Community Foundation Updates

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

Find a range of community foundations updates for the month of November--events and activities to benefit your foundation, resources to learn and stay current, as well as links you can re-post or share with colleagues, donors, and board members.

Director of Community Philanthropy Brad Ward shares the big takeaways from Strengthening Community: Finding Synergies between Leadership and Donor Engagement, a recent Council member workshop about what it takes to operate a successful community foundation in this century.

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Chronicle of Philanthropy released this year’s Philanthropy 400, its annual ranking of American nonprofits based on the private support they raise. The special report acknowledged a record year in giving, and named Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, the charitable giving arm of Fidelity Investments, the nation’s top charity by contributions received.

Looking forward, I know many, if not all of you, are busily working on your 2017 budgets. In addition to Council membership, I hope you will remember to build several of these Council resources and opportunities into your budget.

August 2016 includes updates on a peer-to-peer networking event designed exclusively for community foundation members, diving into pressing issues of community leadership, impact investing, and donor engagement. Learn about Berks County Community Foundation CEO Kevin Murphy joining the Council as Leader in Resident for this month, as well as details on upcoming HR and Endowment & Finance Summit, and more!

July updates include plenty of free resources for download, websites to check out, and support in public policy and advocacy during the recess. Take part in an economic development survey to better represent the work of community foundations in this space. Learn about upcoming CCFE fundamental trainings and more.

June Update debuts a monthly post on all things community foundations at the Council. This feature is loaded with recent blog postings, resources for you, as well as a reminder of the various staff at the Council here to help.