Community Foundations Boot Camp - Two Locations!


The two-day Community Foundation Boot Camp program offers a comprehensive overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. It is an ideal in-depth introduction to community foundations for new community foundation staff, community foundation board members, or other community foundation staff looking for a good refresher. Topics covered include:

  • History, purpose
  • Board governance
  • Gifts and funds
  • Asset development
  • Grantmaking
  • Community leadership
  • Finance and investments
  • Legal Issues
  • Operational sustainability
  • Lifecycles of community foundations

We hope you can join us!


Day 1: 10 am - 5:30 pm

Day 2: 8 am - 3:30 pm


You will be invoiced for the following once you have registered:

Early Bird Before February 15

  • Iowa Community Foundations and Affiliates $200
  • Non-Iowa Community Foundations $550

After February 15

  • Iowa Community Foundations and Affiliates $250
  • Non-Iowa Community Foundations $575


  • There is a block of rooms available at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites West Des Moines-Jordan Creek. 
  • There is a block of rooms available at the Kirkwood Hotel with special pricing of $139.00 per night.