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May 2021

ICoF Member COVID-19 Response and Public Policy Call

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

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
Zoom
Free

**Please note the correct time of this event is 10 am - 12 pm. It was listed incorrectly in a recent email communication. Our apologies for the error and confusion.** 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…

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Corporate Funder Discussion: Embedding Racial Equity Practices

June 29 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Zoom
Free

We know that racial equity work is life's work, and not just another item to check off the to-do list. We also recognize that as our members seek to embed racial equity practices in their internal and external work in communities, our corporate foundation and grantmaking members face a unique set of circumstances in making change at their organizations. With added layers of management and governance, large(r) staffs/boards, and varying organizational structures, there are undoubtedly nuanced challenges our corporate members are facing.…

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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
Zoom
Free

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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Grade-Level Reading Week Special Session: Partnerships Matter — How Schools and Communities Stepped Up to Support Kids and Families During the Pandemic

July 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Free

For our special session during Grade-Level Reading Week we are planning a panel of state and school district leaders along with GLR community leads from IA, NE and IL who will be highlighting how their relationships combined and strengthened over the past 15 months to serve families. We will look ahead to how these partnerships can support learning recovery for students throughout our networks. Please note the date and extended time for this special session. To register day-of, please email…

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