Triangle Community Foundation hosts events throughout the year for our donors, engaging them in regional topics, introducing them to thought leaders in philanthropy, and providing opportunities for continued philanthropic learning. Donors are welcome to attend any and all events that appeal to them, in addition to being encouraged to attend the Foundation’s public Community Gatherings. These events are invitation only.
Donor to Donor
Donors are invited to connect with their charitable peers in a small, intimate group setting to gain knowledge, support, and resources for giving. Past events have explored women’s issues in the Triangle and education.
Donor Workshop Series
Designed to build on our donor’s knowledge of the region and philanthropy and led by expert Foundation staff members, this series ranges widely from planned giving training, to family philanthropy resources, to a deeper dive into the focus areas of the Foundation.
Donor Workshop: Strengthening Your Philanthropy
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11:45 am – 1 pm – Fundholders are invited to gather with Foundation leadership to celebrate their commitment made to the region, and learn more about the ways we can partner, ways to strengthen their philanthropy, and how they can get involved beyond grantmaking in our community. Participants will be joined by President and CEO Lori O’Keefe, Board Member and Fundholder Rebecca Balter, and members of the Donor Development Staff. If you are interested in attending, please reach out to Treat Harvey.This event is invite-only.
Donor Workshop: Family Philanthropy
April 2020 – This event will be invite-only. If you are interested in attending this event, please reach out to Treat Harvey.
Grants in Action Tours
Donors are invited to participate in Grants in Action Tours, designed to highlight the impact of their grantmaking, specifically through the Foundation’s focus areas of Arts, Community Development, Education, and the Environment. Tours are typically held outside of the Foundation office within the community and include discussion with our grantee partners.
Grants in Action Tour: Environment
March 2020– This event is invite-only. If you are interested in attending this event, please reach out to Sarah Guidi.
Giving Circle Gathering
Giving Circle members are invited to join the Foundation in celebration of their accomplishments throughout the year and discuss common successes and challenges in the collective giving sector. This event is held annually at the Foundation, and many of our region’s Giving Circle leaders attend.
Triangle Community Foundation recognizes that our relationship and partnership with local nonprofits is vital to the health of our community and offers ways for local nonprofit organizations to engage with our staff through education and discussion. Registration is required for these events.
Grant Program Information Sessions
Prior to each grant cycle at the Foundation, expert staff hold several information sessions designed to walk nonprofit staff through the process of applying for a grant, eligibility requirements, and specific grant program information. These are open to all nonprofits who are interested in applying and are attended by hundreds of organizations throughout the year.
Stay tuned for Spring 2020 grant cycle information session dates!
Nonprofit Workshop Series
Designed to provide a space for nonprofits to engage with Foundation staff and grow organizational capacity through continued education, the Nonprofit Workshop Series is held throughout the year. Topics in the past have included Planned Giving, Marketing and Communications Tools, and more.
Arts Matter Workshop Series
Over the next year, the Foundation and ARTS Action Research partners Nello McDaniel and Anne Dunning will host five arts nonprofit workshops:
- Monday, August 26, 2019: Organizational Process & Planning
- Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Growing Audiences
- Tuesday, February 4, 2020: Relational Fundraising & Development
- Wednesday, April 8, 2020: Leading Arts Boards
- Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Knowledge-Based Assessment
Triangle Community Foundation hosts several public events designed to connect the nonprofit and philanthropic communities around continued learning about our region’s successes and challenges. These are attended by hundreds of dedicated people in our community every year. Registration is required for these events.
Triangle Community Artists Gallery Receptions
As part of the Foundation’s focus on the arts, our office space also serves as a rotating art gallery. Through this partnership with the Durham Art Guild (DAG), we are supporting and fostering local artists, and to encouraging our community to connect and engage in meaningful conversation inspired by art. Each art cycle is celebrated with a reception featuring our newest artist, open to the public.
Reception Featuring the Art of Sharron Parker
This event has passed, please contact the Foundation for a private showing. Learn more about Sharron’s work here.
Reception Featuring the Art of Lakeshia Reid
More information about our Spring 2020 exhibit and reception will be announced soon.
Community Impact Series
A revamped blend of our past Donors Forums and our What Matters Opening Sessions, The Community Impact Series features a number of events designed to provide education around a current and/or critical issue in our region and encourage participants to interact across sectors as they envision positive and collaborative impact.
Community Impact Series: Census 2020
The 2020 Census is vitally important to the Triangle region and our entire state. This upcoming census will have political, social, and economic implications over the next 10 years – and an accurate count is key to ensuring equitable allocation of federal funding for education, housing, health, and transportation needs, effective community and economic development, and fair political representation.
This event has passed, but you can learn more about taking action on the 2020 Census here!
The Foundation’s signature annual event, now in its 10th year, gathers forward-thinking community leaders from every sector to celebrate the region’s giving, learn about critical issues, and find commonality in our work.
Click here to learn more about What Matters 2020: A Celebration of Community Philanthropy!