Workshops for Families

A list of upcoming events

In Conversation With… A Series 

Held via Zoom at 10AM Mountain on various dates

In Conversation with... two graphic heads with idea icons

Join fellow philanthropists, impact investors and those curious to learn more about how venture philanthropy can re-shape complex problems in a community. The In Conversation With… Series is a bi-monthly gathering of thought leaders sharing their expertise and opinions on topics around philanthropy, leadership, investing, civil society and community.

This event is FREE but registration is required. Please see the RSVP boxes for the upcoming events.

Derrick Feldmann: Movement Making - Philanthropy, Public Policy & Social Change

Derrick Feldmann in a blue jacket headshotJoin us via Zoom on May 23rd at 10am Mountain for our “In Conversation With… Derrick Feldmann.” Derrick is the Managing Director of the Ad Council Research Institute and is recognized as a leading researcher on social issues, movements and consumer public action. His primary body of research focuses on large-scale quantitative and qualitative methods to provide insights on consumer and public knowledge, attitudes and behaviors on social issues.

During this session we will discuss the role that philanthropy plays in influencing public discourse and how to set expectations around measurement and impact when public policy shifts and societal changes can take years to create.

Indigenous Grantmaking: Building bridges between communities and cultures through philanthropy

3-part series in Calgary and Area; Dates TBC; Fee TBC

Up to two people per family 

This 3-part workshop series dives into how individual and family philanthropy can be part of the Truth & Reconciliation process. Over the course of 3 two-hour sessions, participants will explore the recommendations of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, how philanthropy and charity are different within the various Indigenous communities that are part of Turtle Island and ways that non-Indigenous Donors can engage in strategic philanthropy alongside First Nations, Inuit, and Metis organizations.

Participants: Family Foundation and DAF leadership, Family Office staff, Grantmakers

Part of this workshop will be held on-site at various community organizations within the Calgary area. Locations will be announced once registration is closed.

Learning Objectives:

  • The cultural differences of philanthropy, giving and charity
  • How the TRC applies to philanthropy
  • Ways to engage and effectively support Indigenous programs and services
  • Exposure to Indigenous communities and organizations
Registration is required. Please email for more details.

Built to Last: The Pro’s and Con’s of Sunsetting a Family Foundation or Donor Advised Fund

March 14th via Zoom at 10AM Mountain

$50/Family Foundation or Family Office 

This 90 minute workshop explores the pro’s and con’s of sunsetting a foundation or donor advised fund (DAF). Developed off of the K&C Whitepaper Beyond the Sunset: How not to Burden the Next Generation Once Things Have Gone Dark, is designed for family members who are considering what legacy looks like with and without the family foundation or DAF.

Learning Objectives:

  • Stakeholder Time Horizons
  • Impact and Social Benefits
  • Generational Perceptions of Wealth & Inheritance
Registration is required as materials will be sent out via email ahead of time.

See what we’ve been up to.  Click to see a list of past Karma & Cents Advisor and Family workshops.   

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