Council Events

Upcoming Events

A new paper by the Council on Foundations with BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Give2Asia explores key considerations for global families as they seek to achieve their philanthropic goals globally.

Hear all the highlights of the 2020 CFUnited in one place ahead of the April 5-7 conference in Detroit, MI.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Vice President of Legal Affairs, and Lindsay Mason, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, this workshop is organized to ensure common legal questions for administering grants, board governance and charitable giving activities are addressed. Bryan will provide technical and practical understanding of complex rules and regulations impacting corporate foundations and giving programs.

Join colleagues alongside CFUnited to enhance your understanding and ensure your community foundation is deeply engaged with all pockets of your communities. Become part of a vital network of community foundations and stakeholders finding creative and constructive solutions for greater impact.

Bringing together leaders in the field for genuine, authentic, and forward-thinking conversation that illuminates the powerful role of place in the work of community foundations. Place matters, and it remains critical for community foundations to be driving the conversation with donors, nonprofits and community leaders to produce greater outcomes, deeper impact, and drive more significant change in the communities we serve.

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 growing foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management with the broader understanding of community foundations within the philanthropic sector.

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.

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 growing foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management with the broader understanding of community foundations within the philanthropic sector.

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.

Past Events

In this "Lunch with Legal Counsel," Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel of Legal Affairs, discussed cyber risk and the law, the crucial role of leadership in managing risk, incident response and designing and implementing a mitigation strategy.

Hosted by Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), the session will have representatives of the Spanish Association of Foundations (AEF), the Council on Foundations and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) to talk about what goes on behind the scenes in the successful strategies to promote an enabling environment for civil society and philanthropy to thrive.

The Council launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

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.

The Council launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

The Council launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

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.

Community Foundation Week (#COMMUNITYFNDWEEK) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.

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 launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

The Council launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

In partnership with Kansas Association of Community Foundations, we are excited to host an in-person, interactive visioning session during the Growing Community Foundations Conference in Wichita, Kansas. We will explore key questions that will guide the Council on Foundations' work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

In partnership with Philanthropy New York, we are excited to host an in-person, interactive visioning session in New York City. We will explore key questions that will guide the Council on Foundations' work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

This Summit provides community, tools, expertise, and resources for attendees to make well-informed financial decisions to leverage endowed funds for maximum social benefit.

Reserve September 11-12, 2019 for the premier convening for human resource leads of foundations to learn about trending topics, network, and gain valuable insight into complex HR issues. We are excited to welcome you to Atlanta for our fifth year!

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.