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Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, December 19, 2023
    • Friday, December 20, 2024
    • National Association of Education Foundations


    The National Association of Education Foundations connects job seekers and those hiring through our Career Center.

    Members can post a career placement free of charge; non-members will pay a nominal fee. Payment must be received in full before a job is posted to the Career Center.

    First, register and pay for the career placement online. Then, send the career placement to in an email or as an email attachment. Include relevant job information and how applicants should apply [Web address, email, etc]. An attached file must be an original file [IE: Microsoft Word]. The career placement will remain online for 30-days, but can be renewed for an additional 30-days at the same rate.

    • Thursday, March 21, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom

    As Education Foundations, How Do We Cut Through the Noise and Ensure the Community Knows Who We Are?

    Join us to unlock the secret to community connection. Together, we'll explore how education foundations can stand out and truly engage their communities. Discover practical strategies for increasing visibility, forming impactful partnerships, and engaging your community. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to get your community excited about working with your foundation to make a lasting impact where it matters most.


    • Define or redefine what an education foundation is.
    • Be visible.
    • Reengage your community and form strategic partnerships.

    Featured Speaker

    Cameka L. Crawford, Executive Director

    The Richardson ISD Foundation

    Cameka L. Crawford is the executive director of The Richardson ISD Foundation, providing strategic leadership to advance the organization’s mission. As the executive director, she has focused on creating programs and initiatives that engage the community in the Foundation’s work, including the realignment and expansion of Impact Grants for staff and the GEMs monthly giving program. Previously, Cameka was the CEO of the Keller ISD Education Foundation, where she created a scholarship that helped more than 1,500 high school students take Advanced Placement exams. Cameka has more than 20 years of experience providing leadership to help organizations like the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Verizon, and the African American Museum in Dallas achieve their goals. One of her proudest moments was partnering with the NFL to produce the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s first Public Service Announcement. 


    4 PM ET / 3 PM CT / 2 PM MT / 1 PM PT


    Member - $35

    Nonmember - $65

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      • Thursday, March 21, 2024
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Zoom

      Timely Topics Meeting

      A unique opportunity for education foundation leaders to share experiences, and to discuss challenges and opportunities. Depending on the group size, we will be able to break into smaller groups to have a dynamic exchange of information. Then, we will reconvene as a full group to present opportunities, resources, and ideas.

      More Details Coming Soon!

      • Wednesday, April 10, 2024
      • Friday, April 12, 2024
      • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay - 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa Florida 33607

      Experience ImpactED '24, our national conference in Tampa, Florida, where foundation leaders from across the nation will convene. Sharpen your philanthropic, fundraising, leadership, and operational skills. Anticipate unparalleled education, networking opportunities, and a vibrant idea exchange. We can't wait to see you there!

      Agenda [All times are local.]

      Wednesday, April 10 

      1:00 PM - 5:00 PM     Conference Registration Open     

      4:00 PM - 4:30 PM     New Member / 1st Time Attendee Welcome

      4:30 PM - 5:00 PM     State Meet Ups / Vendor Set

      5:30 PM - 7:00 PM     Opening Reception & CEFL Awards

      Thursday, April 11

      7:00 AM - 8:15 AM     Breakfast & Meet Ups

      8:15 AM - 9:30 AM     Welcome & Keynote Session

      10:00 AM - 11:00 PM    Breakout Sessions

      11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  Breakout Session

      12:15 PM - 1:15 PM    Lunch 

      1:15 PM - 2:15 PM      TED Talk Presentations

      2:45 PM - 3:45 PM      Breakout Sessions

      4:00 PM - 5:00 PM      Breakout Sessions

      5:30 PM - 6:30 PM      Reception

      Friday, April 12

      7:00 AM - 8:15 AM      Breakfast & Meet Ups

      8:15 AM - 9:30 AM      Welcome & Keynote Session

      9:45 AM - 10:45 PM     Breakout Sessions

      11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Breakout Session

      12:15 PM - 1:15 PM     Lunch

      1:15 PM - 2:15 PM      TED Talk Presentations

      2:45 PM - 3:45 PM      Breakout Sessions

      4:00 PM - 5:00 PM      Breakout Sessions

      5:30 PM - 6:30 PM      Closing Networking Reception

      Hotel Information and Sleep Room Accommodation

      ImpactED '24 will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa Bay, Florida. Reserve your room under the NAEF room block. Click here to make your reservation or call 800-233-1234.

      Booking period ends on March 19, 2024

      Registration Fees

      Early Bird Rates [November 16, 2023 - January 19, 2024]

      NAEF Member - $350

      Nonmember - $450

      Standard [January 20, 2024 - March 19, 2024]

      NAEF Member - $425

      Nonmember - $525

      Too Close for Comfort [After March 19, 2024]

      NAEF Member - $525

      Nonmember - $625

      Sponsorship Opportunities

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      Event Policy

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      • Wednesday, April 10, 2024
      • Friday, April 12, 2024
      • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay - 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa Florida 33607

      In April 2024, over 185 foundation leaders will convene at ImpactED, our national conference, in Tampa, Florida to develop and enhance philanthropic, fundraising, leadership, and operational management skills. Your sponsorship of ImpactED will provide knowledge and practical resources to foundation leaders from across the nation. 

