The new Director’s responsibilities include increasing the Center’s data on international foundations through the cultivation of new and existing partnerships. As many countries lack data infrastructure or government mandated reporting, strategic partnerships with philanthropic associations and networks will be necessary to meet the Center’s goals.
Historically, the Foundation Center collected data on U.S. foundations and their activities. Powered by the ambitious Foundation Center 2020 strategic plan, the Center has entered a new phase in its development. Serving the global philanthropic community with knowledge tools and services has become a key organizational priority. To achieve that goal, the Center has accelerated its international data collection efforts over the last few years. Focusing internationally has required new strategies for data collection. Through data-sharing, purchasing, and portal-building, the Center developed strong ties with international partners while enhancing products to show a picture of philanthropy that extends beyond the U.S.
For more, see the job announcement here.