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May 2019

2019 Community Foundations Boot Camp

May 22 - May 23
ISU Extension Polk County, 1625 Adventureland Drive
Altoona, IA 50009 United States
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$250

Registration is now closed. Please contact us if you would still like to participate. ICoF is excited to announce, along with the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, the 2019 Community Foundations Boot Camp coming to Iowa! This two-day training is designed for community foundation staff, volunteers and board members. The purpose of the Boot Camp is to provide an overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. The program will cover eight topics: Community Foundation Overview Governance Fund Management Asset…

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June 2019

Peer Learning Call: Community Leadership Initiatives

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join your colleagues on the June Peer Learning Call to learn about Community Leadership initiatives that community foundations around the state are engaging in. We will explore the how's and why's of community leadership work and help you determine how your community foundation or affiliate might engage in similar work in your own community. You will hear from colleagues who have started a Women's Fund, another that brought the Vision To Learn program to their community and several others.  Please…

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August 2019

2019 Iowa Youth Philanthropy Conference

August 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Marshalltown Community College, 3700 South Center Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158 United States
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Free 99 spots left

Join us for a day of learning with youth philanthropy students and leaders from across the state! What to Expect: Explore research on mental health needs of young people in Iowa Learn about different youth philanthropy programs Explore strategies to use your voice to advance issues and support causes you care about Understand opportunities to stay connected to philanthropy and your community following graduation Get practical tools and resources to take back to your community with you Agenda At-A-Glance: Registration…

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August Membership Meeting – Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
Free

The August Quarterly Membership Meeting will be a bit different than our typical meetings as we are teaming up with several partners to host a one-day conference in Des Moines. This event will be interactive and innovative, bringing together funders, nonprofit partners and others from across the sector to cultivate relationships, challenge thinking and inspire innovative solutions building. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Vu Le, NonprofitAF blogger and nonprofit activist, on his ideas for epic…

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October 2019

October Quarterly Membership Meeting with GEO | Participation, Power and Philanthropy: Putting Nonprofits and Communities in the Driver’s Seat

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Iowa Credit Union Foundation, 7745 Office Plaza Drive North Suite 170
West Des Moines, IA 50266 United States
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Free 49 spots left

Session Overview: As grantmakers, our desire to have a positive impact on the communities we serve fuels our work. In order to create the greatest impact, we must work side-by-side with nonprofits and communities to solve problems and determine the most effective path forward. But what does it look like to have nonprofits and communities drive our work? How much participation is required to center our work on what the community tells us it needs? How can we be advocates…

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