Training

Center for Community Foundation Excellence (CCFE) Fundamentals Course - Syracuse, New York

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

Date & Time

Location

Central New York Community Foundation, Inc.
431 E Fayette Street Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13202-3314

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Syracuse
701 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

There are a limited number of discounted sleeping rooms at for $139.00 per night (price does not include taxes and fees). To reserve a room, please call 1 (888) 227-6963 or 1 (315) 479-7000 by September 20th and mention the Council on Foundations.  

Cost

Members = $595
Nonmembers = $809

Syracuse, NY 13202-3314

 

Sold Out

This course is sold out. To join the wait list, contact membership@cof.org.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

Created and led by experienced leaders, this course includes:

  • Updates on key legal and legislative issues;
  • Information on grantmaking; and
  • Review of community leadership and fiduciary responsibilities.

Developed in conjunction with Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy, these courses help community foundation staff, board members and volunteers master the unique aspects of the community foundation field. You'll learn about effective practices, get helpful tools and information, and have the opportunity to network with others in the field. Comprehensive and engaging, these courses are an efficient and affordable way to increase your knowledge of the field. 

*Council events are not opportunities for solicitation of any kind, including asking for business, fund management, or grants. All types of solicitation are strictly prohibited. For more information, read our no solicitation policy.

Center for Community Foundation Excellence (CCFE) Fundamentals Course - Syracuse, NY

CCFE Faculty

Heidi Williamson
Vice President of Programs and Initiatives
Berks County Community Foundation

Peter Dunn

President and CEO
Central New York Community Foundation, Inc.

 

Day One
  • Review community foundation's history, emerging goals, unique characteristics and future trends
  • Discuss governance and board responsibilities respectives to their goals and responsibilities
  • Engage in a discussion on why and how donors give to community foundations
  • Learn of various gift types, developing gift agreements and planned giving
Day Two
  • Understand resource development procedures in attracting gifts
  • Listen and learn from the Council legal team to comprehend all legalities from nonprofits to donor control 
  • Ascertain key tips and tools about stewarship, accoutability and fiduciary responsibilities within your community foundations
  • Discover ways to set grantmaking priorities and understand roles in community leadership

Questions?

Connect with Council Staff

Karon Moody Harden

Vice President, Programs and Peer Engagement

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