Community Foundation members of FPN are invited to the Summer Meeting
The two-day Community Foundation Boot Camp program offers a comprehensive overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. It is an ideal in-depth introduction to community foundations for new community foundation staff, community foundation board members, or other community foundation staff looking for a good refresher.
Join your community foundation colleagues for the 2018 Community Foundations of Florida Florida Summer Meeting this June 21-22 at Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in West Palm Beach, FL. This annual two-day event is packed with speakers on the latest issues affecting community foundations and ample opportunity for peer exchange and networking with your Florida peers.
An increasing number of community foundations provide services that actively involve multiple generations or family branches in giving, granting, learning, investing, and/or volunteering together. They’re answering rising demands from donors and positioning themselves against competitors. Offering these family philanthropy services requires investments in staff capacity, organizational culture, marketing, and more. How have community foundations made the internal case for those investments? How have they made the case to professional advisors and other partners? And, how are they measuring progress and success?
FPN's family foundation members can participate in this webinar free of charge as a benefit of FPN membership. Community foundations that are NCFP subscribers are eligible to RSVP. If you are not a current partner subscriber, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for subscription information.
The number of giving circles in the U.S. has tripled to almost 1,110 from 2007. They are an increasingly popular means for people with a shared identity and a shared geography to become involved, educated, and connected. Community foundation, including at least a third of NCFP’s community foundation subscribers, are still the most common fiscal hosts for giving circles.
In this Spark Session webinar, you’ll: catch up on recent research on giving circles by the Collective Giving Research Group, learn from research underway on community foundations as hosts, and hear practical tips from peers on including giving circles in your philanthropic services. This Spark Session webinar, and the recording and related materials, will be only available to NCFP’s subscribing community foundations.
This month's Spark Session is only open to NCFP's community foundation subscribers. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Your community foundation wants to provide more intensive services to philanthropic families. But how will you define your customer segments and their goals? What unique value proposition will you deliver? What will be your goals for revenues and costs? And how will you define external and internal success measures?
The community foundation field is experimenting with a variety of answers to those questions. On this Spark Session, you’ll learn two community foundations’ contrasting business models for delivering family philanthropy services. Their stories will be part of a larger set of case studies NCFP is creating in 2017 for the upcoming Family Philanthropy Playbook. Speakers will include staff from The Seattle Foundation and another community foundation TBD.
The 2017 Community Foundations of Florida Summer Meeting is June 28-29 at Community Foundation of Collier County in Naples, FL.
- Network with CFF members across Florida
- Share peer resources and learn from others on best practices and tried approaches
- Learn about current trends and new developments in community foundation giving
- All attendees will receive a free copy of Kris Putnam-Walkerly's book Confident Giving
Kris Putnam-Walkerly, MSW
Kris is a global philanthropy advisor who helps grantmakers transform their giving and catapult their impact. She's helped over 50 foundations and philanthropists strategically allocate and assess over $300 million in grants and gifts, and was named of of America's Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers.
The FY 2016 Columbus Survey findings are almost here! Join CF Insights on Wednesday, June 21 at 2 PM ET for a free webinar to learn what takeaways have emerged from this annual “census” of the community foundation field. David Rosado, CF Insights member services manager and Diana Esposito, CF Insights consultant will give a guided tour of the brand new Columbus Survey Results dashboard and an overview of this year's survey findings, followed by a demonstration of how you can use comparative data to provide insights for your foundation.
Are you new to the world of community foundation work?
Do you know someone who is?
Are you an experienced professional seeking a refresher on the latest developments in the field?
If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, FPN's Community Foundation Boot Camp is the learning opportunity you’ve been looking for. This two-day training provides a comprehensive overview of a community foundation’s structure and operations. You’ll leave with a better understanding of your work and the motivation to help your foundation broaden its grantmaking impact.
Philanthropic families are increasingly using multiple tools and strategies to achieve their goals for social impact. Creative examples from NCFP’s network include: a private foundation with funds at multiple community foundations, a donor-advised fund and impact investing portfolio, establishing a family foundation and a 501(C)(4) nonprofit or Political Action Committee, and giving through a family business and a charitable fund.
On this Spark Session, you’ll learn how two community foundations are supporting families who use tools and strategies outside of the foundations. And, we’ll explore how community foundations might need to alter their donor advising work to reflect the wider array of strategies donors may use. Speakers will include a staff member and a donor from the Orange County Community Foundation and another community foundation TBD.
FPN family foundation members can participate in this webinar free or charge as a benefit of FPN membership.