The Conference is tailored but not limited to small-staffed and volunteer-led community foundations in rural, small urban, and suburban America. It is designed to meet the needs of both new and seasoned board members and staff in practical training to enhance skills in all major areas of community foundation management. We welcome all board members and other volunteers, executive directors and other staff of community foundations from the USA and beyond.
The Conference brings the West and the East, the North and the South to the center of the country to network, learn and share experiences with others just as passionate about community foundations. The Conference frames three days of 30 concurrent sessions, six ideas labs, three plenaries, CEO, Board, Program staff, Marketing staff, Finance & Operations retreats on topics related to: asset development, legal aspects, governance, marketing, finance and operations, programs, public policy and advocacy, and leadership.
There are rural, fundamental and intermediary/advanced tracks developed to fit diverse learning needs of the attendees and to provide a powerful platform for the exchange of knowledge and practical solutions. Best practices, and know-how are shared to help increase a foundation’s capacities and impact in the community.
Plan to register early as space is limited. Last year, over 409 people attended the Conference from 37 states, DC and Bermuda! We are expecting up to 480 attendees in 2019.