2024 Fundamentals of Philanthropy: Foundation Governance and Legal Issues

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 -
9:30am to 11:00am EST
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Fundamentals of Philanthropy is a five-part series that helps all working in philanthropy better understand the sector.

SESSION 2: Foundation Governance and Legal Issues: What Foundations Can and Can’t Do 

Who is philanthropy accountable to? What’s a conflict of interest? How important are board meeting minutes anyway? These and many other thorny questions are addressed in this discussion about how foundations ensure they’re meeting their financial, legal and ethical obligations. We’ll also explore how foundations can use advocacy as a tool for impact beyond grant dollars, and outline the laws and regulations governing work in this area.  


Julie Loughran
President and CEO
Connecticut Community Foundation


Please note this series is for funders and grantmakers only.

Join our 5-part series on the Fundamentals of Philanthropy, designed for those new to the sector or seeking a refresher. Open to all roles in philanthropic organizations, attending all sessions ensures a comprehensive understanding of historical context, governance, grantmaking, current issues, and roles in the sector while also building your professional network. Don't miss this opportunity!

Session Fees:

  • CCP Members: $75
  • Non-members: $150

Series Fees:

  • CCP Members: $250
  • Non-members: $500

Register for the Full Series

Participants who have paid for this event can receive a full refund up to one week prior to the date of the event. Participants are unable to receive a refund after this date, however they may send another participant in their place. Review CCP's full cancellation policy.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the "Register Now" link above.


Who should attend? This series is for anyone who has joined the sector in the last few years, or who is interested in reviewing the fundamentals. It is open to all staff and board of philanthropic organizations, including those in leadership, program, grantmaking, administrative, financial, human resources, communications, development, and trustee roles. 

This interactive series provides a historical overview of philanthropy, reviews foundation governance and legal issues, explains the grantmaking process, debates current big issues in philanthropy, and explores roles and power dynamics. Participants are encouraged to attend as many modules as possible as the series is also designed to support staff in building their professional network.

Fundamentals of Philanthropy is an update of CCP’s Philanthropy 101 curriculum, originally developed by Philanthropy New York in partnership with the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy's Grantmaking School. 


Contact email Annie Adams, program manager. 

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