Upcoming Webinars

Community Foundation Spark Session Webinar: Guiding Donors on the How and Now of Philanthropy
Hosted in partnership with National Center for Family Philanthropy

April 11, 2023 @ 2 pm EST, 1 pm CST, 12 pm MST, 11 am PST (1.25 hrs)


    • Tony Macklin, Philanthropy Consultant
    • Nicholas Tedesco, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Family

This program is part of the Spark Session series under NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network. The series is designed for community foundations to exchange practical advice, tools, and tips from peers on aspects of their family philanthropy engagement. This content-rich webinar features peer case study examples and will allow attendees to delve deeper through an open facilitated dialogue.

This session is being offered in partnership with AdNet, and is free to AdNet members. Registration is now open.

So You’re New to the Field

June 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm EST (1 hr)

As we well know, a community foundation is a unique model for philanthropy that offers distinct opportunities and challenges for advancement professionals. Even if you have come from the nonprofit sector, there’s a lot to learn and absorb when you are new to this field.

This session will offer a brief educational overview and additional resources, a break-out group discussion with your peers, and a Q&A with senior-level Adnet members.

This sessions is open to Adnet members and non-members within the community foundation field.

Upcoming Conferences

Leading Locally: The Power of Place-Based and Community Philanthropy

June 13 – 14, 2023, Denver, CO

This conference is put on by Council on Foundations. AdNet is a conference partner. Specials sessions will be held for community foundations.

Community is the heart of philanthropy. It’s the place where we connect with loved ones and neighbors, where investments change lives, and where solutions are born. We’ll explore it all together. If you find joy and purpose in place, this is the conference for you.

AdNet members qualify for the conference “member” rate.

Mentor Program

The Mentor Partnership Program is designed to support and nurture sector professionals by pairing experienced staff and experts with those members who are new to the field, contemplating a career change, or seeking guidance.

Program Goals:

    • To provide an added benefit to attract and retain members.
    • To assist AdNet members in developing collegial relationships and establishing a professional network for support and guidance.
    • To strengthen knowledge and skills in philanthropy and fundraising best practices.
    • To develop and retain talent in the sector.