The primary strategies supporting the League’s programs and services include: peer learning, skill building, research, communications, and direct assistance. Of these, peer learning is the principle strategy and highest priority, with the broad goal of developing a learning community that is accessible to all League members and promotes effective philanthropic practices. Program offerings and member services include:
Board Chair/CEO Retreat An annual retreat bringing together Board Chairs and CEOs from League member foundations to share thoughts and experiences about the work of community foundations in California and throughout the field.
Statewide Convenings Twice a year, the League brings its members together for facilitated discussions on topics of common interest. These gatherings help build strong networks among peers in specialized functions and roles across the state, encouraging exchange of best practices and resulting in ongoing communication and collaboration.
Training Institutes and Teleconferences The League’s training and professional development workshops are tailored to the information needs of community foundation staff. These sessions offer participants access to top-notch experts who, along with League members and staff, serve as faculty and trainers.
WebsiteThe League’s website (www.lccf.dev) offers members a breadth of information and resources on community philanthropy including noteworthy articles and publications, program updates, an events calendar of League offerings and access to the League’s Information and Referral Network. Links to other websites offering additional information and resources on community philanthropy are also provided through the website.
Information and Referral Network The Information and Referral (I & R) Network facilitates the exchange of information and resources among California community foundations. Through the I & R Network, League members are linked with vital information to enable them to grow and develop.