Exploring Transformative Volunteerism: Insights and Tools to Engage Employees Where They Are and Increase their Impact
Join us for a thought-provoking session to rethink the way you approach employee volunteerism. During this session, you will hear about groundbreaking research, inspiring stories, and real-life examples that you can integrate into your corporate citizenship program to empower employees to challenge their assumptions, become alert to new ideas, and take action toward a company-wide social movement.
The Black Progress Index in Michigan: A Conversation with Dr. Andre Perry & The Brookings Institution
Join the Michigan Forum for African Americans in Philanthropy (MFAAP) Affinity Group for a conversation with Dr. Andre Perry and a team from The Brookings Institution focused on the Black Progress Index. Together, we will learn more about their work, how the index can serve as a tool for grantmaking and collaborate to determine how MFAAP can serve as a partner for building a stronger understanding of the needs of Black communities in Michigan.
Join your fellow CMF members for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) in Washington, D.C.! FOTH, hosted by United Philanthropy Forum in partnership with Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations, is our sector's opportunity to speak with a unified voice before members of Congress. During FOTH you can expect to educate Michigan's delegation about the importance of philanthropy, inform them of the work that foundations are leading in and with community in their districts and advocate on behalf of issues impacting the sector and the communities we serve. We look forward to building relationships and engaging in conversations with our elected officials about opportunities for philanthropy and government to work in partnership for thriving, equitable communities across Michigan.
Join your rural philanthropy peers for continued conversation around the issues of housing, broadband and child care. The conversation will center around how affordable and quality access to water, sewer, power and broadband infrastructure intersects with rural needs and highlight opportunities to maximize impact through new resources and partnerships in capacity building. During the discussion, participants will hear updates on opportunities in the state budget that may impact rural communities. Time will be allotted for participants to share the opportunities and challenges they see in their communities.
Join us for this virtual gathering for development staff to discuss what you’re seeing in your own work and crowdsource ideas from your fellow peers across the state. This will also be an open space for discussion so please bring your questions, concerns and highlights from your own work to share with the group. As we continue our collective equity journey, we invite you to bring forward equity-related topics to our roundtables throughout the year. This conversation is open to all CMF members whether your work touches development or you have a dedicated development role.
Designed specifically for family philanthropy in rural areas, this session will delve into the insights and strategies of donors who have been supporting rural communities for years. Our speakers, representing family philanthropies and nonprofits, will explore the unique challenges and successes of investing and working with local initiatives and grassroots organizations in rural areas. Discover how to maximize the impact of your family’s philanthropic place-based efforts, learn from real-world case studies, gain practical tools to define strategic approaches and enhance your understanding of rural communities and rural grantmaking practices.
Midwest Partnership Series | Participatory Grantmaking: (Re)Connecting with the Model in Our Current Landscape
This Midwest Partnership Series webinar will explore “participatory philanthropy” as a (re)emerging model and how funders in the Midwest are implementing components of the model to strengthen their grantmaking. The program will begin with a presentation to (re)introduce participatory grantmaking and share recent trends. The trends will be brought to life by 2-3 Midwest funders sharing their recent experiences. Finally, a learning space about participatory practice is incomplete without participation: expect small group breakouts to support cross-state networking and learning.
Save the date to join your Community Foundation CEO peers for an engaging in-person retreat in the Jackson/Albion/Marshall region! This event will provide participants with the opportunity to share challenges, discuss emerging practices and learn together.
Join us for a virtual gathering to discuss technology and software, share what you’re seeing in your own work and crowdsource ideas from your fellow peers across the state. This will be an open space for discussion so please bring your questions, concerns and highlights from your own work to share with the group. As we continue our collective equity journey, we invite you to bring forward equity-related topics to our roundtables throughout the year. This conversation is open to all CMF members whether your work touches technology, you have a dedicated technology role or you just want to pick up a few tips from our technology experts.
Join us for this virtual gathering for communications staff to share what you’re seeing in your own work and crowdsource ideas from your peers across the state. We encourage you to bring any projects or campaigns in the works for an informal “show and tell” group discussion. This may include ongoing work, a new project or something on the horizon you’d like to ask your peers about. If you’d rather listen in you are welcome to do so, this is an open space for you to connect with your fellow communicators in our CMF community. This conversation is open to all CMF members whether your work touches communications or you have a dedicated communications role.
Join your peers for the opportunity to reconnect in person on health-related issues of interest to Michigan philanthropy. In addition to dedicated time for learning, there will be time set aside to network and discuss opportunities for collaboration. We are excited about all the ways philanthropy can contribute to improving the health of Michiganders. To that end, this meeting will be responsive to you and your interests with dedicated breakout conversations like mental health, workforce, health policy and more. Whether you are a devoted health funder or just interested in learning more about the challenges and opportunities to support innovation in the field, you are invited to participate.
Save the date to join your finance peers for a robust day of learning finance for community foundations.