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January 2020

January Quarterly Membership Meeting: Trust-Based Philanthropy

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Goodwill of Central Iowa, 5355 NW 86th Street
Johnston, IA 50131 United States
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Free

Join us for a conversation with Lisa Cowan, Vice President of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation about the principles of Trust-Based Philanthropy. The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is a collaborative learning and advocacy initiative geared toward promoting more trust-based practices in the sector. This conversation will build on our October session with GEO. Agenda: Welcome & Introductions, Kari McCann Boutell, President – Iowa Council of Foundations Review & Update on Foundation Openness Cohort Research Report, Stacy Van Gorp – See What I…

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February 2020

Peer-Learning Webinar: Treat Your Grantseekers Like You Treat Your Donors

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

The first Peer-Learning Call of 2020 will provide an opportunity for participants to learn from Stacy Van Gorp, See What I Mean, on best practices in working with your partner nonprofits and grantees. This webinar is an extension of Stacy's Connect Community Foundations Conference session: 5 Lessons Learned From Our First 15 Years. You will also hear from colleagues who are implementing new practices in their grantmaking strategies that are strengthening their relationships with grantees and leading to bigger impact.…

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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Workshop: Effective Network Leadership

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
United Way of East Central Iowa, 317 7th Ave SE, Suite #401
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free

Join us for a day-long workshop with Stacy Van Gorp, See What I Mean. We will explore: Mechanics of networks and how they vary from organizations. Principles of network leadership. How to design effective agendas for network convenings/meetings. How to influence and facilitate network action. Strategies to re-engage partners in meetings/in the network. A full agenda and details will be available in late January. Please RSVP, mark your calendars, and plan to join us! Location & Parking Details We will…

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Disaster Philanthropy Webinar: Looking Back on Lessons Learned & Preparing for the Future

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us for a webinar conversation around disaster preparedness, response and recovery. We will hear from Nancy Beers from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Midwest Early Recovery Fund about the impact of the 2019 Midwest Floods and the likelihood of 2020 flooding in our region. We will also take a look back at Iowa’s recent flooding and recovery efforts in Southwest Iowa and the Quad Cities. Finally, ICoF members who participate in The Funders’ Network’s Philanthropic Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency…

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March 2020

Webinar: A Vibrant Community Has Culture At Its Core

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Free

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and Bravo Greater Des Moines have extended an invitation for Iowa Council of Foundations members to join them for learning opportunity with Americans for the Arts. You are welcome to join them in person in Des Moines or connect virtually via the ICoF webinar platform. More information is below. A Vibrant Community Has Culture At Its Core As funders, no matter what our grantmaking priorities may be, we all are striving for more…

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