Upcoming Webinars

Peer Exchange: Exploring the Public Policy Discourse Surrounding DAFs

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Time: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, 12 pm PT

Duration: 60 minutes
Audience: This webinar is open to AdNet members only


  • Jeremy Wells, Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, serving both on the AdNet Board and the Program Committee, will moderate the discussion.
  • Jenn Holcomb, Vice President of Government Affairs and Legal Resources at the Council on Foundations, based in Arlington, VA, has been closely tracking the public discourse surrounding DAFs for many years. With her expertise in government affairs and legal resources, she will provide valuable insights into this complex topic.
  • Nancy Brown, President & CEO of the Winona Community Foundation, brings a wealth of experience in philanthropy and fundraising. Her involvement with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the AFP Political Action Committee, the only federal PAC focused on growing and preserving charitable giving, adds a unique perspective to the conversation.

During this peer exchange, each panelist will have 5-7 minutes to share their insights and perspectives. For the remaining time, Jeremy will open with questions that have been submitted in advance during registration. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask additional questions, contributing to a robust and engaging conversation.

Peer Exchange: So You’re New to the Field

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Duration: 75 minutes
Audience: AdNet members and non-members

As we well know, a community foundation is a unique model for philanthropy that offers distinct opportunities and challenges for advancement professions. 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 time with senior-level AdNet members.

This webinar is open to AdNet members and non-members within the community foundation field. Please share with your community foundation advancement colleagues!

Peer Exchange: Topic TBA

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Time: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, 12 pm PT

Duration: 60 minutes
Audience: This webinar is open to AdNet members only



AdNet 2024 Conference

March 18-20,2024, San Antonio, Texas | Westin Riverfront Hotel

As we iron out the details and prepare a conference experience designed to bring together community foundation professionals in fund development, philanthropic advising, and donor services, know that you can look forward to:

  • Cutting-Edge Education: Elevate your skills and knowledge with practical and informative sessions.
  • Idea Sharing: Share your insights and gain fresh perspectives from diverse professionals.
  • Unmatched Networking: Connect with peers, industry leaders, and potential collaborators.

We can’t wait to see you in San Antonio!

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.