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On-line Express Training
Videos and Certification Program
for Community Foundations

Community foundations are unique organizations... Navigating everything your community foundation can do and how it all fits together can be challenging.

  • Have you ever worried about the risks and responsibilities of managing a community's legacy?
  • Have you wondered about your role as a board member and how to optimize your impact?
  • Do your new employees and/or your new board members need and deserve a faster learning curve?
  • Did you ever wish there was a comprehensive, trusted training tool that helped your community foundation establish a sound basis for greater success?
  • Have you ever wanted to be more cost effective and efficient with the ongoing challenge of educating new board members and staff?

The on going cycle of educating new board members and staff can be challenging and costly!

To support community foundations, the Kansas Association of Community Foundations* has developed the first-of-its-kind series of affordable On-line Express Training Videos and Certification Program for communities of all sizes anywhere in America.

15-module series

This fast-paced flexible training and certificate program focuses on core essentials and seeks to increase understanding and, consequently, the effectiveness of community foundations and affiliates. The 15-module series covers nearly every aspect of community foundation work: from asset development and quality grants programs design to fiduciary and policy matters. These videos offer a great start to new board members and staff alike. It is also a great opportunity to review and reflect deeper as a group of new and seasoned community foundation practitioners. Watch a preview.

We have captured years of experience and condensed them into short videos presented by renowned practitioners who have helped community foundations of various sizes, geographic, and cultural challenges grow. Meet the speakers.

Easy-to-navigate short modules may be viewed in any order with 24-hour-access from the comfort of a home or an office, in private, or as a group board training. Stop, pause, and resume at your choosing!

Board members and staff who register and complete all 15 modules independently may earn a certification of completion. View all certified individuals.

Make a "gift" to your
community by investing in
the On-Line Training:

Individual License:

$250 per Individual

$150 KACF Member Rate per Individual

Individual license includes Certificate upon successful completion and a Digital Badge; individuals will be listed in the Certification Registry.

Community Foundation License:

$2,500 Non-KACF-Member license per community foundation+ $600 annual renewal

$1,500 KACF Member license per community foundation + $300 annual renewal

Community Foundation license provides a group access; videos can be used at board meetings or other board training events; community foundations may consider making a grant to themselves or pay for the license as part of the training and professional development budget; no certificate of completion will be issued to individuals but a community foundation will be listed in the participants’ registry and a digital badge will be issued to participating community foundation; should a foundation decide not to renew the license in a particular year it would be required to pay the full rate again to get back into the rotation.

View all certified individuals and participating community foundations.

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"Thank you to the Kansas Association of Community Foundations and all those who contributed in developing the online CF Express Training Video and Certification Program for Community Foundations. In addition to the professional quality of the program, the information provided is highly valuable! The user-friendly videos and related questions include everything from defining to outlining the parameters of what a successful community foundation looks like, yet allows for the flexibility of each foundation to incorporate and implement the necessary policies, procedures, etc. for its own mission".

- David Powers, Board Member, Your Community Foundation, Iola, KS.

"KACF has made a huge contribution to the community foundation field with CF Express Training videos. A product like this has been needed for long time. The videos are full of very important information presented in very accessible format."

- Rosemary Dorsa, Vice President, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.

*KACF thanks the Kansas Health Foundation, Sprout Communications, Steve Alley and Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates, Judy Sjostedt (Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Affiliates), MCI authorities, Noah Roberts and Jenni Leiste web and graphic design team, Shirley Antes (Emporia Community Foundation), and the Kansas Association of Community Foundations' Board and Members.

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