Council Events

Past Events

This webinar introduces a new framework for measurement in the social sector. It is a three legged stool: (1) evaluation; (2) monitoring; and (3) feedback from your ultimate beneficiaries.

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.

Taught by the Fund Evaluation Group, this webinar explores some of the issues in crafting and developing an investment strategy.

Henry Timms, co-author of the book New Power, will discuss a practical framework for understanding how power is shifting in our society and how to navigate today and in the future.

This month’s Lunch with Legal Counsel with Suzanne Friday focused on issues for corporate philanthropy, and motivations for corporate giving.

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.

Learn about the changing incentives and barriers that individuals and organizations face when donating to social causes and organizations globally, as well as diving deep into the changing philanthropic environment in Hungary, Nigeria, and Venezuela.

Focused on academic research, experience from the field, and insights on the trends as seen from the perspective of social impact strategists on how to interpret the noise around evolving technologies and focus on real strategies that benefit community foundations and the communities they serve.

Council attorney Bryan Del Rosario and host Brad Ward will review (and answer) the top 10 questions posed during our recent Legal Matters workshop held in Dallas on April 2nd.

Excellence in Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Exchange's first interactive learning opportunity: a panel via phone call with a former Secretary's Awards Winner.

Explore how state proposals to get around the federal SALT deduction repeal could impact the philanthropic sector and charitable giving.

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.

Join the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation in a conversation about grant competitions, how to support other submissions, best practices, and scalability.

Watch this webinar to learn about sections of the Form 990-PF that present potential risks and vulnerabilities, as well as opportunities to better share your institution's work. You will also learn how to turn an examination of your 990-PF into an opportunity for improving internal practice, policy, and how these are communicated.

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 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is front page news in the wake of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Since its enactment in 1938, FARA has been rarely enforced, but Congress is currently considering six bills to increase its implementation. This online briefing, cosponsored by the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), discussed these concerns, recent legislative action in Congress, and possible fixes that would enable stronger enforcement of FARA without the unintended impacts on non-profits.

The Council, in partnership with Atlas Corps and American Express, shared information on the Atlas Corps Fellows Program. Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world's rising leaders. They volunteer for 12-18 months at outstanding organizations (foundations, corporations and nonprofits) addressing social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program.

Join the Council’s Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs, Suzanne Friday, as she examines certain provisions of the Tax Reform Act and how those provisions affect philanthropy in general, but more specifically corporate foundations and corporate giving programs. This webinar will also discuss whether lower corporate taxes may mean greater corporate giving, as well as review emerging trends.

The second session in our series on digitalization and the community foundation business model dives into business innovations for community foundations designed to address cybersecurity.

(Internal) Talent Development for (External) Impact is about the Bush Foundation’s internal efforts to develop staff to have greater impact while at Bush and then beyond. Join us and webinar co-hosts President Jen Ford Reedy and Talent Development Director, Stephanie Andrews, as we talk more about what it means to the Bush Foundation to invest in their own people.

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.

Are you curious about how to balance impact with risk & return? Join us for a conversation with Michael McCreless, Senior Director of Strategy & Impact, at Root Capital, an agricultural impact investor that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.

Join us and webinar co-hosts President Jen Ford Reedy and Strategy & Learning Vice President, Allison Barmann, as they talk about the Bush approach and share examples from their Education initiative.

Data can be overwhelming. But is it possible to harness your foundation’s data and turn it from a challenge into an asset? Join a call with Guidestar's CEO and Program Manager of LA Counts, an initiative of California Community Foundation, to explore ways in which data is being utilized effectively to advance community foundation efforts.

Join the Council on Foundation’s Suzanne Friday for a timely discussion of the recent IRS Notice regarding potential new donor advised fund regulations and the Treasury Department’s request for comments from the field. Additionally, this webinar reviews specific provisions in the tax reform legislation that will have an effect on charitable foundations. Community foundations will want to learn about the donor advised fund regulations, but all foundation types can benefit from the tax reform discussion.