Council Events

Upcoming Events

Sharing knowledge with stakeholders is an important part of many nonprofit programs, but what does this look like? To answer this question, the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation and NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network surveyed nonprofits and foundations to understand the most common online learning strategies organizations are using to train their employees, volunteers, and beneficiaries. Join us for this webinar to get an early look at the insights gained from the survey and discover how your organization aligns with others in the sector. Find out more about the latest innovations in technology-based learning and get actionable tips you can put to use in your organization today.

Join us for a webinar to discuss the importance of building relationships with elected officials and to learn more about how the Council is engaging to ensure the voice of philanthropy is heard during this elections process.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

How can your foundation ensure that funding requests are meaningful and contain clear outcomes? Are incoming grant proposals in alignment with community vital signs and needs assessments? How can the grant application process lead to this end? Sharpen your own grantmaking application process with new insights to fund even more with your limited grant dollars.    

The Council on Foundations invites you to attend the 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit! We will convene in New York City to take a deep dive into the most pressing issues concerning foundation leaders responsible for financial and investment management.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

This invite-only convening will bring together foundation HR leads from across the nation to learn how to make philanthropy more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Save the date for Leading Together to Strengthen Philanthropy in Dallas, Texas.

Past Events

Interested in taking an important step towards foundation financial management excellence? Learn actionable strategies your foundation can use to engage diverse asset managers.

June 20-24, the Council's Legal Team be hosting an Ask the Expert chat on the Philanthropy Exchange's Open Exchange. Throughout the week the Legal Team will be online and answering your questions regarding Department of Labor's final rule updating the overtime regulations.

As a Community Foundation, you are the expert on building endowments, but imagine what 10 nonprofit professionals or volunteers working on endowment growth could mean to you. If you want to multiply your efforts, partner with your nonprofits in being successful endowment builders. To help community foundations leverage nonprofit partners as successful endowment builders, the Council is partnering with Helen Monroe of Endowment Development Institute (EDI) to host a webinar exploring this endowment building strategy. During the webinar, participants will learn how best to leverage nonprofit partners, hear a few case studies of success, and learn about a new resource, Endowment Building Made Easy.

This webinar featured speakers from the White House who shared information regarding the the ConnectALL Initiative and the role philanthropy can play to advance the importance of broadband access for millions of Americans currently without.

Modern life is full of data—a lot of data. Sometimes it feels simply overwhelming. And that’s especially true in the philanthropic sector. It can feel like our work is simply an endless string of profiles, templates, accounts, applications, and reports. If we aren’t thoughtful about it, the flow of data in philanthropy could be a barrier to effectiveness instead of a way to amplify our impact. Data standards offer part of the solution, a way to bring order to the flow of data. In the last few years, several core standards have emerged, including eGrant, the BRIDGE ID, and GuideStar for Grant Applications. These standards will, we believe, become a part of the underlying flow of data in philanthropy.

Experts discuss both the new domestic charity and foreign NGO laws in China and their likely impacts on US foundations working in China.

The Council on Foundations and Mission Investors Exchange held a special edition of our Legal Lunch series where we discussed the impact and importance of new regulations on Program Related Investments.