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January 2020

January Quarterly Membership Meeting: Trust-Based Philanthropy

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Goodwill of Central Iowa, 5355 NW 86th Street
Johnston, IA 50131 United States
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Join us for a conversation with Lisa Cowan, Vice President of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation about the principles of Trust-Based Philanthropy. The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is a collaborative learning and advocacy initiative geared toward promoting more trust-based practices in the sector. This conversation will build on our October session with GEO. Agenda: Welcome & Introductions, Kari McCann Boutell, President – Iowa Council of Foundations Review & Update on Foundation Openness Cohort Research Report, Stacy Van Gorp – See What I…

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February 2020

Peer-Learning Webinar: Treat Your Grantseekers Like You Treat Your Donors

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free 39 spots left

The first Peer-Learning Call of 2020 will provide an opportunity for participants to learn from Stacy Van Gorp, See What I Mean, on best practices in working with your partner nonprofits and grantees. This webinar is an extension of Stacy's Connect Community Foundations Conference session: 5 Lessons Learned From Our First 15 Years. You will also hear from colleagues who are implementing new practices in their grantmaking strategies that are strengthening their relationships with grantees and leading to bigger impact.…

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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Workshop: Effective Network Leadership

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
United Way of East Central Iowa, 317 7th Ave SE, Suite #401
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free 24 spots left

Join us for a day-long workshop with Stacy Van Gorp, See What I Mean. We will explore: Mechanics of networks and how they vary from organizations. Principles of network leadership. How to design effective agendas for network convenings/meetings. How to influence and facilitate network action. Strategies to re-engage partners in meetings/in the network. A full agenda and details will be available in late January. Please RSVP, mark your calendars, and plan to join us! Location & Parking Details We will…

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March 2020

2020 Community Foundations Legislative Breakfast

March 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Iowa State Capitol Rotunda, 1007 E Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
Free 22 spots left

Each year, community foundation staff, board and advisory committee members, and volunteers from around the state gather at the State Capitol to talk with their legislators about the importance of the two state programs benefiting community foundations - the County Endowment Fund Program and the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program. This year, it is very important for legislators to hear from CFs about the impact that these programs have in your community and county. Please register to join us!

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