ESG Investing: Not a fad. It’s mainstream.

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing for community foundations is best described as an alignment between the organization’s investments and its values. As an impact investing strategy, ESG – has experienced explosive growth over the past several years with investors’ desire to invest with increased intentionality. 

Panelists: Tim O’Donnell, Fund Evaluation Group. Kevin Welu, TrueNorth Wealth Management, Jean Brenneman, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Moderator: Michelle Beisker

Hate Groups and Hate Speech – How Community Foundations are Meeting the Challenge

This webinar provides participants with a “state of the field” synopsis on what institutional leaders around the country are doing to ensure their organizations are meeting the current challenge.

Speaker: Abbas Barzegar, Ph.D., Director, The Horizon Forum at the Proteus Fund 

Everything Fundraising… And the Kitchen Sink
AdNet Professional Development Series
June 29, 2021

10 practical tips to help you elevate your fundraising efforts amidst our changing landscape.

Tamela Spicer – Program Manager – Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Navigating Social, Ethical, and Political Belief Differences Between Donors and Staff
AdNet Coffee + Conversations
May 11, 2021

Politics, religion and social justice issues continually intersect with our philanthropic work – and that can make for some interesting conversations with donors! Join us for a round-table discussion on the topic of how to navigate uncomfortable interactions with donors. Our session will feature Peter Dunn, President and CEO of the Central New York Community Foundation, as he shares tips, strategies and stories from his 25 years in the field.

Legislative Update with Council on Foundations
April 20, 2021

Join Jenn Holcomb, Director of Government Affairs for the Council on Foundations, for a discussion about what is happening in Washington D.C. and how current legislative activity potentially affects the work of community foundations.

So you’re new to the field…
AdNet Coffee + Conversations
March 24, 2021

No matter your role or tenure within the foundation, this webinar offered tactical information every staff member should know, including:

  • Community Foundation Overview
  • Governance
  • Fund Management
  • Asset Development
  • Finance and Investments
  • Grantmaking & Community Leadership
  • Operational Sustainability

Not an AdNet Member?

Interested in having access to a networking and professional development resource for communication foundation professionals serving in fund development, philanthropic advising and donor service roles?

An AdNet membership is connected to you, the community foundation professional, rather than your foundation. Membership Benefits include:

  • Professional Development webinars
  • Access to our robust Membership Directory and online peer exchange learning
  • Invitation to the AdNet annual spring conference
  • Opportunity to create your leadership profile through AdNet Board service and volunteering

Membership is $125.00 per year. Once you join, your membership will expire December 31st of each year.