CMF’s event calendar includes standalone learning opportunities as well as regularly scheduled monthly events through several learning series.

CMF-Johnson Center Grantmaking Series

The the CMF-Johnson Center Grantmaking Series is a practitioner-led learning series that teaches the techniques of effective grantmaking to both new and seasoned foundation professionals. The sessions are highly practical, academically rigorous, and designed to be as accessible and affordable as possible. Participants who complete the series will receive a Certificate of Completion.

This year, we will offer four live webinars (1.5 hours each) and one workshop (5 contact hours). To qualify for the Certificate of Completion, participants of the 2018 Grantmaking Series must complete 12 hours of training; the hours completed can be taken live from the current series offerings or by purchasing on-demand recorded webinars. **Participants with contact hours from 2017, not amounting to the 12 hours required for training, may carry these into 2018 to successfully complete the series.

Participants in this series must complete all training by December 31, 2018 to qualify for a 2018 Certificate of Completion.

Click the links below to purchase the on demand webinars or for more information. Questions about the CMF-Johnson Center Certificate program? Contact Andrea Judd, program coordinator, Learning Services via email or 313.960.4192.

Tri-State Learning Series

The Tri-State Community Foundation Webinar Series is a program offering made possible through a partnership between the Council of Michigan Foundations, Philanthropy Ohio and Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. These webinars are designed for, but not exclusive to, community foundations.

NCFP Series

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) Series is a monthly webinar with rotating topics focusing on family philanthropy. Complimentary webinar registrations are available as a benefit to Council of Michigan Foundations members.

InFocus Southeast Michigan Series

InFocus (formerly Detroit Area Grantmakers) brings CMF members together to network and learn about key issues and policies affecting metropolitan Detroit, the Southeast Michigan region, and beyond.