Event Archive

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.
Explore the critical learning journey for community foundation professionals in today's context of offerings and identify what you need to know.
The Council on Foundations is inviting executive staff of community foundations for an exchange of ideas to strengthen communities across the United States. As a field, we need come together to discuss the current mischaracterization of donor advised funds, and how we can implement strategies for success for all community foundations. This roundtable will take place in Tuscon, AZ.
Continue the discussion on scholarships with Ben McDearmon as he discusses community foundation scholarship programs and questions about them frequently asked of the Council's Legal Team.
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 Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Council on Foundations, and Lindsay Mason, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, this workshop is organized to ensure common legal questions for administering grants, board governance and charitable giving activities are addressed. Suzanne will provide technical and practical understanding of complex rules and regulations impacting private and corporate foundation/giving programs.
What are post-graduation scholarships and how can foundations and their communities benefit from them?
The goal of his conversation is for community foundation leaders to explore their role in helping leaders, regardless of sector, build the collaborative capacity they need to address community-wide challenges and opportunities.
Hear how the Homeless Persons Representation Project in Baltimore serves clients experiencing homelessness—including veterans and youth in Baltimore and across the state, and learn about their role in informing national efforts with the American Bar Association, Equal Justice Works and federal partners to “cover the map” with legal services for vulnerable populations by promoting best practices that produce tangible results.
Attorney Bryan Del Rosario discusses the prohibitions on engaging in self-dealing. In particular, Bryan tackles issues such as who gets the credit (company or foundation) when a gift is made; decisions regarding use of a foundation’s resources, whether a foundation must not advertise or promote the goods or services of its corporate sponsor, and much more.