Council Events

Past Events

As the world responds to the impacts of COVID-19, leaders of endowed independent and family foundations are working with their Boards of Trustees and staff to determine how best to respond. Many organizations are considering how they can increase their funding to nonprofits and communities during these difficult times

Developed out of a trending conversation on the Philanthropy Exchange the Council invites you to join a peer-led discussion of how community foundations are adapting programmatic strategy to deliver their core mission amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council on Foundations and re-constituted affinity group, CEONet, invite CEOs and Executive Directors of community foundations to join a virtual roundtable in support of the continued efforts by the field to respond and adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.

Council Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

As organizations continue COVID-19 response efforts, HR leaders in philanthropy are thoughtfully introducing innovative practices about returning to work, while coping with new and complex challenges. Join the Council and CHANGE Philanthropy for a facilitated, small-group dialogue to explore the implications of a returning workforce to the office.

The Council was a co-sponsor with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy on this webinar, which explored place-based grantmaking and the importance of strengthening local communities and organizations to create a new philanthropic and nonprofit landscape, focused on recovery, that prioritizes equity, partnership and collaboration.

COVID-19 has revealed the inadequacies of many foundation and nonprofit virtual strategies. Having an up-to-date cybersecurity strategy is key to ensuring your foundation’s ability to respond to this ongoing crisis while enabling and empowering your nonprofit partners' to accomplish their missions.

In partnership, the National Center for Family Philanthropy and the Council on Foundations are offering legal office hours for family foundations. We know some family funders are entering new giving spaces in light of COVID-19 and are navigating the legalities of doing so.

Council Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

As organizations continue COVID-19 response efforts, HR leaders in philanthropy are thoughtfully introducing innovative practices to care for the health and well-being of their employees, while coping with new and complex challenges. Join us for a facilitated, small-group dialogue to explore the implications this pandemic is having on your organization's recruitment, on-boarding, and letting go of staff.

Council on Foundations and re-constituted affinity group, CEONet, invite CEOs and Executive Directors of community foundations to join a virtual roundtable in support of the continued efforts by the field to respond and adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.

Join the Council on Foundations and the Center for Effective Philanthropy to hear from experts in the field on learning from nonprofit partners and developing a culture of listening at your foundation, while building mechanisms that can withstand emergencies and improve your disaster response and grantmaking.

Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Council on Foundations has decided to cancel this Community Foundation Excellence (CFE) Fundamentals Course. We will work with the Communities Foundation of Texas and Philanthropy Southwest to find an alternate date to offer the course.

This call will offer a status update on the 2020 Census, which began in earnest mid-March, just as COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic.

Council Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

This peer-to-peer conversation will be a forum to explore the HR, culture and talent implications of COVID-19, in a facilitated dialogue with a small group of 25-30 HR leaders in philanthropy.

Philanthropy is undertaking massive efforts in this country to more effectively collaborate and coordinate quickly among various funders, stakeholders and community partners in response to COVID-19—and all without the power of convening in person. In this time of crisis, what do we need to do differently to more effectively align our resources and better serve community?

The CFUnited 2020 Conference is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The CFUnited 2020 Conference is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak so this pre-conference has also been cancelled.

Council Office Hours for Community Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

Council Office Hours for Community, Private and Family Foundations opens the the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for community philanthropy, Brad Ward, on pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.

Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.