Events & Webinars | Community Conversations

Balancing Individual and Family Interests in Collective Giving

For many, family philanthropy presents an opportunity to create a shared experience, unifying the family by working together toward a lasting legacy of impact. Family philanthropy can also give participants an opportunity to explore and cultivate their personal—and sometimes separate—philanthropic passions. There can be an inherent tension between these two goals, and many families struggle with how to address it—especially Read More
Events & Webinars | Webinars

Philanthropic Purpose, Motivations, and Values

January 12, 2023 | Nancy Bacon
For your philanthropy to be meaningful and effective, it is important to define, refine, and periodically revisit your philanthropic purpose: to understand your motivations for giving, the collective values that guide your philanthropy, and establish clarity around the various priorities and approaches your family will utilize in its giving. This interactive program is designed to both guide families through initial Read More
Events & Webinars | Peer Networks

Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: The Spend Down Journey—Timing is Everything

The length of the spend down journey varies from foundation to foundation. The nature of decisions also varies depending on the length of time remaining in the foundation’s lifespan. What is top of mind at the different times of the spend down journey? What can a spend down foundation with more than 10 years remaining learn from a foundation with Read More
Events & Webinars | Peer Networks

Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Spending Down—Trade-offs and Opportunities

When a family makes the decision to spend down their philanthropic resources, that is just the beginning to many other decisions that affect the impact of the family’s giving. Trade-offs will need to be made related to staffing, investments and grantmaking. How can one maximize the opportunities that spending at a faster payout rate provides? How can one minimize missed Read More
Events & Webinars | Peer Networks

Rural Funders Peer Network: Workforce Development in Rural Communities

May 18, 2023 | Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser
In rural communities, where populations are more dispersed and farther from major job centers, labor markets face different challenges than those in urban areas. Currently labor shortages in healthcare and education are particularly acute in rural areas. But investment in workforce development tailored to rural communities can significantly improve this situation. Join us for a conversation to learn about best Read More
Events & Webinars | Peer Networks

Rural Funders Peer Network: Rural Capacity Building–The Rural Partners Network

February 23, 2023 | Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser
The Rural Partners Network (RPN) is a government program where a number of federal agencies collaborate together with rural communities to find resources and funding to create jobs, build infrastructure, and support long-term economic stability. RPN has created community networks in several states to help federal agencies develop improved service delivery models, program processes, and funding priorities for the benefit Read More
Events & Webinars | Community Foundations Network

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Connect with Peers Based on Experience Level

We are creating time for peer learning and connection based on experience with philanthropic advising for multi-generational families. Bring a challenge to share or a recent success or 2023 goal to share with your peers. We will divide by experience level using zoom breakout rooms and have a group share back. This interactive call will be hosted on Zoom meeting Read More
Events & Webinars | Community Foundations Network

Community Foundations Topical Call: Trust-Based Philanthropy Practices for DAFs

March 14, 2023 | Abbe Temkin
Trust-based philanthropy “is rooted in a set of values that help advance equity, shift power, and build mutually accountable relationships,” per the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project. While many community foundations are working to embrace these practices, how are donors or families giving through and in collaboration with the community foundation learning and adapting to using these practices? Join peers who have Read More
Events & Webinars | Community Foundations Network

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: National Study on Donor Advised Funds

February 14, 2023 | Jeff Williams, Dr. Brittany Kienker
The National Study on Donor Advised Funds, launching in early 2023, will gather the most comprehensive data on DAFs in the United States. Join Jeff Williams and Brittany Kienker for this interactive topical call to learn more about how your community foundation can participate in this study, along with other community foundations, religiously-affiliated charities, and national DAF organizations from across Read More
Events & Webinars | Peer Networks

Emerging Family Leaders Peer Network: Leading Difficult Conversations

February 21, 2023 | Didier Sylvain
Navigating difficult conversations is a challenging but critical component of being an effective leader in family philanthropy. In this workshop, explore how to use a powerful and straightforward framework to tackle difficult conversations. Using case studies, exercises, and their own real-life challenges, participants will learn: How to engage in difficult conversations successfully How to transform difficult conversations into opportunities for Read More