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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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

Engaging Your Board in Equity Work

Many funders are learning how to incorporate racial equity practices into their foundation work. And there are many approaches foundations can take to become more equitable and inclusive organizations. Discover how three foundations are engaging their board in their equity work through tailored learning, sharing their power, and including community in board-level decisions. Leave inspired... Read More

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar: Investment Management Oversight

For those running a foundation, it’s important to understand the board’s fiduciary duties and how to manage investment work, whether or not you’re working with an investment advisor. Learn how the investment policy statement serves as a guide and hear about financial tools that extend your grantmaking. By the end of this module participants will... Read More