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This course is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
This course is designed for community foundation staff with at least two years of experience in the field and with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of their foundation, the community foundation field, and the civic infrastructure of their communities. Staff or board members of any size community foundation can benefit from this course. We welcome your foundation colleague if your board member cannot attend the course. Participation includes complimentary registration, meals during course hours, and course materials.
Each community foundation can send up to three representatives. We recommend: (1) the CEO; (2) the board chair or another board member who is responsible for advocacy, community engagement, and/or public awareness campaigns; and (3) a senior staffer who is responsible for advocacy, community engagement, and/or public awareness campaigns. However, please feel free to make substitutions based on availability.
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Director, Government Relations
Council on Foundations
Birbal is responsible for implementing strategies and launching programs in support of the Council’s public policy and government relations functions. She raises the Council’s profile with Congress and other nonprofit organizations, raises awareness on the Hill about foundations and nonprofit activities, and assists and advises Council members on their legislative relations. Before joining the Council, Birbal was a lobbyist at the American Psychiatric Association, where she served as a liaison to the Food and Drug Administration, lobbied Congress, tracked legislation of relevance to the sector, and planned and executed the association’s annual advocacy day training session for membership.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Freeman is responsible for furthering the foundation's mission to strengthen the metropolitan Washington region by encouraging and promoting effective giving and demonstrating leadership on critical community issues. Under her leadership, the foundation's assets have grown six-fold since 1996, establishing it as the largest local grantmaker in the D.C. region and one of the top 50 foundations nationwide with grants of nearly $51 million in fiscal year 2012. Previously, Freeman was the founding executive director of the Freddie Mac Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the D.C. area.
Council on Foundations
Before joining the Council in 2010, Tsadick practiced law in private firms and worked in government relations and in-house law at a Fortune 15 corporation. In her current position, Tsadick provides legal information to Council members and legal support for the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, and serves on the Council’s in-house legal team. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars and holds a Virginia corporate counsel certificate.
Nancy Van Milligen
President and CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Van Milligen joined the community foundation as its first president and CEO in February 2003. She previously was vice president of institutional advancement at Clarke College. She is a past chair of the Iowa State Empowerment Board and the Iowa Commission of Volunteer Service and the immediate past-president of the Iowa Council on Foundations. She serves on the board of the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and on the Council on Foundations Public Policy Committee. In 2006, she received the SIU Distinguished Alumni Award.
125 Second Street
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Registrants who reside within 30 miles of the hotel are encouraged to commute to the course on a daily basis. To register for the course, download the registration form and return it by fax to 866-914-8107 by October 9.
For registrants who reside more than 30 miles from the hotel, the grant will cover two nights (November 7–8) of complimentary lodging with the Hotel Andaluz and the Council will reserve lodging on your behalf. To reserve accommodations and register for the course, complete the registration form and return by fax to 866-914-8107 by October 9. When you check in at the hotel, you will be asked for your credit card information to cover all incidentals during your stay. When checking out, your room rate and tax will be covered by the Council and you will be responsible for all incidentals. Check-in is November 7 and check-out is November 9.
Please note that all transportation costs to and from Albuquerque, NM are the responsibility of the attendee or the attendee’s foundation. Parking vouchers will be provided.
Registrants are strongly encouraged to attend the entire program. Registrants who fail to appear for the program will be charged a $50 cancellation fee unless they have notified the Council in writing by fax (703-879-0800) or email (email@example.com) five business days prior to the event or send a substitute representative from their community foundation to attend the program. At the time of registration, registrants must provide credit card information. If the cancellation fee applies, the credit card on file will be charged $50. Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case by case basis, for emergencies only.
Professional Development at 703-879-0768 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Nov 08 2012 at 8 a.m.
Friday, Nov 09 2012 at 12:30 p.m.
$ This event is grant funded and registration is complimentary.
125 Second Street
Albuquerque , New Mexico 87102