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GIFT Resource Documents
Do you dread meeting with your auditor or accounting professional? Sometimes it might feel like foundation staff and CPAs speak different languages. We’ve taken the language gap out of the equation in this webinar to bring you a simplified look at accounting. Join three accounting experts for a non-technical look at some of the most basic but important accounting concepts such as donor restrictions, agency funds, and split interest agreements. Leave with an understanding of these concepts and how they affect your community foundation.
In April 2018, FSG released the Being the Change report, which outlined 12 ways foundations are transforming themselves to transform impact. Built from interviews with over 100 practitioners in the field, the report highlights strategies that foundations might undertake to transform their internal practices to reflect the complex work they are doing externally. Join this webinar to learn more about the report and recommendations from FSG.
In this webinar, David Terrell and Anna Dungan presented the opportunities for utilizing Ball State’s Indiana Communities Institute community development training and consulting.
In this webinar, Harwood’s Vice President for Promise and Impact, Damien Conners, will highlight the resources and capacity-building opportunities Harwood can offer Indiana community foundations as they seek to more deeply understand, and play a role in responding to, the shared challenges and opportunities of their communities. Our partners such as United Way Worldwide, Tallahatchie River Foundation, and individual communities are using our approach to develop innovative programs, forge boundary-spanning partnerships, and shift their cultures and organizations to be more Turned Outward - where the community is the reference point for making decisions. These changes lead to greater relevance, impact, increased funding and improved investment strategies.
Don Macke, formerly with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and now with e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and NetWork Kansas explores a promising national development framework called Prosperity Communities and the roles that community foundations can play in simulating and supporting community prosperity.
This webinar briefs Indiana consultants on what they can do to assist Indiana community foundations during the GIFT VII phase.
CFLeads President and CEO Deborah Ellwood and past program participants Chris Barge, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Community Foundation Boulder County and Juanita James, President & CEO, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation discuss CFLeads as the only national organization focused solely on community foundations and offering a range of customizable learning opportunities available to strengthen community leadership capacity, including:
- Introduction to Community Leadership
- Executive Leadership Institute for CEOs
- Community Leadership Network; and
- Issue Networks
This page contains consultant bios for Indiana community foundations related to GIFT VII.
In October 2018, Lilly Endowment Inc. announced GIFT VII, a major new initiative for community foundations. Lilly Endowment has supported the development and growth of Indiana community foundations for over 25 years.
A significant new element of this initiative is a focus on community leadership. In 2019, each community foundation will receive at least $50,000 for community leadership planning work. The Endowment is also open to community foundations using some of the grant for internal capacity building in preparation for community leadership work. This webinar is directed to Indiana consultants who may be interested in working with one or more community foundations in this exciting initiative.