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August 2018

Quarterly Peer-Learning Call: Professional Advisor Events/Outreach

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The next Peer-Learning Call will feature a few of your colleagues sharing the work they've done in hosting successful Professional Advisor events and outreach.  We will hear about a variety of strategies used by Host and Affiliate organizations that have proven effective in building understanding of their work and relationships with their local Professional Advisors.  Please register now to join us! Call Line: 1-866-740-1260 | Passcode: 9891188#

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Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits & Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, 3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, 50613 United States
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Members of the Iowa Council of Foundations Foundation Openness Cohort are invited to join us for an exciting day of meaningful conversation with partners from across the U.S. We ask that each cohort member invite one nonprofit partner to participate in the meeting with them as well! We are teaming up with Foundation Center to participate in a national live-streaming event with the authors of Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits and Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships. National Event Details: “Unicorns Unite is…

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September 2018

Connect Community Foundations Conference

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Johnston, 8600 Northpark Drive
Johnston, Iowa 50131 United States
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ICoF's Annual Connect Community Foundations Conference will be held Tuesday, September 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn in 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50131. This conference is designed to provide a framework for thinking about how local community foundations can create positive change in their region and give volunteers and staff an opportunity to learn from one another. This is a free opportunity sponsored through the Iowa Community Foundations Initiative and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Again this year, community foundations who have two or more representatives attend Connect will be…

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October 2018

Grade Level Reading Campaign: A Conversation with Ralph Smith

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Join us for a conversation with Ralph Smith. We will discuss the Campaign's priorities moving forward, unpack learning from the 2018 GLR Week, and hear from Iowa Campaign communities and funders who are engaged in trauma-informed care work in their communities. View the full agenda here!

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October Quarterly Membership Meeting | Investing in Change: A Funder’s Guide to Supporting Advocacy

October 11 @ 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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Overview: In a growing age of mass communication, where our voices can reach millions in a matter of seconds, it is increasingly important to understand the ways that we as funders can use that influence and reach to advocate for the programs, changes and causes that are important to our mission and values. Join us as Abby Levine, Director of Bolder Advocacy at Alliance for Justice helps us define the line between advocacy and lobbying and understand the important roles…

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