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Community Foundations of Montana 2014 Convening

October 1, 2014 (All day)
Helena, Mont.
The Community Foundations of Montana Council invites you to celebrate the 100th birthday of the first community foundation with your colleagues this fall in Helena. This is your annual opportunity to network and learn with other community foundation leaders. This event is open to all local community foundation board members, staff, volunteers, and community partners.

Back to School Checkin with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

October 1, 2014, 3:00pm PDT
Conference Call
Arne Duncan
The U.S. Department of Education's next quarterly conference call with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT. This call, intended for leaders from the foundation and corporate sector, will focus on education priorities for this school year.

How Philanthropy Can Act to Stop the Ebola Crisis

October 2, 2014,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
The CDC estimates that the number of Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million within just four months, in a worst-case scenario. It is a potential catastrophe of stunning proportions - but it is also a disease outbreak that can be contained with swift, coordinated international coordination among governments, NGOs and communities. What can and should Americans be doing to prepare for and to address the implications of this crisis? How will current funding be used, and what are the funding gaps?

Alaska Funders Group

October 8, 2014,
9:00am to 11:00am
Philanthropy Hub at The Alaska Community Foundation
Philanthropy Northwest connects grantmakers across Alaska through communications and programming created specifically for funders in the state. Philanthropy Northwest supports the Alaska Funders Group, a network for our members and nonmember grantmakers who fund in Alaska.

NCFP Webinar: Mission Investing - Overcoming Resistence and Getting Started

October 9, 2014,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Family foundations and family offices are increasingly turning to mission (more broadly known as impact) investing strategies as a key tool for aligning investments and operations with their mission and objectives. How can you engage your board in a thoughtful conversation about the options and added benefits of the mission investing approach? What are some of the best ways to get started with mission investing, and how do family foundations, especially those with limited staff capacity, manage these new strategies to better leverage their philanthropic assets and mission? Join us for a discussion with a leader from Mission Investors Exchange and family foundations who have become active impact investors.

Lessons Learned on Donor Advised Funds

October 16, 2014,
10:00am to 11:00am
Join RA staff and members to hear from the Council on Foundations about a recent survey from the Urban Institute on Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) managed by community foundations. The survey results will help provide a full picture on the importance of DAFs to communities nationwide and will help to address the questions that lawmakers often have about DAFs. This webinar is open to both RA staff and members.

Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

October 22, 2014, 10:00am PDT
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is pleased to co-sponsor a new webinar series in partnership with the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. In this session, Philanthropy Northwest will share its findings from a research study that explored the complex factors and opportunities that foundation leaders navigate to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in their foundations. Foundation executives that participated in a peer learning cohort as part of this study will reflect on their experiences and share their own lessons learned for colleagues and the field.

SVP Fast Pitch Finals

October 28, 2014,
5:00pm to 9:00pm
McCaw Hall
Please join Social Venture Partners in supporting the hard work of their 14 Fast Pitch finalists who will pitch their great ideas for good live at McCaw Hall! Finalists will pitch a panel of eminent judges and impact investors to win a portion of up to $250,000 of grants and investments.

Lessons from the Frontline of the LGBT Movement

October 29, 2014,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Communications Network logo
The Communications Network will be partnering with leading communications firm Hattaway Communications to host the webinar Lessons from the Frontline of the LGBT Movement. Doug Hattaway and Alex Cole of Hattaway Communications will join The Communications Network for a webinar on the impact of strategic communications on one of our country’s most successful social change struggles - the fight for marriage equality for LGBT Americans - and how to apply the lessons learned to other social change movements.

Investing in Innovation Fund Competition Briefing

November 12, 2014,
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Please join Assistant Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Nadya Chinoy Dabby and leaders from philanthropy and the Foundation Center to learn all about this year’s Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Competition and how you can help support a portfolio of evidence based and emerging educational programs from around the country that are ready for scale.

I'M HOME Conference

November 13, 2014 (All day)
Seattle, WA

The Innovations in Manufactured Homes (I'M HOME) conference brings together audiences interested in applying manufactured housing solutions to affordable housing challenges to network, learn and share best practices with one another.


Avoiding Avoidance: Addressing and managing conflict

November 13, 2014,
9:00am to 10:30am
Conflict is neither inherently good nor bad. Conflict will always occur in an organization that's growing, evolving, and changing. What makes it good or bad or a positive or negative experience is how it's managed. In this webinar, we’ll explore typical situations where families might find themselves falling into the avoidance trap, along with useful strategies for ‘avoiding avoidance’ and other related tips and tools for managing family conflict.