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April 2019

A Brisk Walk Through the Basics of Planned Giving – Des Moines

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States

The Minnesota Planned Giving Council will lead community foundation participants in a one-day seminar through the nuts and bolts of planned giving instruments and strategies. We invite attendees who are new to planned giving, general development staff members, planned giving staff who need a refresher, and anyone interested in the planned giving process. Attendees will receive an overview of gift planning and the tools you need to make the most of it. Please check out the Minnesota Planned Giving Council's…

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Early Childhood Brain Science: Nurturing Brain Health

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Science Center of Iowa, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 United States

Registration is now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please email admin@iowacounciloffoundations.org. Session Info Join us at the Science Center of Iowa to view their exhibit, Mental Health: Mind Matters and attend a session focused on early childhood brain development. Prior to the session, you will have access to walk through the exhibit which uses hands-on interactives and immersive multimedia experiences to help visitors explore mental illness and its prevalence in society. The session itself will focus on early childhood…

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April Quarterly Membership Meeting | Activating Philanthropy’s Power for Change: Tools to Advance Equity and Inclusion

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
NewBoCo, 415 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Session Overview: Foundations are unique entities that hold enormous power and privilege. And because power is not often discussed openly and directly in the philanthropic sector, it tends to grow in unintentional ways that mirror and exacerbate existing power structures. Too often, foundation leaders act from power they are unaware that they wield. This embedded, seemingly invisible culture and privilege informs how a foundation decides what is “normal,” “good,” “effective” or “risky.” The session will introduce Power Moves: Your Essential Philanthropy…

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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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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

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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