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Endow Manitoba Community Foundation Conference 2024
We are thrilled to announce the Endow Manitoba Community Foundation Conference will be held Friday, April 19 to Sunday April 21, 2024, at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites.
The 2024 date was shifted to the spring based on feedback from community foundation leaders and from the Provincial Advisory Board. For those who also attend Community Foundations of Canada’s bi-annual conference, this ensures the two conferences won’t fall into the same fiscal period.
Stay tuned for more details!
Highlights from the Endow Manitoba Community Foundation Conference 2022
More than 165 people representing 46 community foundations gathered for the 2022 Endow Manitoba Community Foundations conference, held Oct. 27-29 at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites. This was the largest gathering of Manitoba community foundation leaders EVER!
- Connected with our community foundation peers to share experiences and learn new ideas.
- Took in inspiring plenaries that energized us to sustain and grow our foundations and communities!
- Heard Manitoba community foundations share real-life experiences about what has worked for them – and what hasn’t!
- Created customized learning experiences by picking which four sessions to attend from a list of 20 being offered. Topics included Governance, Finance and Administration, Fund Development, Grant Making, and Strategic Initiatives (Communications and Community Engagement).
- Celebrated the community foundation movement with a welcome reception and a social event hosted by The Winnipeg Foundation at the brand-new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.
See details in the Conference Schedule or download the Conference Presentations, both available below.
Finance and Administration
By the numbers: Fulfilling your regulatory reporting requirements the right way
How an endowment works: Sustainable fund strategy
To hire or not to hire: Understanding the 5 Ws of staffing
Developing an managing your community foundation budget
Building donor relationships: Engagement principles and practices
Connecting with the donors of tomorrow
Not all funds are equal: Understanding and offering various fund types to donors
Planned giving: What it is an how it works
Effective community granting: Serving the needs of your community
Asking the right questions: Building an effective grant application process
Connecting grants to community priorities: Impactful grant awarding practices
Being accountable to community: Measuring grant impact
Best kept secret: Building community awareness
Awareness is not the end: Crafting an effective communications strategy
Building understanding of your community’s needs
Stronger together; Using partnerships and collaborations to enhance your work
Indigenous Trust Community Philanthropy
Indigenous Trust Community Philanthropy 2022 – Engagement Session Report written by Sharon Redsky
CFC Disbursement Quota
Indigenous Philanthropy resources
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reports
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Executive Summary of the Final Report
Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba Treaties map
To take best advantage of this unique learning opportunity, we suggest sending multiple people to the conference. Each can learn about a topic area and then share with the rest of your board.
Each registration will qualify for $200/delegate support.
For those community foundation and community fund leaders north of The Pas please contact Endow Manitoba to discuss extraordinary travel expense support.
Conference Grants will be automatically issued following the conference, based on attendance. Attendees will not have to fill out an additional form.
Conference planning committee
The Endow Manitoba Conference is guided by the entire Endow Manitoba Provincial Advisory Board, with special support from the Conference Advisory Committee:
- Reg Black – Brokenhead River Community Foundation
- Larry Budzinski – Dauphin & District Community Foundation
- Michele Polinuk – Selkirk and District Community Foundation
Thank you also to Cate Friesen of The Story Source and Jeff Paul, Lead Instructional Designer for The Promethean Exchange for your vision and guidance.