Led by Suzanne Friday
, Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Council on Foundations and contributing experience of Brad Ward
, Director of Community Philanthropy at the Council, this workshop is flexibly organized to ensure that your broad legal questions for administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities are addressed. Suzanne will provide technical and practical understanding of complex rules and regulations, while Brad will deliver on the most pressing issues and topics of the community foundation field. Throughout the day, sessions will be curated with the help of insight gleaned from the Council's top-notch legal team that interacts with nearly 2,000 foundation leaders each year, as well as trends spotted by our broader team, including the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, a supporting organization of the Council. With each session, there will be time for questions and a deep exploration of the answers. This workshop is open to any board or staff member from any community foundation that is eager to dive into the legalities of our business model and unlocking the truth to effective management and leadership of a community foundation.