Calendar of Events

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BoardLaunch - Beyond the Numbers: What You Need to Know to Understand Nonprofit Financials - March 30, 2015

Join us for this interactive session with Karla Jones-Weber, CPA, CFO & Vice-President of Finance and Administration at the Community Foundation and Kris Pete-Swanson, Controller at the Community Foundation. You will leave with a basic and solid understanding of the separate financial oversight roles of the board and administration, learn key financial terminology, analyze financial statements using key financial ratios and learn about annual audit requirements to enable you to fulfill your fiduciary role as a board member. Read More »


DonorConnect - Growing a Strong Workforce for Families, Employers and Our Community - April 14, 2015

Iowa continues to experience employee shortages for middle skill jobs. To meet this critical workforce need Central Iowa has put in place initiatives to ensure our neighbors have the skills to meet job demands. Read More »


Social Media for Social Good: Strategies for Nonprofit Success in 140 Characters or Less - April 27, 2015

Join us as Norah Carroll, Digital Marketing Specialist, provides insight into building an integrated social media strategy for your nonprofit organization. Norah will lead discussions around exploring best practices across multiple social media platforms, determining how to meaningfully measure and report your social media successes and developing strategies to engage potential donors and volunteers through social media tools. We hope you will join us as we discuss how to make the most of each tweet, like and follow! Read More »


Celebration Luncheon & Report to the Community - May 7, 2015

Join us in celebrating the community. We're simply better together. Read More »


BoardLaunch - OnBoard: What You Need to Lead - June 1, 2015

Join us for this unique session designed to inform you on what you need to know to be an effective board or committee leader. We will explore how to identify leadership opportunities, your personal desires for leadership, the responsibilities of leadership positions, and how to use your skills to engage the board to advance the mission of the organization you care about. This session will offer six recommendations to help you prepare for your leadership role, as well as offer best practices to use during your leadership term. Upon completion of this session, you will have what you need to lead! Read More »


DonorConnect - The Gift That Gives Back: Creative Giving Solutions to Support Causes You Care About While Receiving Income During Your Lifetime - June 18, 2015

It's often a balance to determine how much to support the causes you care about, while meeting personal financial needs. Learn more from the Community Foundation on how both goals can be achieved by giving a gift that provides income you can count on through Charitable Gift Annuities. Read More »


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