Council Events

Upcoming Events

Join us to discuss how the Trump administration's latest immigration decisions are influencing US foundation's internal operations, such as staffing, and ongoing programmatic activities, including grantmaking and advocacy.

Convening centered on an opinion piece written by Kevin Murphy, President, Berks County Community Foundation during his 2016 tenure as Foundation Leader in Residence at the Council on Foundations, this interactive group discussion will focus on the rationale of asset growth, disruptions to the community foundation business model, and how changes in the local financial services field may force some fundamental changes on community foundations.

Join President and CEO Vikki Spruill for the first Council Member Update of 2017. Learn why this is such a critical time for philanthropy — and what the Council has planned in the year ahead to help strengthen the field.

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.

Join us as Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the Council on Foundation presents "The Private Foundation Minimum Distribution Requirement: The Ins and Outs of Section 4942."

The Council on Foundations, Minnesota Council on Foundations, and SDG Philanthropy Platform are excited to co-host a meeting in the Twin Cities on March 9, 2017 to discuss how work already underway across Minnesota supports the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Community development improves lives and builds prosperity by maximizing the potential of a place. Combine this with the role of catalyzing and raising resources from a community on behalf of a community, a Community Foundation can capitalize on its unique role as a convener, grantmaker, and endowment builder for greater community prosperity with simple practices taken from community and economic development strategies.

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.

Leading Together is the premier conference for the philanthropic community. It’s a rich, immersive, thought-provoking experience dedicated to exploring the essential role that philanthropy — and you — plays in society to create transformational change.

Much has been said about diversity, equity and inclusion within the philanthropic sector. Diverse talent pools, equitable grantmaking processes and inclusive workplaces are all things for which we are striving. What benefit, if any, does a diverse talent pool bring to an organization? Does a lack of diversity within and organization’s talent pool translate to a less effective organization?

We will highlight nationally relevant programming while providing attendees an opportunity to see firsthand the challenges created by a broken immigration system.

Enjoy a day rich in new experiences and ideas — where you will be challenged to think more deeply, entertain new perspectives, and ultimately dig into potential new narratives for rural America. We will create an environment to spur your thinking about existing assets in new ways, new assets that are needed, ways to turn assets into opportunities, and importantly, how to better engage citizens toward new narratives for economic and social prosperity.

Join the Council on Foundations and our partners to spend an interactive day discussing grantmaking into Latin America, focused on the power and potential of collaborations in order to Lead Together and join a network of active grantmakers in the region.

Join the Council on Foundations for a conversation with your peers about the ways in which foundations can transcend the current climate of partisan stalemate and work to make our democratic processes more fair, open, and representative.

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.