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August 2019

August Peer Learning Call: Marketing and Communications

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The August Peer Learning Call will be held on August 14th. It will feature a variety of your colleagues sharing successful communications and marketing tools, plans and event ideas. Join the call and learn from community foundations that have benefited from implementing strategic communication to better inform their community and their donors about their good work! Dial in information for the call is listed below: Call-in: 866-740-1260 Passcode: 9891188#

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GLR Attendance Webinar

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

Join the Iowa Campaign for Grade Level Reading in this webinar focused on school attendance and chronic absenteeism. Learn best practices and strategies around attendance from peers across Iowa including the Department of Education with new available resources and speakers from the Quad Cities, Sioux City and other Iowa GLR Communities who will share their efforts in addressing chronic absenteeism. Please register at the bottom of this page and find the call-in information below. Meeting ID: 937 589 6651 Video…

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August Membership Meeting – Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States

The August Quarterly Membership Meeting will be a bit different than our typical meetings as we are teaming up with several partners to host a one-day conference in Des Moines. This event will be interactive and innovative, bringing together funders, nonprofit partners and others from across the sector to cultivate relationships, challenge thinking and inspire innovative solutions building. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Vu Le, NonprofitAF blogger and nonprofit activist, on his ideas for epic…

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September 2019

2019 Connect Community Foundations Conference

September 17 @ 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 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50131. Join colleagues from around the state to learn from regional and national experts about trends in philanthropy and best practices for community foundations! 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…

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October 2019

October Quarterly Membership Meeting with GEO | Participation, Power and Philanthropy: Putting Nonprofits and Communities in the Driver’s Seat

October 17 @ 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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Session Overview: As grantmakers, our desire to have a positive impact on the communities we serve fuels our work. In order to create the greatest impact, we must work side-by-side with nonprofits and communities to solve problems and determine the most effective path forward. But what does it look like to have nonprofits and communities drive our work? How much participation is required to center our work on what the community tells us it needs? How can we be advocates…

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