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*Community Foundations Program* Second Connect Conference Series Session: 2021 Community Foundations Boot Camp

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - April 15 @ 2:00 pm


Virtual Series Beginning March 30 | Registration period: February 1 – March 1

The Iowa Council of Foundations is pleased to once again offer a virtual Community Foundations Boot Camp this Spring.  The Boot Camp will be presented by the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. The purpose of the Boot Camp is to provide an overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. This training is open to host and affiliate staff, contractors, board and advisory committee members, and volunteers.

The Boot Camp is designed to be an intensive dive into all functions of a community foundation. We recommend that you plan to attend each session, because there is a large amount of information covered in each topic area.


The program is offered in six sessions scheduled over three weeks:

  • Tuesday, March 30; 12-2:30 p.m. central
  • Thursday, April 1; 12-2 p.m. central
  • Tuesday, April 6; 12-2 p.m. central
  • Thursday, April 8; 12-2 p.m. central
  • Tuesday, April 13; 12-2 p.m. central
  • Thursday, April 15; 12-2 p.m. central

About the Training

Community foundations are unique and complex organizations and the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance has been able to develop this highly-regarded curriculum which covers:

  • History, purpose
  • Board governance
  • Gifts and funds
  • Asset development
  • Grantmaking
  • Community leadership
  • Finance and investments
  • Legal Issues
  • Operational sustainability
  • Lifecycles of community foundations

A full list of the curriculum by unit is available here (PDF).


The Iowa Council of Foundations is offering this boot camp at significantly subsidized rates to interested community foundation staff, volunteers, and board members.

$100 per person – Iowa Community Foundations and Affiliates

*Invoices will be sent once the registration period closes on March 1.

Registrants, please note: All communication regarding this training, with the exception of invoicing, will come directly from the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.


March 30 @ 12:00 pm
April 15 @ 2:00 pm




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