Upcoming Webinars

This webinar will provide an overview of OMB Uniform Guidance that streamlines and clarifies cost allocation and other rules related to government grants and contracts, while removing some areas of confusion and inconsistency and treating more of a nonprofit’s expenses as direct (reimbursable) costs. Join us as we discuss new rights for nonprofits that provide services through federal funds, as well as opportunities for foundations in particular to alert grantees to new cost reimbursement opportunities through the Uniform Guidance and to provide opportunities for professional development for grantees and the sector as a whole.

Foundations use a variety of models in managing their investments. But given the pursuit of higher risk-adjusted returns, many foundations are exploring different ways to access the expertise they need and to manage increasingly complex investment portfolios. Join a conversation to explore the results from the Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments, which provides data on how private and community foundations are using professional staff, consultants, managers, to oversee their investments. We will also take a closer look at the increased use of outsourced chief investment officers (OCIOs) by a number of institutions, and the considerations that boards and investment committees must make before pursuing this path.

Foundations have long taken a role as "neutral conveners" around controversial issues. Many foundation leaders, however, are taking strong stands on critical issues in their communities (e.g. education, health, police brutality, and more). Is this a new trend? What are the benefits and pitfalls? Come meet foundation CEOs who chose to speak up on controversial issues, and learn more about these efforts.