Community Foundation Basics

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 9:00am to Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 12:00pm EST
Virtual Workshop
Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $150.00
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While open to audiences from all states, this training includes specific content relevant to Indiana community foundations from IPA's GIFT team. Out-of-state foundations are encouraged to join IPA's National CF Boot Camps found here. Additional events will be added throughout the year or you may request personalized training.

Community Foundation Basics is an accelerated training for community foundation board members and staff. This training provides a high-level overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. We're offering this workshop virtually to make the training more accessible, so that people can join from across the state to learn more about the community foundation field. 


Tuesday, February 7 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET | Community Foundation Overview, Governance, and Fund Management 
Tuesday, February 14 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET | Asset Development, Grantmaking, and Community Leadership
Tuesday, February 21 | 9:00 am - 12:00pm ET | Finance and Investments, Sustainability, and Community Foundation Lifecycles

Each session will have presentations, guest speakers, discussion time, opportunities for Q&A, and multiple scheduled breaks.

Who Should Attend

This program is open to IPA members and non-members.

The virtual Community Foundation Basics program is designed for community foundation board members and staff who want a high-level overview of all elements of this field. For a more comprehensive training, we encourage staff members to join us for our in-person Community Foundation Boot Camp in November 2023, which will spend more time on each topic to discuss details.


Amy Haacker, Vice President of Community Foundation Programs, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance





Eric Hessel, Vice President of Programs, Hendricks County Community Foundation






Chad Huff, Associate Director, Tipton County Foundation






JoAnna Ness, Director of GIFT Programming, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance





Meagan Niese, Development Director, Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County



William Rhodehamel, President & CEO, Hendricks County Community Foundation






Sherri Rush, Chief Financial Officer, Community Foundation of Grant County





Alisa Winters, Technical Assistance Advisor, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance






This event is produced by GIFT Technical Assistance, a signature program of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.

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