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February 2020

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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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

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

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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April 2020

Understanding State and Federal Assistance Programs for Nonprofits

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are partnering with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines to provide this offering. Please join us via Zoom on Friday at 2 pm to learn more about the COVID-19 assistance and relief programs available from the State of Iowa and Federal government. We will also learn about planned and charitable giving incentives that were included in the CARES Act. Our confirmed speakers include: Ryan West and Nicholas Olivencia from Iowa Workforce Development Lynn Gaumer from Stelter Angela Reed from…

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Community Foundations COVID-19 Response Call

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Iowa Council of Foundations will host a conversation for community foundations to discuss impacts of COVID-19 on our day-to-day business operations, funding strategies/response plans, and more. The main goals of this conversation are to provide: An opportunity for members to share about their response efforts; and An opportunity for members to ask questions of each other and provide responses, resources, and supports. If you are unable to join us, please go ahead and complete the registration form below and…

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