The Council on Foundations is thrilled to co-host the first-ever North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City. I am excited to think creatively and collaboratively with philanthropy peers from across North America to ensure that our changing communities leave no one behind.
Updates on what is going on at the Council and events around our work with community foundations.
From Charlottesville to Las Vegas, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and now the California fires, it has been a devastating couple of months. The Council will continue to activate our support networks and national reach to provide greater scope in backing the community foundations in affected areas.
It has been an eventful month with back to back hurricanes causing extensive damage in Florida,Texas, and the Caribbean. The Council has been in contact with community foundations in the affected areas to offer our thoughts and has set up some valuable resources which I am sharing in this issue. Also, this month you will find an array of exciting updates for this fall and a look ahead to what is in store in 2018 to help you plan learning opportunities, networking events, and gain new experiences to enrich the community foundation field. In addition, please find below quick tips and links associated with National Standards for the most commonly asked questions.
Keep up with community foundations developments for August.
As we hit the midpoint of 2017, Brad focuses his monthly update on community and economic development.
Community foundations can better meet the needs of local students while attracting more donors. Explore one community foundation’s experience in redesigning its scholarship program, as well as insightful findings from a recent report by National College Access Network. The Council's legal counsel will also address legal considerations involved with program changes.
This month Brad is highlighting the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program as well as sharing several other resources to help kick off the summer season.
April came and went, and it packed a punch.
Led by Suzanne Friday, Counsel for the Council on Foundations, this workshop is flexibly organized to ensure that your broad legal questions for administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities are addressed.
Now is a time of significant opportunity for community foundations.