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March 2021

Using Accessible Data to Advance Racial Equity in Your Community

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Join us for a session to learn more about accessing free, publicly-available data to support equitable investments in your community. During this session you will learn from Milena Silva. Milena is a recent graduate from Carleton College with degrees in Math and Political Science. She is interested in the intersections between data analysis and social justice. She is planning to start her PhD in Statistics in the fall. The session will include: An overview of free, publicly-available data sources you…

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April 2021

Spring Quarterly Membership Meeting and FY21 Annual Meeting: Championing BIPOC Leaders in Our Communities

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom
Free

Note: Online registration has closed. Members, if you need to submit a last-minute registration please contact Laura by email. Session Overview: Please join us for our virtual Spring Quarterly Membership Meeting and FY21 Annual Meeting on Friday, April 9. The learning for this quarter will begin the night prior, as we invite members to participate in the Harkin Institute’s Sussman Lecture, featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and Iowa native. The Sussman Lecture is part of a community-wide dialogue…

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

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

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
Zoom
Free

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
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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