A place to learn and share with other community foundations, scholarship providers, grantmakers, and more.
Coffee Talk: New Normal for Accounting Processes and Roles
In this Finance Coffee Talk we discuss how accounting functions are operating in today’s new environment and what you’re looking to accomplish in the second half of 2021.
Coffee Talk: Values-Based Grantmaking: Aligning Organizational Values with Grantmaking Practices
Watch this Coffee Talk to hear what peers have to say about the meaning and implications of moving towards values-based grantmaking.
Coffee Talk: Using Technology to Support Asset Growth Through Challenging Times
This Donor Engagement Coffee Talk dives into using technology to support asset growth through challenging times.
Coffee Talk: Managing Scholarships in a New Normal (Deferrals, Referrals, and New Funding)
As we enter a new year, COVID continues to change how we serve students and donors. How we manage and communicate these changes to students and donors will be critical in delivering stable funding.
Coffee Talk: Establishing Resilient Data Practices
2020 presented each funder with their own set of overlapping challenges. This interactive session explores how funders were forced to change practices around the data they collected.
Coffee Talk: Stewardship Strategies for New Donors in the New Normal
This Coffee Talk covers building stewardship strategies for new donors in the “new normal”. Identify ways to embrace your organization’s new friends without being able to do so in person.
Coffee Talk: Learn from the past and look to the future
We learned this year that we can’t plan for everything, but we will all feel a bit better with a few preparations in place. The new year means getting your calendar in order to ensure success.
Coffee Talk: Navigating CARES Act and Other Government Funding Programs
Listen in to hear how other funders are effectively managing the process of distributing government funds, around the CARES Act specifically, to generate maximum impact in their communities.
Coffee Talk: Building Resilience Into Your Year-End Fundraising
Listen as your peers discuss building resilience into their year-end fundraising. We identify strategies that are working well, and ways in which people are learning, improving, and looking forward.
Coffee Talk: Handling the Year-End Spike in a Virtual World
With this year ending different than normal, many foundations are rethinking what year-end looks like for them. Is your organization expecting year-end to look different from prior years?
Coffee Talk: Donor Engagement in the Year 2020
Listen as your peers discuss donor engagement and fundraising in 2020. They identify strategies that are working well in our current climate, and ways in which people are learning and improving.
Coffee Talk: Continuing COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management
When schools shut down in March and everyone had to quickly pivot their scholarship processes, we never could have guessed the 2020 school year would start with just as much uncertainty.
Coffee Talk: Grantmaking Revelations from the COVID-19 Pandemic
As with other emergency situations of national or global scale, successive waves of funding often move beyond immediate needs. Listen as other funders share what they're doing to move forward.
Coffee Talk: Where to go for Additional Accounting Resources
With unique business needs and processes, foundations often have to look outside their own organization for help. Listen to your accounting peers discuss where they go for additional resources.
Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Program Assessment
We all want next year’s scholarship season to go more smoothly than the last. Despite the strange interruptions during this last year, we have an opportunity to learn a lot.
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Recovery Initiatives in Donor Management
During this Donor Engagement Coffee Talk we cover COVID-19 recovery initiatives looking at the rest of 2020. We identify strategies that are working well in our current climate, and ways to improve.
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking (Post-pandemic Strategy)
Upcoming conversations with trustees and grantees could indicate that new funding strategies and partnerships will be necessary in light of lessons learned during the pandemic.
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Day-to-Day Accounting Functions (Post-pandemic Strategy)
As cities begin to re-open and communities regroup across the country, our day-to-day work may look different than we’d envisioned. Listen to your accounting peers as they share their experience.
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking (Session 4)
This discussion is focused on lessons that can be learned from other economic downturns and how others are balancing immediate community needs and long term organizational stability of grantees.
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management (Session 3)
In this session we discuss immediate need vs. long term recovery, balancing annual operating fundraising with critical response fundraising, changes in operations, solicitation methods, and more.