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June 2020

*Community Foundations Program* June Peer Learning Call: Community and Economic Development

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

Join your colleagues to learn about creative ways your community foundation can participate in community and economic development activities in your area. Learn from rural development experts about what is currently happening in Iowa and also from colleagues who have formed strategic partnerships for the betterment of their communities. On this call you will learn from: Bill Menner, Executive Director, Iowa Rural Development Council Grant Menke, State Director, Rural Development, USDA Jason Niesis, Heart & Soul Director, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Charla…

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July 2020

Making It Stick: From Disaster Response to Long-Term Institutional Change

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Session Description At a time of crisis and change, philanthropy is responding to community needs in an unprecedented way. Foundations are unrestricting grants, listening and responding to urgent needs, seeking out emerging efforts to support, and even increasing their payouts. Not coincidentally, many of these disaster response tactics are core principles of trust-based philanthropy, which takes an intentional, sustained approach to addressing the inherent power imbalances between nonprofits and funders. The question, however, remains: As more and more foundations see…

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*Iowa Community Foundations Initiative Program* 2020 Community Foundations Boot Camp

July 28 @ 12:00 am - August 13 @ 10:00 am
Online
$100

Virtual Series Beginning July 28 | Registration is now closed. The Iowa Council of Foundations, in partnership with the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, is pleased to provide the Community Foundations Boot Camp this summer - virtually! 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…

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ICoF Member COVID-19 Response Call

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom
Free

Overview Guest speakers: Drew Conrad, Director, Institute for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa Drew and his team conducted the second Iowa Economic Development Authority Business Survey in May. The survey was a statewide census of how micro to major businesses are being impacted by COVID-19, including nonprofits. Drew will join us to share information about the 1,300 nonprofit responses they received and we will discuss how this information can be used to inform your work. Dawn Oliver,…

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August 2020

ICoF Member COVID-19 and Derecho Response Call

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Overview Updates from members about their current funding strategies and derecho response efforts ICoF Public Policy Updates Q&A with your colleagues A Zoom link will be provided to you via email in advance of the session. Please contact admin@iowacounciloffoundations.org if you have trouble accessing the session. 

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