Community Foundation Advisory Group
The Council on Foundations' Community Foundation Advisory Group aims to:
- Represent diverse community foundation wants and needs to assist the Council in identifying new opportunities to better serve the sector.
- Advise the Council’s strategic approach to engaging community foundations, weighing in on important decisions about Council-led activities like events, peer conversations, publications, and more.
- Assist the Council in partnering effectively with peer community foundation-serving organizations to better coordinate and align efforts that advance the sector.
- Build relationships between and among community foundations from across the country on the Advisory Group.
Expectations of Advisory Group Members
- Advisory Group members are expected to actively participate in at least four quarterly 90-minute meetings per year.
- Advisory Group members serve as champions of the Council’s work with community foundations, including potentially assisting with the recruitment of community foundation peers and promotion of Council offerings.
- The Advisory Group is supported by the Council’s Membership team.
- Advisory Group members will be at the Executive, C-Suite, or Vice President level at a community foundation.
- Most Advisory Group members are active Council members.
- Nonmembers are able to apply to join, but must become a Council member to renew their service beyond one year.
Composition and Term of Service
- The Advisory Group includes up to 20 members, reflecting a balance of national geographic distribution, organizational sizes, and political beliefs as well as personal demographics.
- The Advisory Group is led by 2-3 co-chairs.
- All members are appointed by the President and CEO of the Council.
- Advisory Group members serve one-year terms, with the option of renewing for up to three years.