Professional Offerings

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.
Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Council on Foundations and the Iowa Council of Foundations have decided to cancel this Legal Matters for Community Foundations in Quad Cities, IA. This decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of our attendees. We will work with the Quad Cities Community Foundation, the Iowa Council of Foundations, and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations to find an alternate date to offer the course, ideally in 2020, subject to the containment of COVID-19 and ability to travel. Council Coronavirus Resource Hub
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.
Led by the Council's legal team and Brad Ward, Lead Strategist, Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal and practical questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.