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
- Membership Benefit: One complimentary registration for each member (organization- or individual-level) for each membership meeting
- Continuous communications through monthly e-newsletters, colleague inquiries and our website and online knowledge center
ICoF Member Products & Vendor 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.
Dental; Vision; and Life & Disability Insurance Options
Beginning in 2021, the ICoF was pleased to make available 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.
National Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report
ICoF members are annually invited 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 are a current member and would like access benchmarking data, please contact us.
The following discounts and benefits are offered in conjunction with the ICoF’s membership in the United Philanthropy Forum. Current members should log in and visit the Exclusive Member Benefits page for more details and discount codes.
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.
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.
The Forum has partnered with ClickTime, a leader in nonprofit timesheets, to offer a discount on its time and expense tracking services to ICoF members.
Community Foundations’ On-Line CF Express Training
The Forum offers members a $400 discount on the Kansas Association of Community Foundations’ On-Line Community Foundation Express Training for new and seasoned practitioners.
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.
The Foundation Review
Get a 20% subscription discount for you and your members on the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, written by and for foundation staff and boards and those who work with them. Each quarterly issue provides peer-reviewed reports about the field of philanthropy.
Get a discount of 25% off the subscription price for new subscriptions. 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.
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Stanford Social Innovation Review
For a discounted price you and your members can subscribe to Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), whose mission is to advance, educate, and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating, and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge.
Current members should log in and visit the Exclusive Member Benefits page for more details and discount codes.