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April 2021

*Community Foundations Program* Third Connect Conference Series Session: Successful Endowment Building Campaign Models

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Community foundations of every size, at some point, need to think about how to support its community for the long term. One of the most effective ways to do this is through endowment building. But how do you get started? What are the steps to a successful strategy? How do you explain the importance of endowments to people in your community? Plan to attend this Connect Conference Virtual Series session to learn more about how to build a successful endowment…

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May 2021

*Community Foundations Program* Fourth Connect Conference Series Session: Basics of Gift & Estate Planning

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Community foundations are uniquely able to help donors create meaningful legacies, often through estate planning. In this session, presenters will discuss how people make plans for their assets, the people close to them, and their charitable interests. Presenters will pay special attention to how you can inspire donors to include a community foundation in their estate plan. This session has been designed for host, standalone and affiliate community foundations.  The gift estate and planning sessions of the Connect Conference Series…

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ICoF Member COVID-19 Response and Public Policy Call

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Iowa Council of Foundations invites all members to join us for a virtual conversation to discuss ongoing needs and pandemic response efforts, as well as updates from public policy partners following the close of the 2021 State of Iowa Legislative Session. Our confirmed speakers include: Drew Conrad, Director, Institute for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa -- Drew and his team conducted the third Iowa Economic Development Authority Business Survey in March. The survey was a statewide…

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June 2021

Summer Quarterly Membership Meeting | Justice and Inclusion in Grantmaking Practice

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session Overview: Forget best practices. Well, at least set them aside for now.  We suspect many of those practices support the status quo. If we were to design the grantmaking process to contribute to a more just and equitable world, what would that look like? Join us in this session as we get specific about the types of grantmaking practices that support – or hinder – equity. We’ll work through each stage of the grantmaking lifecycle to consider all of the…

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July 2021

*Community Foundations Program* Fifth Connect Conference Series Session: Gift Planning: Assets and Vehicles

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

In this session, presenters will highlight the steps donors need to take to plan a gift. You will learn which assets make good gifts during a donor’s life and how one can use a simple beneficiary form to create a meaningful philanthropic legacy. Presenters will also discuss how charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts and gift annuities can meet specific needs of donors. Case studies and stories will illustrate a suite of giving vehicles, which will enable you to discuss…

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