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Community Foundation Boot Camp 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 8:00 AM to Thursday, June 28, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
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Community Foundation Boot Camp
June 27-28, 2018 · New Orleans, LA

Community foundations play a unique role in the philanthropic landscape. They’re highly visible in the cities and counties they serve and, beyond their own programs and initiatives, are also entrusted with managing the philanthropic assets of a wide range of donors who have diverse priorities.

There’s nothing else quite like them – and that means the staff that support them require specialized support, training and education. That’s why SECF is excited to announce the return of our Community Foundation Boot Camp!

This two-day training provides a comprehensive overview of a community foundation’s structure and operations. You’ll leave with a better understanding of your work and the motivation to help your foundation broaden its grantmaking impact. It’s great for both newcomers to the field and experienced professionals who want to stay current on the latest developments and trends.

We’ve partnered with the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance to present a curriculum covering all you need to know about community foundation structures and operations. Sessions include:

  • Community Foundation Overview
  • Fund Management
  • Governance
  • Asset Development
  • Finance and Investments
  • Grantmaking and Community Leadership
  • Operational Sustainability
  • Community Foundation Lifecycles
Join us June 27-28 at the Greater New Orleans Foundation for two days of education and inspiration. You’ll connect with fellow community foundation leaders, get answers to your burning questions and emerge prepared for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead!
Please note: this event is now sold out!
Event Details:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to Thursday, June 28, 2018

Greater New Orleans Foundation - 919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130

Cost: $600 for members / $800 for nonmembers

Hotels: Several hotels near the Greater New Orleans Foundation have availability during the Community Foundation Boot Camp. Here are a few options:

Ace Hotel - 600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Rate: $165 (approximately) 

NOTE: Discounted rates available using the code CBIZ and entering Greater New Orleans Foundation in the Notes/Comments section.

Lafayette Hotel - 600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
Rate: $125 (approximately)

The Hotel Modern - 936 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
Rate: $73-$127


Learn from the experts! Your guides through each of these topics will be three experts in the inner workings of community foundations. Our faculty includes:

Dawn Brown
Executive Director,
Community Foundation of Grant County

Dawn is a teacher by trade. Initially she enjoyed teaching children to read in the Plano Independent School District in Plano, Texas. Then she began her professional development career as the national implementation manager for Vivendi-Universal where she instructed other teachers all across the country. Dawn joined the Grant County Community Foundation in 2005 as development officer and became executive director in 2012. Dawn married her high school sweetheart, Jerry, and together they are raising two boys. Dawn’s grandmother once told her to find out what she loved to do and then figure out a way to get paid for it. She’s done that in Marion where she loves spending time with her boys, reading non-fiction, writing a blog about giving and educating her community about philanthropy.

Terri Johnson
GIFT Technical Assistance Program

Terri began her position with Indiana Philanthropy Alliance in January 2013 as associate director of GIFT. She works with other GIFT staff to provide training and on-site consultation for the boards and staff of the 94 community foundations in Indiana. She provides technical assistance in all aspects of the community foundation field. Prior to this position, she was the executive director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation in Rochester, Indiana, for 10 years. She oversaw the operations and financial management of the NICF, which serves Fulton, Miami and Starke counties in north central Indiana. At the time of her departure, the assets of the NICF had doubled to more than $23 million. Prior to this she served as a board member of the Fulton County Community Foundation for 10 years and was employed at her family business, Akron Concrete Products.

She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and International Business College. She holds degrees in business management and accounting.

Linda S. Speed, J.D.
The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

Linda is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. Her nonprofit work experience includes serving as vice president of development and stewardship for the Community Foundation of Louisville, vice president of gift and trust administration for the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation, and director of the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program at the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.  She is a former litigation attorney with the Louisville law firm of Frost Brown Todd. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. 

Linda serves on the board of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and chairs the IPA Education Committee. She is a member and past president of the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council, the Kentuckiana Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and the Fund Raising Executives of Metro Louisville.

For questions regarding this event, please contact Dwayne Marshall, senior director of programs and partnerships, at (404) 524-0911 or [email protected].

 Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree St. NW · Suite 2080 · Atlanta, GA 30303 · (404) 524-0911

The Southeastern Council of Foundations strives to support Members and grantmakers with access to education, resources and networking by serving as a convener and facilitator, offering a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We do not endorse colleague organization views, but rather aim to provide access to a broad range of information and resources to increase grantmaking impact and develop philanthropic leaders throughout the region.

Contact: [email protected]