Community Foundation Updates

Monthly updates on what is going on at the Council around our work with community foundations.

Convening centered on an opinion piece written by Kevin Murphy, President, Berks County Community Foundation during his 2016 tenure as Foundation Leader in Residence at the Council on Foundations, this interactive group discussion will focus on the rationale of asset growth, disruptions to the community foundation business model, and how changes in the local financial services field may force some fundamental changes on community foundations.

Kicking off the new year sharing updates and resources to help you as you prepare and plan for what lies ahead. Find out about trends that will affect philanthropy, learn how best to stay up to date on important policy developments in Washington, D.C., and don’t miss out on great new learning and networking opportunities coming up this year.

On Jan. 25, Knight Foundation and Council on Foundation are hosting a virtual discussion: Giving Days, Ramp Up, or Wind Down, with foundation leaders on both sides of the effort. Get a preview of the conversation, in the following pieces by The Miami Foundation’s Javier Alberto Soto and Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Erica Wood.

Happy holidays! May this month be filled with year-end giving and exciting developments to propel you into 2017! As always, the Council is here for you, and I'm writing to share a few resources for you to consider as the year comes to an end.