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Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Bring Them Back! Reverse Scholarship Model In Practice

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How can you attract and retain the best and brightest in your community? Join us as we examine how philanthropy is leveraging the reverse scholarship model to combat the "brain drain." Learn about work that's underway, early successes we are seeing, and how you can model this work in your own community.

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Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Women's Philanthropy: Investing in Women and Girls

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Explore the full cycle of women-led solutions in philanthropy, from engaging and empowering women donors to making meaningful impact in your community. Consider giving circles and other avenues for building and sustaining powerful relationships with women donors. Learn about gender norms and explore how grantmaking with a gender lens can maximize the social return on all investments in your community. Examine how to apply a gender lens to your grant guidelines and communications with grantees.  

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Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Talent Retention in Your Community: How to Bring Your Grads Back

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Over the past decade, many communities have been struggling from “brain-drain” – their best and brightest are being sent off to college never to return. Public, private, and nonprofit entities across the country have been struggling to develop innovative solutions to this problem. In this webinar you will hear the story of how a group of community foundations in Michigan have implemented a Talent Retention Program to incentivize their college-educated youth to return home after obtaining a college degree. Want to start a Talent Retention Program in your community? The how-to manual for this program is also available.

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Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Pulled Two Ways: Finding the Balance Between Strategic and Reactive Grantmaking

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What’s the right balance of proactive vs. responsive philanthropy for your community foundation? On the one hand, community foundations are entrusted to respond to the broad needs of the communities they serve. On the other, without a focused strategy, they are unable to move the needle on critical community needs. In this session you will hear from leaders who have grappled with this question as they have assumed a larger leadership role in their communities.

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Civil Legal Aid and Consumer Protection Brief

Many low-income debtors are especially vulnerable to debt scams, including high up-front fees, penalties for early payoffs, inflated interest rates, and "deals" targeting senior citizens, low-income borrowers, and people with poor credit.

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Legal/Financial Issues in Managing Community Project Funds Webinar

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A local service organization comes to you and would like to collaborate on a much needed community project.  A group of concerned citizens decides an animal shelter is needed.  A dedicated person wants to raise money to pay them to deliver services to seniors your community.  They all want to set up a pass-through fund with to handle charitable contributions.  We’ve all been there.  When should you do this?  What are the legal responsibilities for the community foundation when these types of funds are established?  How do you handle the financial side? This webinar includes: guidelines for assessing when to engage in this type of activity; understanding community projects vs. fiscal sponsorship vs. fiscal agency; and sample fiscal sponsorship agreements and reporting requirements.

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