Community Foundation Excellence (CFE) Fundamentals

Designed to help staff and volunteers quickly comprehend organizational essentials these courses are for community foundation staff in the early stages of their careers, as well as more experienced staff seeking a review. It is applicable to individuals from community foundations of all sizes.

Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Council on Foundations has decided to cancel this Community Foundation Excellence (CFE) Fundamentals Course. This decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of our attendees. We will work with the Communities Foundation of Texas and Philanthropy Southwest to find an alternate date to offer the course, ideally in 2020, subject to the containment of COVID-19 and ability to travel.
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 growing foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management with the broader understanding of community foundations within the philanthropic sector.