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March 2019

Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Join us for a webinar with staff from GrantCraft by Candid (formerly Foundation Center and Guidestar). Together we will: learn about GrantCraft's participatory grantmaking work; explore benefits for funders, grantees and the community; uncover grantmaker values that drive this work; hear about relevant projects and strategies at other foundations; preview the website; and learn where and how to access their comprehensive guide and resources. We will also be joined by funders from across the country that are part of GrantCraft's network. There…

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2019 Community Foundations Legislative Breakfast

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

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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A Brisk Walk Through the Basics of Planned Giving – Dubuque

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, 700 Locust Street, Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$25

Registration has now closed. Please contact us if you have any questions. 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…

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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
$25

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
Free

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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