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Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits & Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships

August 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Members of the Iowa Council of Foundations Foundation Openness Cohort are invited to join us for an exciting day of meaningful conversation with partners from across the U.S. We ask that each cohort member invite one nonprofit partner to participate in the meeting with them as well! We are teaming up with Foundation Center to participate in a national live-streaming event with the authors of Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits and Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships.

National Event Details:

Unicorns Unite is a playful, whimsical journey through a challenging conversation about the way foundations and nonprofits relate today, and why we’re stuck in the status quo. The book works to establish a common identity as ‘unicorns’ – for changemakers of all kinds, fundraisers and funders, based on our pride in our hard work and shared aspirations for a vibrant, thriving planet and communities. The book helps unicorns make EPIC Partnerships happen through a series of fun and thought-provoking exercises to do and discuss with teams, partners, and boards.”

Foundation Center West will host a moderated discussion featuring  two of Unicorns Unite’s authors – Jane Leu  and Jessamyn Shams-Lau. Come hear them discuss the book’s themes and tell you how its lessons can start a conversation with your funders / grantees.

Iowa Event Details:

Please join us before and after the live-stream event for conversation and activities with Iowa funders and nonprofits. Here is a brief agenda for the day:

  • 10 am – Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:30 am – Activities & Dialogue for Iowa Funders & Nonprofits
  • 11:30 am – Networking Lunch
  • Noon – Live-Stream Event
  • 2 pm – Debrief
  • 3 pm – Wrap-Up

Please register by August 20. If you have any questions, contact Kari at kmccann@iowacounciloffoundations.org or 515-989-1188. We hope you can join us!


August 28, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, 50613 United States
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Kari McCann Boutell


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