November 5, 2020


1:00 pm ET

 — 2:00 pm ET



A look at what makes a community foundation become a well-run organization. Financial management best practices, regulatory requirements, impact investing, operational strategies, HR overview and systems.

About Foundation Essentials 101

In this interactive course, you will discover the history of philanthropy, review a foundation’s leadership and governance, provide an overview of grantmaking, effective communication strategies, debate the current big issues in philanthropy and explore the various roles within philanthropy. 

Foundation Essentials 101 takes place over six months across Fall and Winter. The seven modules will build on each other, and participants are expected to commit to attending all seven. Each session will run from 1-2:30 pm Eastern Time and will be packed with information, group interaction, peer sharing – and even a little break! 

Designed for:

Anyone who is new to leading a community foundation within the last 18 months and willing to commit to all sessions. Your foundation must be a member of CFC and you are required to pre-register by September 11, 2020. Group size will be kept small to maximize interaction. For more information, contact