Council Events

Past Events

The Council on Foundations is inviting executive staff of community foundations for an exchange of ideas to strengthen communities across the United States. As a field, we need come together to discuss the current mischaracterization of donor advised funds, and how we can implement strategies for success for all community foundations. This roundtable will take place in Tuscon, AZ.

Continue the discussion on scholarships with Ben McDearmon as he discusses community foundation scholarship programs and questions about them frequently asked of the Council's Legal Team.

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.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Council on Foundations, 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. Suzanne will provide technical and practical understanding of complex rules and regulations impacting private and corporate foundation/giving programs.

What are post-graduation scholarships and how can foundations and their communities benefit from them?

The goal of his conversation is for community foundation leaders to explore their role in helping leaders, regardless of sector, build the collaborative capacity they need to address community-wide challenges and opportunities.

Hear how the Homeless Persons Representation Project in Baltimore serves clients experiencing homelessness—including veterans and youth in Baltimore and across the state, and learn about their role in informing national efforts with the American Bar Association, Equal Justice Works and federal partners to “cover the map” with legal services for vulnerable populations by promoting best practices that produce tangible results.

Attorney Bryan Del Rosario discusses the prohibitions on engaging in self-dealing. In particular, Bryan tackles issues such as who gets the credit (company or foundation) when a gift is made; decisions regarding use of a foundation’s resources, whether a foundation must not advertise or promote the goods or services of its corporate sponsor, and much more.

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.

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's legal expert, Suzanne Friday, discusses regulations and compliance issues for grantmaking abroad.

Data storytelling to help transform facts into impact is a skill that can be taught, and this webinar features key lessons in communicating data that foundations can readily apply.

This event is now cancelled.

This webinar will delve into ways to fine tune your community foundation's development strategy.

This is a primer for place-based funders on how to work with community development finance institutions (CDFI) on Opportunity Zones projects and other community development projects.

The Council on Foundations is excited to honor the 2018 winners of the Distinguished Service Award, the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking, the Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications and the Chapman Prize, at an event in Washington, DC.

Hear how community foundations serve as catalysts to drive entrepreneurship within their communities and can in turn become more entrepreneurial to increase their own value proposition.

Join us to learn about how you can be prepared for unrelated business income tax (UBIT) changes in advance!

Philanthropy California is offering funders an up-to-the-minute briefing on the fires, local and state agency responses, and how to aid local efforts and avoid fraud. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum, and League of California Community Foundations.

The Excellence in Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Exchange (Exchange) hosted a webinar featuring the California College Pathways (CCP) Project, which recently received the 2018 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.

This webinar explores what the legislative outlook for the 116th Congress looks like in light of the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections.

This monthly call is for community foundation staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

This is a funders-only meeting to share what funders have learned from their investments in veterans transition and the continuing challenges veterans and their families face as they return to civilian life after military service.

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

Council on Foundations and National League of Cities will convene three conversations across the United States on racial equity. With support from the Lumina Foundation, philanthropic and government leaders will come together to raise awareness about the social impact of structural racism while highlighting current efforts to dissolve and resolve racial conflict and disparity. Elected and appointed city, county, and state officials will join philanthropists in a panel discussion to identify how philanthropy and government can take actions that confront and dismantle structural racism.