The Iowa Council of Foundations strengthens the collective power of philanthropy by connecting people and organizations to a diverse and exciting learning community. We convene grantmakers that invest in charitable programs, projects and organizations in communities all across the state.
When you join this dynamic network, you and your organization will benefit from:
- A network of grantmaking colleagues with whom you can share ideas, information, and build collaborative relationships
- Multiple professional development opportunities that meet your learning needs
- Access to timely information that informs and influences your grantmaking strategy
- Advocacy for Iowa’s philanthropic community — at the state and national levels — that strengthens your work and our profession
- Opportunities to participate in quarterly membership meetings, webinars and peer-learning communities
- Continuous communications through monthly e-newsletters, colleague inquiries and our website and online knowledge center
ICoF Member Products & Discounts
We are pleased to offer our members access to a wide range of discounted products/services as a key benefit of membership in the Iowa Council of Foundations. For more information, please contact Kari McCann Boutell.
NEW! Dental; Vision; and Life & Disability Insurance Options
Beginning in 2021, the ICoF is pleased to announce the availability of several benefits plan opportunities to help your employees stay healthy, feel secure and maintain a positive work-life balance. Employee benefits can be leveraged as a foundational HR recruitment and retention strategy. Current ICoF members only: Additional information and the form for life and disability quote can be found on our Exclusive Member Benefits page in the members-only section of our website.
2020 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report
In 2020 the ICoF asked members to complete the Council on Foundations’ Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey. Through a strategic partnership between COF and United Philanthropy Forum, the ICoF staff can now pull customized data and reports for our members. If you would like access benchmarking data, please contact us.
- Members: It’s time to take the 2021 survey! Members who take the survey will receive direct access to the final report and benchmark tool.
Members are eligible to receive a 20% discount on new print and digital subscriptions to this magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide providing news and analysis of what’s happening in the sector. Click here to learn more!
Designed in Microsoft Access and Microsoft Dynamics, Bromelkamp Company products, Akoya.net and Pearl, are user-modifiable and customized to meet foundations’ needs and are available to ICoF members at a 5% discount. Click here to learn more!
Changing Our World
Members receive a special 20% discount off the Toolkit +Coaching, a 16-week guided strategic planning process for community engagement to help companies develop thoughtful strategies that leverage corporate assets to benefit the community. Click here to learn more!
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Provides foundation executives, board members, nonprofit professionals, and others with the indispensable information and practical advice they need to help them change the world. Members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on a site license to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Click here to learn more!
The Forum has partnered with ClickTime, a leader in nonprofit timesheets, to offer a 66% discount on its time and expense tracking services to regional associations and your members. Click here to learn more!
Community Foundation Services
The Forum’s community foundation services include a national listserv for CEOs of community foundations, two in-person boot camp trainings a year, and a $400 discount on the On-Line Community Foundation Express Training. Click here to learn more!
Get a 25% discount on this easy-to-use engagement hub designed for nonprofits. Leaders get all the tools they need to organize and manage the work of a group, including discussion boards, file sharing, task management, shared calendars, channels, and more. Click here to learn more!
The Forum-endorsed D&O program is available to all grantmaking foundations as a service to the field. Coverage is available in all states. Click here to learn more!
Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center
Access cutting edge resources in family philanthropy through discounted subscriptions to NCFP’s online knowledge center. Click here to learn more!
Foundation Legal Help Desk
The Help Desk is designed to provide foundations with access to answers to legal questions related to the operations of a foundation. Click here to learn more!
ICoF Members are eligible for a 10% discount to The Foundation Review, a product of The Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University. The journal, written by and for foundation staff and boards, provides rigorous research and writing, presented in an accessible style. Click here to learn more!
GuideStar is pleased to offer 20% discounts on popular GuideStar products to ICoF members including GuideStar Premium and Pro, Financial SCAN, GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report, and GuideStar Charity Check. Click here to learn more!
Get a discount of 25% off the subscription price for new subscriptions for you and your members. Every day, Inside Philanthropy editors and journalists seek to bring more transparency and accountability to philanthropy at a time that it’s having a growing impact on America and the world through their reporting. Click here to learn more!
ICoF members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on an annual license to Altum’s grants management software, PhilanTrack. Click here to learn more!
Webinar and conference call services from ReadyTalk are available to ICoF members at a discount of 50% from regular pricing. Click here to learn more!
We are able to provide a 15% discount off your monthly service (with a minimum two-year agreement) and a $50 discount off all RingCentral-offered phones. Click here to learn more!
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Published by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Stanford Social Innovation Review is a quarterly magazine that provides grantmakers with informative research, best practices, and provocative opinions. ICoF members are eligible for 25% off an annual subscription. The discounted rate is $39.95 for a one-year print plus digital subscription for U.S. subscribers who subscribe online with credit card. Click here to learn more!
A 20% discount is available for a web dashboard that aggregates investment accounts. Click here to learn more!