About the Learning Institute

Preparing Community Foundations for the future

Whether you are a seasoned staff member or a new board member, our Learning Institute offers ongoing educational experiences and learning resources tailored to your – and your community foundation’s – needs.

We help leaders in the community philanthropy sector to identify important trends, seize emerging opportunities, strategically address risks, capitalize on new technologies, and more. We provide useful and timely research, practical tools and tips, and experiential learning opportunities designed to help you and your community foundation work better and achieve more.

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Building skills

Community Foundations have a lot of moving parts. Ensuring yours is firing on all cylinders takes effort and expertise. At the Learning Institute we develop and enhance your skills so you can achieve more of your personal and professional goals!
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Accelerating impact

Accelerating impact requires more than improving skills. It also requires strategically aligning skills with roles, resources with opportunities, policies with evidence, leadership with grassroots support and more. The Learning Institute offers educational opportunities to help your foundation accelerate the impact of its work in your communities.
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Strengthening community

Skills. Strategies. Teamwork. The Learning Institute will enhance and align these core aspects of your work to strengthen your communities. We will help you to dream bigger, work smarter, and achieve more to positively impact the people and the communities that need your help.

Resource Library

Guide
Smart & Caring Communities: Guide for starting a community…

A guide for starting a community foundation or a community…

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A guide for starting a community foundation or a community fund, using British Columbia as an example.

Webinar
Succession Planning (2015)

The value of succession planning and why it’s important to…

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Webinar
Hiring the Right Director (2015)

Best practices for recruiting a new Executive Director staff for…

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Guide
Creating Agency Agreements

Agency Funds are established through formal agreements between the community…

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Agency Funds are established through formal agreements between the community foundation and local charitable organizations who are interested in building endowment funds as part of their financial strategy.