Promoting economic development is not, by itself, a charitable purpose. Grantmakers seeking to help people and communities achieve economic self-sufficiency must therefore find a connection between a proposed activity and one or more recognized charitable purposes. In this Legal Lunch Series, Suzanne and Bryan will discuss IRS rulings, court cases and activities proposed by members to help explain what is needed in order to make grants for economic development.
This webinar provided members with a detailed understanding of the Overtime Rule directly from the Department of Labor. In addition, the Council’s attorneys explained how the Rule applies to foundations and answered some prevalent questions that have surfaced.
The Council on Foundations and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy co-hosted a webinar for funders to discuss how to address recovery needs from the devastating Gulf Coast flooding.
This webinar, held in collaboration with Iowa Council of Foundations, covered the tricky legal issues around donor control.
This is your chance to hear a preview of the deep dive to come on grantmaking for economic development at the upcoming Endowment and Finance Summit in September.
This webinar discusses the importance of building relationships with elected officials and shares more about the Council's work to ensure the voice of philanthropy is heard during this elections process.
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.
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. This webinar provides an early look at the insights gained from the survey and participants can discover how their 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.
Interested in taking an important step towards foundation financial management excellence? Learn actionable strategies your foundation can use to engage diverse asset managers.
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.