Upcoming Programs

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar

Get up to speed on foundation essentials. Updated for 2021, this series that covers the key components of running a foundation: getting started, governance basics, legal issues, grantmaking, and investments. Learn the basics about the importance and the impact of each facet of foundation operations and come away with usable tips. Participants are encouraged to... Read More

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Trustees

Foundation trustees and board members are invited to join in this hour of conversation and networking. Bring your fellow board members with you or join us solo. Meet others in the same role and discuss unique issues to serving on a foundation board. For the first round, we’ll use a topic for conversation offered by... Read More

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Non-Family Staff

Join a conversation with colleagues who are also non-family staff members at family foundations for a discussion on the unique challenges you face in your role as non-family staff. A member-host will offer an initial prompt to get conversation started, and for the second round, we’ll crowdsource your topic ideas for small-group discussions. About Virtual... Read More

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar

Get up to speed on foundation essentials. Updated for 2021, this series that covers the key components of running a foundation: getting started, governance basics, legal issues, grantmaking, and investments. Learn the basics about the importance and the impact of each facet of foundation operations and come away with usable tips. Participants are encouraged to... Read More

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar: Getting Started

In this first module of the Foundations 101 virtual seminar, hear an overview of the nonprofit sector and where foundations fit in. Learn about some key administrative pieces to get into place before you get started, and how your foundation’s strategy impacts those decisions. By the end of this module participants will be able to:... Read More

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar: Governance Basics

In this governance basics module of the Foundations 101 virtual seminar, learn ways trustees and staff can ensure smooth board operations and minimize the impact of change. Participants will review key administrative tasks to maintain the board’s structure and operations, including putting into place important documents, orienting board members, and setting term limits. By the end... Read More

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar: Legal Basics

This legal basics module of the Foundations 101 virtual seminar, hear an overview of all private foundations rules, from filing the Form 990-PF to public disclosure rules and the self-dealing rules. This survey of the rules will empower you to know when to raise questions with a legal professional. By the end of this module... Read More