Council Events

Upcoming Events

The COVID-19 global pandemic defined 2020, and it will continue to impact much of the world in the foreseeable future. How did grantmakers and donors respond as communities worldwide struggled – especially Black, Indigenous, and people of color as well as other populations that have been systemically marginalized and underserved – amid the pandemic’s impact on livelihoods, health, education, and more?

Council on Foundations and re-constituted affinity group, CEONet, invite CEOs and Executive Directors of community foundations to join a virtual roundtable.

Past Events

Developed out of a trending conversation on the Philanthropy Exchange (PhilEx), the Council invites you to join a peer-led discussion of how foundations are supporting internet access for students and families as schools, businesses, and communities struggle with the impacts of COVID-19.

The Global Goals Mapping Tool is a comprehensive resource that maps giving and volunteerism using both the IRS National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes and the United Nations International Classification of Nonprofit Organizations (ICNPO) codes to classify the activity and programs of charities and connect them to the SDGs.

Developed out of a trending conversation on the Philanthropy Exchange (PhilEx), the Council invites you to join a peer-led discussion around how organizations are adjusting their contract management and vendor policies to advance their commitment to DEI.

End the week with an hour of wellness and networking. The wellness activity will be a resiliency themed meditation led by our partners at Chill Anywhere. Following the meditation, we will play a fun game of trivia and host networking breakout rooms to connect members across interest, roles, and opportunities. This will be a fun and casual event for all staff members!

The Annual Member Meeting is the kickoff event for Member Week. The Member Meeting will start with a keynote remarks from Fred Blackwell, CEO of San Francisco Foundation, and conclude with a brief Member Meeting where Kathleen Enright, Council President & CEO, will share the State of the Council and members will vote on the new additions to the Board of Directors.

Join the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), Council on Foundations, and Points of Light for "Racial Equity: Moving Companies from Promise to Action”. This two-day virtual event looks to address the critical importance of racial equity and the impact companies can make in communities around the world.

How can community foundations foster connections between donors and nonprofits advancing equity? Community foundations play a powerful role in connecting high net worth donors with local organizations working to advance community needs. This online learning session for community foundations shares findings from their research and facilitates discussion about how community foundations can foster connections between major donors and local organizations that lead to deeper relationships and increased support for community-based organizations.

Join the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-profit Law (ICNL) as the amendments are discussed and learn from peer funders about how the changes to FCRA will impact your work.

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.

The Ford Foundation joined with several other foundations in a novel approach to expand their giving—issuing a social bond in the U.S capital markets. Come learn from the experiences of the Ford Foundation about the possibilities of debt financing to increase current payout levels through a social bond issue or other financial vehicles.

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

"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?"

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Council is a co-sponsor of this webinar from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, that explored the unique aspects of response and recovery for a worldwide pandemic, with a focus on international grantmaking to support communities in developing nations.

The philanthropic sector's ability to influence public policy has been a pathway to significant social change in the United States. Using the current global crisis as a backdrop, this session will focus on a discussion of policy engagement through a health policy lens.