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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:00am to Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
2015 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join senior leaders from the Council and key partners as they present on the initiatives and programs you can look for in the coming months. They'll also be taking your questions and comments about the direction of the Council and how we can better serve our members and the field.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Communities across the country are experiencing rapid demographic shifts, and foundations that use  place-based giving strategies must adapt their grantmaking to recognize these changes. Leaders across various foundation types will discuss the definition of place-based philanthropy, its challenges and advantages, and the approaches that have worked.

Past Events

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join the Council on Foundations (COF) and Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) on Wednesday, August 27, from 2-3:30 pm ET for a free webinar on this humanitarian crisis and the role funders can play in responding.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This webinar will explore a survey the Council on Foundations commissioned from the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy about donor advised funds to community foundations. The survey questions inform the Council, their membership, and the Community Foundation National Standards Board provide a full picture of donor advised funds and their importance to communities nationwide.
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 1:00pm
Join the Council for a briefing by Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) on Monday, August 11 at 1:00 PM ET, regarding mental health issues faced by Active, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families. While many have focused on resolving mental health issues and improving outcomes for troops and veterans, this webinar will highlight the need for increased awareness of issues confronting military families, including spouses and children.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Council is providing a FREE webinar to community foundations that will assist with creating inspirational videos for the #CF100 Video Contest. The webinar is being conducted by Poynter's News University, a nationally acclaimed institution dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
Are you new to philanthropy and unsure about the due diligence process for making a successful grant? Have you been in the field for several years, but are still unclear on the legal aspects of grantmaking or how to spot red flags in grantee financial statements? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, please consider joining us for NCG's 2014 New Grantmakers Institute.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
As communities are being asked to address growing social challenges with diminishing resources, the field of philanthropy is placing increasing emphasis on collaboration with businesses, nonprofits, and government to continue its work to advance the common good. The webinar will examine the dynamic role of philanthropy as a convener, catalyst, collaborator, and partner across a wide and diverse range of issue and interests.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
‘Big Data’ is a hot topic in philanthropy. But what does it actually represent, and how can foundations be most effective in using this data to help inform and advance their work? The first installment of our Leading Forward webinar series will highlight different ways foundations are using Big Data, and how Big Data is being used more broadly to provide insights into the state of the philanthropic field.