Kari McCann Boutell, President, Iowa Council of Foundations
Happy new year! Many of us are making resolutions and setting personal goals for 2017. Now is also a good time to begin laying plans and setting goals for your affiliate and community foundations as well. One thing I do each year is create a calendar with important activities for my staff and one for my board. This helps give us a look at our activities for the full year and makes things manageable by breaking them down into monthly tasks.
If you don’t already use a tool like this, it is easy to create your own. I will help you get started by sharing some important dates and activities that ICoF has planned for you in 2017!
January: Capacity Building Grant Webinar (17th)
February: Capacity Building Grant Idea Submissions Due (17th); Peer-Learning Call (15th)
March: Community Foundations Legislative Breakfast (28th); Peer-Learning Call (15th)
April: Capacity Building Grant Proposals Due (1st)
May: CF Boot Camp (15-16, West Des Moines and 18-19, Cedar Rapids)
June: Capacity Building Grants Awarded; Peer-Learning Call
July: CF Assets Reports Due
August: County Endowment Fund Reports Due (15th); Peer-Learning Call
September: CONNECT Conference (13th)
October: Idea Implementation Grant Proposals Due; Capacity Building Grant Applications Due (1st); Peer-Learning Call
November: Idea Implementation Grants Awarded; Capacity Building Grants Due (15th); Peer-Learning Call
December: Endow Iowa Resolutions and Accreditation Notifications Due (Host and standalone CFs only)