Event Archive

The Council on Foundations is working with our peer philanthropy networks Comunalia (in Mexico) and Community Foundations of Canada to organize the first-ever North American Community Foundation Summit: Leaving No One Behind which will be held in Mexico City in February 2018.
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The CEO & Trustee Retreat will highlight what a successful partnership between the CEO and Board Chair looks like. The Retreat will profile successful partnerships, identify barriers to success and share tools for creating a successful relationship.
Increasingly, community foundations are thinking more broadly about how to support systemic change in local communities. On this call, you’ll hear how three foundations are investing in long-term transformation using Community Heart & Soul®, the Orton Family Foundation’s community development model.
Launched in 2014, The Veterans Philanthropy Exchange is a learning and sharing forum for philanthropic grantmakers, donors, and corporate giving programs supporting veterans and military family strategies. This "On Topic" convening is the inaugural mid-year meeting of the Exchange and will be focused on what funders have learned and what they continue to need to invest smartly to help veterans and their spouses transition to gainful employment, promising career paths, and relevant training and education for competitive advantage in the civilian labor market. Attendees will discuss whether philanthropic grantmaking can be used to define and yield drive better employment outcomes for veterans.
Continuing this fall, the Council on Foundations is launching its fourth quarter of the webinar series focused on legal issues facing foundations. This month is focused on community foundations and preparing for year-end.
Community Foundation Week (#CFWeek) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.
Leaders from the higher education, philanthropic and corporate sectors will come together for a unique convening designed to explore the impact of implicit bias on leadership and operational excellence. This event is by invitation only.
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 experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.
Every year, billions of dollars are distributed in response to disasters and humanitarian crises. How much of this comes from foundations? What are other sources of funding? How much funding addresses long-term recovery and disaster risk reduction, in addition to emergency response and immediate relief?