and Trustee Winter Retreat | Location: TBD | January 26-27, 2017


    Join us for the premiere annual gathering of foundation leaders in the United States.

    The Future of Community – Identity. Purpose. Place.
    April 8-12, 2016
    Washington, DC

  • Our New Look!

    You have probably noticed that the Exchange has a brand new look. I am so excited about this, especially since we designed it using the feedback from all of you!

    For a brief introduction to the new layout watch my 2-minute video about the improvements. If you have any questions, just let me know!

  • Philanthropy Exchange Quick Tips

    I just uploaded a simple PDF (see below) that outlines how to reply to posts, change your e-mail settings, and how to join groups. If you have any questions, always feel free to send me an email or give me a call!

  • Frequency of E-mails

    Changing how often you get e-mails is very easy. Just follow these directions:

    1) Visit your profile
    2) Click on "My Settings"
    3) The drop down menu next to your picture should say "Subscriptions"
    4) Scroll to the community you are interested in changing your frequency of emails
    5) Select Real Time or Daily Digest

  • Public vs. Private Replies

    Hey everyone,

    So with the recent addition of many community members from the listserv, I wanted to reiterate the difference between a public and a private reply. With the listserv system, one would send a public message, everyone would reply to the sender with a private message, then the sender would compile the responses and post them back to the group (make a postback). This was good because it was simple, and useful if you had a quick question. The issues with the listserv system were that there was a lot of repetitive questions, not everyone would take the time to write a postback, and there was no reliable archive of content (other than saving a lot of e-mails).

    With the Philanthropy Exchange, there is the added functionality for public replies, which is attempting to solve those issues. It is my hope that you will use the public reply feature, as it will create an archive of all the conversations for future users to search through and read. This way, you can have more in-depth discussions about substantive issues, no one has to make a postback, and it lessens the chance of repetitive questions.

    Having a private reply feature (the Reply to Sender option), is also very useful, as we all know from the listserv. For questions where you just need a quick response, a poll, or confidential information, Reply to Sender is a great option.