Calendar of Events

08 Jun 2016

Legal Series: Fiscal Sponsorships - Best Practices and Common Pitfalls

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Fiscal sponsorship has evolved as an effective and efficient mode of starting new nonprofits, seeding social movements, and delivering public services. Fiscal sponsorship has become a popular, widespread and a reputable vehicle for a flexible and immediate response to a range of activities from arts to environmental activism to international aid.

08 Jun 2016

Beyond Reporting: How Data Can Build A Better Future

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Your grantees work tirelessly to address tough social issues and data science can help them do even more. While many organizations use data to report on past activity, it can actually help build a better future.

10 Jun 2016

Leadership Matters: A Breakfast Conversation with Philip Li

Friday, June 10, 2016 -
8:45am to 10:30am

Leadership — we are all trying to bottle that secret sauce, the right mix of basic ingredients spiced up in individual formulas. Articles are written every day distilling its critical elements. With accomplished, confident leaders at the helm, organizations thrive. Indeed, foundations understand that the right leader is key to a grantee’s success. But as major demographic, economic, and political shifts abound, how does philanthropy prepare and support the next generation of non-profit leadership?

15 Jun 2016

CFF Annual Gathering

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us at the CFF Annual Gathering to celebrate another year of organizing funders to transform our regional food system!

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16 Jun 2016

Will Philanthropy Join In The Fight To Vote?

Thursday, June 16, 2016 -
8:30am to 11:00am

In the midst of this year’s presidential election, understanding the right to vote – and exercising this right – is critical to the future of the country. This issue has been at the center of American politics since the beginning, from the Founders’ debates to today’s hot topics: gerrymandering, voter ID laws, restrictions on open polling schedules, voter roll purges, and the flood of money unleashed by post-Citizens United era.

17 Jun 2016

Special Screening & Discussion: Stepping Up for NYC's Youth

Friday, June 17, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

As funders grapple with programs to increase college readiness and access, a recent documentary, Stepping Up, offers insights into solutions that work.  Stepping Up follows high school seniors who have been trained by College Access: Research & Action (CARA) to work as peer college counselors in their under-resourced, highly-segregated schools.  

21 Jun 2016

Diverse Boards: Moving Beyond Rhetoric

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Many nonprofits and philanthropies embrace the values and goals of inclusiveness, but have had mixed success in diversifying their boards.  Some have had challenges identifying appropriate leaders from less familiar communities.  Some have had challenges attracting diverse leaders to commit to their organizations.  A few have had challenges maintaining and increasing the engagement of these new directors.

22 Jun 2016

Social Impact Exchange: 2016 Conference on Scaling Impact

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:30am to Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:00pm

At the 2016 Conference on Scaling Impact, funders, advisors and leaders from across the social sector gather to share knowledge, learn about innovative co-funding opportunities and develop a community to help scale top initiatives and build the field.

12 Jul 2016

Using Advocacy to Support Mission: What Your Foundation Can and Can’t Do, Can and Can’t Fund

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know about the ins-and-outs — and what's licit and what's not — about using or funding advocacy to further your foundation’s work.

13 Jul 2016

Tools for Tackling Implicit Bias and Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm

We are in a moment where racial consciousness is high and discussions of racial justice are arguably more common than ever. Yet the mind sciences show us that there are a critical set of unconscious perceptions driving choices and responses in ways that may belie our stated and even consciously believed goals of racial equity.

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