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Practice and Purpose of Policy: A Training for Community Foundation Leaders

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

We’re pleased to be partnering with the Council on Foundations again on a virtual public policy and advocacy training course for community foundations on July 30 and August 6, 2024. This training will provide community foundation leaders and staff with the knowledge and resources needed to excel in advocating for the nonprofits and communities doing the hard work of social change.

This learning opportunity is intended for CEOs and senior leadership staff from community foundations of all sizes that are committed to getting more involved in policy and advocacy work. CFLeads investors are eligible for a discounted registration rate to participate in this course.

About the Course

This training will provide community foundations with:

  • Increased understanding of the importance of public policy to improve outcomes
  • Improved policy practice
  • Increased advocacy action

In this training, participants will:

  • Understand a comprehensive picture of possible community foundation strategies to engage in effective public policy advocacy that advances the greater good
  • Understand the complex dynamics around foundation staff’s relationships with policy advocacy organizations and explore the optimal relationship for your foundation
  • Learn how to build support for advocacy among your foundation’s staff and board
  • Learn how to improve your foundation’s grantmaking to more effectively participate in policy advocacy

Please visit the Council on Foundation’s website to learn more and to register for this training.

Dates & Times

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2024: 1 – 5 pm Eastern
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024: 1 – 5 pm Eastern


Zoom Meeting


  • Len Bartel, Vice President of Learning and Impact (Capacity-Building), CFLeads
  • Jen Holcomb, Vice President, Government Affairs and Legal Resources, Council on Foundations


  • CFLeads investor or Council on Foundations member*: $440
  • Investor or member pair registration, per person: $399
  • Nonmember: $590

*If you are a CFLeads investor, please contact Rachel Reiss at rreiss@cfleads.org for details on how to access your discount.

Please visit the Council on Foundation’s website to learn more and to register for this training.