Council Events

Past Events

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?

The CFUnited 2020 Conference is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The CFUnited 2020 Conference is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak so this pre-conference has also been cancelled.

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.

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.

The Council on Foundations (COF), Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Points of Light (POL) are joining forces to convene our members and advocate for the field throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During this corporate-only peer discussion, corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders will discuss creative ways companies are reshaping their philanthropic approach and leveraging business assets to support their employees, communities and business operations.

The Council on Foundations (COF), Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Points of Light (POL) are joining forces to convene our members and advocate for the field throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During this corporate-only peer discussion, corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders will discuss creative ways companies are reshaping their philanthropic approach and leveraging business assets to support their employees, communities and business operations.

What is in the $2 trillion COVID-19 economic stimulus bill that passed Congress on Friday, March 27? How will the bill impact the philanthropic sector? Join this policy briefing to hear top experts explain what you need to know in order to support your operations and the work of your grantees.

Thank you for joining the Council on Foundations to hear from experts on providing effective support to grantees and learn how foundations can build a sector that can weather this storm and future uncertainty.

Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Council on Foundations has decided to cancel this Legal Matters for Corporate Foundations.

Council on Foundations and re-constituted affinity group, CEONet, invite CEOs and Executive Directors of community foundations to join a virtual roundtable in response to the growing challenges of COVID-19.

This conversation featured foundation leaders who are directly engaged in establishing community funds, grantmaking and actively responding to the coronavirus crisis. We also provided an assessment of the landscape developing for public-private partnerships and shared examples of local collaborations that are naturally forming.

The FOTH Congressional Reception is being hosted by the Council on Foundations for friends of the philanthropic sector in Congress, FOTH attendees, and philanthropic colleagues in Washington. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Rep. George Holding (R-NC) will be recognized for their legislative leadership on philanthropic issues that enhance foundations’ ability to serve the greater good and to promote incentives for charitable giving.

This webinar is canceled. The CFUnited Conference is being postponed due of the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information, please see the official conference statement.

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.

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.