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September 2019

2019 Connect Community Foundations Conference

September 17, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Census 2020 Webinar: How Funders Can Act NOW to Support a Fair & Accurate Count

October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join the Iowa Council of Foundations, Doris & Victor Day Foundation and Chicago Regional Census Center for continued conversation about the importance of a fair and accurate Census 2020 count. We will discuss: What the Census is and what's at stake; Specific hard to count communities in Iowa; Census jobs that are available for people in your community (*jobs are protected and employees will not lose their public assistance benefits); Ways your foundation can support filling these jobs; and Strategies…

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November 2019

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Midwest Regional Convening

November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Wednesday, November 13 from 9:30 am - 5 pm & Thursday, November 14 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Please join us for this regional convening of colleagues from Midwest GLR communities! Colleagues from Nebraska, Illinois and other invited states will share strategies and lessons learned  from their local efforts. This information exchange and networking event will be a celebration of success in communities across the Midwest as well as a great place to learn new strategies and practices for…

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December 2019

52 Cups of Coffee Webinar

December 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Join us on Tuesday, December 17 from 1 - 2 pm for a webinar about a concept that was shared at this year's Connect Community Foundations Conference: 52 Cups of Coffee. We will discuss best practices and have the opportunity connect with community foundations across the state who are implementing this idea. The concept was shared during Stacy Van Gorp's session: "5 Lessons from Our First 15 Years."  As we marked the 15th anniversary of the County Endowment Fund Program, Stacy…

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