Community Foundation Events

Upcoming Events

The Council, in partnership with Atlas Corps and American Express, will share information on the Atlas Corps Fellows Program. Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world's rising leaders. They volunteer for 12-18 months at outstanding organizations (foundations, corporations and nonprofits) addressing social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program.
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 monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.
Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.
The Council on Foundations will host our inaugural Public Policy Summit, April 11 – 13, 2018, in Philadelphia—the birthplace of the United States of America—on this very topic. We will welcome current and former elected officials, foundation leaders, and experts in this space, to lead discussions about the role philanthropy plays in affecting the civic and political processes that impact our society.
For community foundation CEOs, managers, or board members/trustees with fiscal responsibilities and those new to finance and fiscal administration, this course provides an understanding of the complicated aspects unique to community foundation finances
Join us for a day and a half regional convening focused on community philanthropy as an engine for inclusive community and economic development in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.
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.
Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.
Join us for a day and a half regional convening focused on community philanthropy as an engine for inclusive community and economic development in Minneapolis, MN.
A premier convening for human resource leads of foundations to learn about trending topics, network, and gain valuable insight into complex HR issues.
Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

Past Events

The second session in our series on digitalization and the community foundation business model dives into business innovations for community foundations designed to address cybersecurity.
(Internal) Talent Development for (External) Impact is about the Bush Foundation’s internal efforts to develop staff to have greater impact while at Bush and then beyond. Join us and webinar co-hosts President Jen Ford Reedy and Talent Development Director, Stephanie Andrews, as we talk more about what it means to the Bush Foundation to invest in their own people.
This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.
Personalized donor service and deep relationships dominate the approach utilized by community foundations in development and grantmaking, but exactly how much has the digital revolution and other philanthropic innovations disrupted our work? What is on the horizon? Hear expert advice and considerations from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the Cleveland Foundation, and Council on Foundations in the third of our series on the digital disruption on the community foundation business model.
Are you curious about how to balance impact with risk & return? Join us for a conversation with Michael McCreless, Senior Director of Strategy & Impact, at Root Capital, an agricultural impact investor that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.