Council Events

Past Events

A new paper by the Council on Foundations explores key considerations, critical questions, and decisions about combining philanthropies during times of a business merger or acquisition

Council on Foundations is committed to keeping the Career Pathways core value of community, equity, learning, and development present for the 2020 participants. This monthly community building hour is a virtual opportunity for participants to connect, reflect, share, or discuss. For more information about Career Pathways leadership development program, visit cof.org/careerpathways

The 2020 HR Retreat, co-hosted by the Council on Foundations and CHANGE Philanthropy, is a unique opportunity to learn, share and grow with other culture, talent and HR leaders in philanthropy. This event is for those committed to fostering a work force and institutional culture rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion.

"How much should we spend?" It's an essential question for all funders and an especially complex one for endowed private foundations. Based on an upcoming issue brief of the same name, this webinar will help you revisit your foundation's role as an investment steward. It will introduce the surprisingly wide spectrum of equally valid choices endowed foundations have made in balancing permanence, purpose, and payout. And it will provide ideas for helping your own board or family thoughtfully answer "How much should we spend?"

Council on Foundations is committed to keeping the Career Pathways core value of community, equity, learning, and development present. This community-building hour is a virtual opportunity for Alumni to connect, reflect, share, or discuss. For more information about Career Pathways leadership development program, visit cof.org/careerpathways

Explore how community philanthropy can candidly foster inclusive economies, unlock latent local talent to address our communities biggest challenges, and foster vibrant and resilient communities that are reflective of all people. This two part virtual Zoom webinar series is in response to the cancelled CFUnited: Power of Place Conference that was to be held in Detroit, Michigan this past April.

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.

This two part virtual Zoom webinar series is only open to registrants of the CFUnited: Power of Place conference that was to be held in Detroit, Michigan this past April. There is no additional cost to attend.

Council Office Hours for Corporate Foundations and Giving Programs opens the conversation between funders and Council attorneys, Bryan Del Rosario and Ben McDearmon, and lead strategist for corporate philanthropy, Lindsay Mason.

Council on Foundations is committed to keeping the Career Pathways core value of community, equity, learning, and development present for the 2020 participants. This monthly community building hour is a virtual opportunity for participants to connect, reflect, share, or discuss. For more information about Career Pathways leadership development program, visit cof.org/careerpathways

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.

This roundtable is for CEOs who are exploring ways to support the sustainability and/or evolution of their nonprofit partners. The conversation will focus on peer-to-peer advice, suggestions, and tactics on how funders can support nonprofits through the next stage of their organizational life cycle, whether that is a strategic alliance or restructuring, a merger, an acquisition or closure.

In partnership with CHANGE Philanthropy, this peer-to-peer conversation will be facilitated by Chana Anderson, an experienced HR executive, in dialogue with philanthropic HR leaders from across the country. While several questions are lined up for discussion on the theme of the webinar, there is room to be responsive to the topics participants want to discuss.

Council on Foundations is committed to keeping the Career Pathways core value of community, equity, learning, and development present for the 2020 participants. This monthly leadership development hour is a virtual opportunity for participants to learn and discuss a host of topics – from national issues to sector solutions. For more information about Career Pathways leadership development program, visit cof.org/careerpathways

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 on Foundations is committed to keeping the Career Pathways core value of community, equity, learning, and development present. This community-building hour is a virtual opportunity for Alumni to connect, reflect, share, or discuss. For more information about Career Pathways leadership development program, visit cof.org/careerpathways

The health and economic impact of COVID-19 has continued to ripple through communities across the country and the world. Congress is discussing additional legislation to address some of the challenges faced by workers, businesses, nonprofits, and communities. Hear from experts about how provisions being discussed may impact the charitable sector. For any questions please reach out to govt@cof.org. A reminder this conversation is off the record.

Council on Foundations is committed to keeping the Career Pathways core value of community, equity, learning, and development present for the 2020 participants. This monthly community building hour is a virtual opportunity for participants to connect, reflect, share, or discuss. For more information about Career Pathways leadership development program, visit cof.org/careerpathways

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.

This webinar will discuss the impacts of digital transformation on the role of technology, what a strategic IT roadmap looks like, and how your entire organization benefits when IT is aligned with your mission and business. We'll also review examples of successes in our sector, lessons learned, and emerging considerations for the future.

The Council is a co-sponsor of this webinar from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, which is designed to help raise awareness of the intersection of mental health and COVID-19.

Led by the Council's legal team and Brad Ward, Lead Strategist, Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal and practical questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

Council on Foundations, Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), and Points of Light (POL) are partnering to host a corporate peer discussion series to support companies' response and adaptation to the challenges of COVID-19. Join us throughout this nine week series to share ideas and explore plans for a longer-term community response.

Council on Foundations, Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), and Points of Light (POL) are partnering to host a corporate peer discussion series to support companies' response and adaptation to the challenges of COVID-19. Join us throughout this nine week series to share ideas and explore plans for a longer-term community response.

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.