The Council on Foundations, which represents many large U.S. grant makers, is in the midst of a “redesign” intended to better meet the needs of its member foundations, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported Monday.
The council is adopting a new business model and will also become less hierarchical, Vikki Spruill, the organization’s new president, told The Chronicle. Nineteen positions have been eliminated during the past two months, the report said, but a dozen new ones will be created next year to fit the new approach.
The changes will not result in cutting services or programs, Spruill said. They are motivated by a need to work differently.
Spruill told members in an email message that the new model would “operate as the hub of the largest, most connected philanthropic network in the world–one that is designed to foster more meaningful intentional partnerships between our staff and each of you as we link you to others who share your specific priorities,” according to the article.