Aligning Community Leadership with Community Foundation Strategy Deep Dive Day

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm EDT
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038
Members: $80.00
Non-Members: $80.00
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Community leadership – in its many forms – often starts with an idea with an uncertain path forward. Sometimes a staff member or donor has the idea. Other times it comes from a coalition, elected official, or even another funder. How can a community foundation assess the opportunities and risks in the idea and better connect it to the foundation’s larger goals and business model?

This Deep Dive Day will set the stage for two years of programming to help you learn and refine community leadership skills and strategies. Just starting some convening and strategic grantmaking work? This day is for you. Neck-deep in a strategic initiative? This day is for you. Board members asking “How did we get ourselves into this mess?” This day is definitely for you.

Participants of the event will learn and discuss:

  • An overview of different community leadership roles and strategies
  • How a foundation’s underlying business model and fund mix impacts its leadership work
  • How organizational culture and individual problem-solving styles and risk tolerances impact leadership work
  • A continuum of roles for donors, fund advisors, and professional advisors
  • Potential roles for strategic communications
  • Tools to assess opportunities, partners, foundation capacities, and community will
  • Tools for developing an action plan or business plan for the leadership work, developing exit strategies, and assessing impact.

Through the day, three or four community foundations will serve as living case studies, reflecting on what they’re learning so far in their work, their unanswered questions, and tips for success.

Target Audience:

Indiana community foundation staff and board members who are asked to define, manage, and assess community leadership opportunities. We highly encourage you to attend as a staff-volunteer team. And we highly encourage you to bring one of your own community leadership projects to work through during the day.


To download a printable PDF of the speaker bios, click here.


$80 per person for Indiana Philanthropy Alliance/GIFT Members


Please register by: 05/03/18.

You must be logged into the website to register; then click the "Register Now" button above. If you do not have an existing account, you may register for one here. Please allow 48 hours for account approval, or for immediate access you may contact Marilee Steckler at 317-630-5200, ext. 113.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received one week prior to this program will be honored with a full refund. No refunds will be issued after this date. In order to view or cancel current registrations, login into your account. Once you are logged in, click on "My Account" at the top of the screen. Your profile will show up in the main body of the webpage. Click on "Registrations" in the menu above your profile. Here you'll be able to view all your current registrations and cancel if necessary. You may also contact Jalen Roseberry at 317.630.5200, ext. 129 to confirm or cancel your registration.

Questions? Please contact Jalen Roseberry with any questions by email or call at 317-630-5200, ext. 129.

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