Events & Workshops:

CCEF Annual Conference

If you missed the Conference and Workshop, we’ll post a recap of events soon.

March 25th-Education Foundation Fundamentals AGENDA

March 26th-Coming Together on Common Ground AGENDA

Please contact CCEF if you want to help in planning or have suggestions on speakers, sponsors, exhibitors for future events.

Networking Forum in Ventura County

Ventura meeting

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On October 11, 2013 local education foundation leaders in Ventura County came together for a morning of networking, sharing and training.  Becca Merrell of Netzel Grigsby, talked with the group about building fundraising capacity.  As part of CCEF’s regional initiative, Susan Sweeney, Executive Director of the California Consortium of Education Foundations, provided an update on CCEF and announced the 2014 Annual Conference in Orange County on Wednesday March 5.

CCEF is working with local education foundation leaders statewide who want to establish similar meetings.  Regional meetings and neighborhood gatherings have been held in San Diego, East and West Los Angeles, Sacramento & San Juan, Napa & Sonoma, and the San Francisco Bay Area.  This work has been funded in part by the R.G.K. Foundation.

The two meetings of the K-12 Education Foundation Collaborative in Ventura County have brought together K-12 local education foundation leaders, superintendents, charter school leaders, and regional education philanthropy leaders.  These meetings were organized by a local planning committee spearheaded by Dr. Tiffany Morse, President of the Moorpark Education Foundation, and Jill Fioravanti, non-profit management consultant.

Foundation Fundamentals Workshop planned for Inland Empire this Fall

CCEF hosted its popular “nuts and bolts” Foundation Fundamentals Workshop in the Riverside/San Bernardino area in Spring of 2012.  The annual Fundamentals training session is geared to education and community leaders who want to start or revitalize their local education foundation. We are currently planning the 2013 workshop and will post details as they become available.

CCEF Regional Networking Webinars

Working in collaboration with county superintendents of schools, CCEF continued a series of regional networking programs.  These events featured a webinar on hot topics affecting LEFs followed by a group interactive discussion to share best practices and creative ideas facilitated by CCEF Board members.  Last October 10th, our one-hour interactive webinar featured Professor Patricia J. Libby, who created and directs the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research (INER) at the University of San Diego. She is the former President/CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) which she developed into a nationally recognized model for community development trade organizations.

Check back here for news on upcoming webinars.

The California Consortium of Education Foundations is a statewide nonprofit established in 1982, to assist in creating local education foundations and to facilitate the effectiveness of existing foundations through trainings and sharing best practices.

2010 Regional Meeting Series

direct_tv_medIn  2010, DIRECTV sponsored training sessions were a big hit with LEF leaders in  Southern California.