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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

We took a deep dive to explore public policy issues foundations could advance together to improve the transition of veterans and their families to their home communities after service.

The Council on Foundations hosted our inaugural Public Policy Summit, April 11 – 13, 2018, in Philadelphia—the birthplace of the United States of America. We welcomed current and former elected officials, foundation leaders, and experts in this space, to lead discussions about the role philanthropy plays in affecting the civic and political processes that impact our society.

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 was designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

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.

A reception to celebrate the role of philanthropy as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today's toughest challenges.

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.

Leaders from the charitable sector discussed the lessons philanthropy has learned while working to improve veterans' health and mental health.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Vikki Spruill, the President and CEO of the Council on Foundations, moderated a discussion with Brennan Gould, Director of Programs at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and Ellen Dorsey, the Executive Director of the Wallace Global Fund.