Council Events

Past Events

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.

In a nation deeply divided by partisan politics, we can turn to the work being done at the grassroots in our communities as a source of hope, information, and change. Join us for a conference call with Samuel Bressi, President & CEO of the Lancaster Country Community Foundation, who was featured in the New York Times for LCCF's work in the Greater Lancaster, PA area.

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.

Charitable giving surged to $410 billion in 2017, the highest ever, according to the latest Giving USA report, but what do the numbers mean for foundations?

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

This webinar highlights the value of National Standards accreditation for community foundations of all sizes and educates participants about the history and processes behind National Standards, allowing community foundations to take the leap into accreditation with confidence.

Join foundations and philanthropy serving organizations from across the country for a webinar on July 11th at 2pm EST. "Philanthropy's Role in Strengthening Democracy" is co-sponsored by Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Nonprofit VOTE.

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.

Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) for 1.5-hour call to hear from a panel of experts on the border crisis, explore the impact of these policies on families and children, and learn about GCIR’s recommendations on how philanthropy can respond.

Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel of Legal Affairs, discussed the “tipping” issue in IRS Notice 2017-73 as well as ways private foundations can use donor advised funds to advance, enhance and effectuate their charitable missions.

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.

The Council, The Spartanburg County Foundation, and the Southeastern Council of Foundations spent a day and a half convening in the South to focus on community philanthropy''s potential as an engine for inclusive community and economic development.

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.

For community foundation CEOs, managers, or board members/trustees with fiscal responsibilities and those new to finance and fiscal administration, this course provided an understanding of the complicated aspects unique to community foundation finances

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.

The Council on Foundations and Foundation Center and Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy partnered at this special event for the launch of a new GrantCraft Leadership Series paper which introduced the concept of community philanthropy: both as a form of, and force for, building local assets, capacities, and trust.

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

The Race, Poverty and Trust convening featured guest speaker Tiziana Dearing, Professor of Macro Practice at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Tiziana is the former CEO of Boston Rising, a place-based, anti-poverty, public foundation that aimed to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by replicating the Robin Hood Foundation and Harlem Children Zone’s models in Grove Hall, a Boston neighborhood inundated with poverty and crime. Over three years, Boston Rising invested $4 Million in residents, promising entrepreneurs and under performing schools, then -- it dissolved.