Event Archive

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.
The Council on Foundations and Knight Foundation, which wrote the playbook on best practices for hosting a Giving Day, explored with community foundation leaders how to maximize the opportunity—or, move beyond these intense one-day crowdfunding events.
The Council on Foundation's Public-Philanthropic Partnership Office hosted a webinar with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Children and Families (ACF) to help foundations understand the regular programs and goals of the agency.
Explore best practices for raising administrative support with advice from the Council’s Senior Vice President of Membership and Development, Paula Wolferseder Yabar, and guidance offered from Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs
The Council on Foundations, Florida Philanthropic Network, Jessie Ball duPont Fund and SDG Philanthropy Platform are excited to co-host a meeting in Jacksonville at the Jessie Ball duPont Fund on December 6, 2016 to discuss how work already underway across Florida supports the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Council CEO Vikki Spruill and special guest speakers analyzed the results of the 2016 election and discussed what it all means for the philanthropic sector.
Community Foundation Week (#CFWeek) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.
The Council on Foundations partnered with the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy on a special issue of The Foundation Review examining the Future of Community. The issue explores aspects of the relationship between foundations and communities, addressing topics such as the redefinition of community, the effect of evolving demographics, and potential solutions to climate change.
This invite-only convening will bring together foundation HR leads from across the nation to learn how to make philanthropy more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
Leadership attracts assets and each day community foundations are maximizing opportunities in the community for growth and impact. Yet, community foundations are still grappling with ways to prioritize and balance community leadership and donor engagement, as well as how to finance and measure their work inclusive of all organizational investments beyond traditional grantmaking and convening. And, to do this work with even greater speed, sophistication, and coordinated effort across the organization and community.