Council Events

Upcoming Events

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.

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.

Past Events

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, will explore 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.

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.

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, which will explore the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and its impact on nonprofits and vulnerable communities.

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 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.