Event Archive

Join your peers for 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 will host our inaugural Public Policy Summit, April 11 – 13, 2018, in Philadelphia—the birthplace of the United States of America—on this very topic. We will welcome 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 is 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.
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.
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, will moderate 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.
The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is front page news in the wake of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Since its enactment in 1938, FARA has been rarely enforced, but Congress is currently considering six bills to increase its implementation. This online briefing, cosponsored by the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), will discuss these concerns, recent legislative action in Congress, and proposed fixes that would enable stronger enforcement of FARA without the unintended impacts on non-profits.
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.