The Council on Foundations invited executive staff of community foundations of various size, scope, and location to glean understanding from diverse viewpoints for an exchange of ideas to Tucson, AZ to discuss ways we can strengthen communities across the United States.
Goals & Agenda
- The first half of the day focused on community foundations and the problems they are facing in the field today. We discussed how the Council on Foundations can best serve community foundations in their missions and to help them move forward. We explored the collective aspirations, culture, and identify of the community foundation field.
- In the afternoon, we took a deep dive into four topics: DAFs and critical regulations impacting CFs, leading on social change, and community foundation software solutions.
- Conversations focused on a landscape analysis of the ongoing narrative about community foundations, current policies and proposed legislation that will impact your foundation, and existing data and survey instruments that will help the group consider redefining measurements of success.
See what happened at our first convening in Washington, DC.
The Council on Foundations would like to thank Knight Foundation for supporting this series of events.