October 19-22| Preconference October 17-19 | Cleveland, Ohio

2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations

A Transformative Idea. A Remarkable Future.

What's your learning experience going to be like at the 2014 Fall Conference?

The 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations is the culmination of a year of celebrating the impact of the first century of community philanthropy and a concept that has spread around the globe. The October gathering builds upon two important bodies of work: the conversations on place-based philanthropy that began at last fall’s conference and the extensive research sponsored by the Council and conducted by the Monitor Institute on the future of community philanthropy. In addition, conference content is being built in response to the challenges, takeaways and needs you shared with the Council through the Call for Ideas. We heard your desire to discuss, NextGen donors, donor engagement, race and equity, technology, disaster relief, rural philanthropy, mergers and acquisitions, community leadership and more.

Be sure to check back frequently for more program updates!

Choose Your Day

Day 1 Individual Excellence
Day 2 Organizational Excellence
Day 3 Community Philanthropy Excellence


Prepare to be inspired as we anticipate the next 100 years through the creative exploration of new ideas and bold approaches. And, of course, you will have opportunities to enhance your professional skills, make new friends, connect with colleagues, and experience TED and IGNITE-style talks, deep dives, learning tours, and other fresh formats.

Plenary Sessions

Learning From Our Past to Enhance Our Future
The Evolution of Community Foundations in a Global World
The Changing World of Community Foundations: What To Learn from It and How To Embrace It
Leadership, Collaboration and the 2nd Century: Examining the Future of Community Philanthropy
Leading into the Future


Learning Opportunities

 Examples of some of the topics that may be included are:

Board Development Conveners & Collaborators
Rural and Small Foundations Youth Engagement
Donor Relations Impact Investment
Giving Days Race & Equity
Technology Global Philanthropy


The 2014 Fall Conference is just the beginning of a journey of creative exploration and idea-sharing on the future of place based philanthropy and community foundations. The Council will provide ongoing opportunities to engage in robust conversations through a variety of platforms such as the Philanthropy Exchange, upcoming webinars, and other events.