      National Reach: By sponsoring ImpactED, you will gain access to leaders from 41 states across the nation, amplifying your brand's reach on a vast scale. These leaders collectively serve over 20 million children, representing a substantial segment of the nation's educational community.  

      Influence and Impact: The foundation leaders attending ImpactED are not just influencers in their organizations; they directly affect the educational landscape for millions of children. Your sponsorship puts your brand at the forefront of this influential group, allowing you to be part of the conversation that shapes the future of education in America. 

      Strategic Alignment: If your company's mission aligns with educational advancement, child development, or community engagement, supporting NAEF is a strategic move. It demonstrates your commitment to these values on a platform that resonates with your corporate social responsibility goals. 

      Beyond ImpactED, our monthly programs provide for an exchange of ideas between foundation leaders, in a collegial environment.  

      Foundations Today, our digital newsletter, is published every other month and read by over 1,500 leaders, each of whom impacts this nation’s educational community. 

      As the nationally recognized professional organization dedicated to the development of education foundations, NAEF is proud that our membership includes: 

      • 640 education foundations [charter, college, magnet, private and public] of which 81% serve public education systems.
      • 180 self-identified foundations as in the emerging and developing stages.
      • 1,360 professional foundation leaders, fundraisers, board members, and leaders of education systems of which 70% are decision-makers.
      • Leaders from 41 states across the nation, who serve over 20 million children.

      National Conference Sponsor Spec Sheet

      Contact the NAEF Team to build your support of education foundation leaders.

      • Peter Constantinou, Executive Director
      • Aleka McKenzie-Brown, Director of Sponsorship
      • Ralph Hayes, Sponsorship Committee Chair
      • Lauren Jeng, Director of Events

      Email or call 410-527-0780 between 8 AM and 5 PM ET.

      ImpactED '24 is Sponsored by:

      Emerging Leader Sponsor

      Bronze Sponsors

      • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Zoom

      What Lessons, Insights, and Implementations Have You Integrated to Advance You & Your Foundation 

      Join our education foundation leaders to reflect on the ImpactED '24 Conference. We'll share success stories, learning tools and discuss the areas of improvement to make future events even more impactful! 


      12 PM ET / 11 AM CT / 10 AM MT / 9 AM PT


      Member - $35

      Non-member - $65

      Event Policy

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      • Sunday, April 21, 2024
      • Sunday, November 17, 2024
      • (Online) Asynchronous

      Join the 2024 CEFL Cohort!

      The Certificate in Education Foundation Leadership, CEFL, is the professional standard and is the only certification program designed exclusively for education foundation leaders and executives. This program provides foundation leaders with specific skills and knowledge required to lead and manage an education foundation, regardless of size.

      The CEFL Certification Program is offered online in an asynchronous format that is self-paced with weekly deadlines. Optional weekly check-ins over Zoom provide a space to connect in real time with instructors and peers from across the country.

      Each course is four weeks; the certificate can be completed in about six months. There is a "Flex" week between each course. This allows students the flexibility to work ahead, catch up on any missed work, or just enjoy some time off.

      This six-course program is ideal for education foundation leaders, foundation staff, and board members who are passionate about the advancement of the industry, their foundation, and their professional growth.


      You must be a member in good standing with the NAEF and maintain active membership to retain certification.


      Full program registration and for course CEFL 101 closes on April 21, 2024. You can also choose to register and pay by course.

      Registration Fee

      The cost for the six-course program is $3,000 and we provide two payment options:

      • Pay in full and receive a 10% or $300 discount. Payment of $2,700 must be received on or before April 21, 2024.
      • Pay by the course at $500/each. We must receive payment before the start of the course.

      We must receive payment in advance of the course start date to provide you with access to the online learning platform.

      Course Calendar

      The six-course session begins April 21 and concludes November 17, 2024. Enrolled students may access course materials beginning April 21; courses being April 28.

      Access our CEFL Certification web page

      • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Zoom

      Strategies of the Top Fundraising Education Foundation in DC Metro

      The Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF) is one of the top fundraising education foundations in the DC metro region, out-raising foundations that support school systems twice its size. It's not luck. LEF and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) leadership have made intentional decisions to create what they call a “recipe for success.”

      The foundation and school system leadership work together to bring business and organization leaders to the table, inviting them to partner to help create classroom-to-career pathways that connect student interest to workforce needs. The result has been 1) more funds raised to pilot innovative programs and meet student needs; 2) an engaged business community; 3) and educators who can leverage industry experts to inform curriculum and classroom experiences.

      This presentation will provide practical steps to improve foundation-to-school system relationships and, ultimately, raise more funds to support students.

      Featured Speaker

      Danielle Nadler, Executive Director

      Loudoun Education Foundation

      After a career in journalism, covering education throughout the country, Danielle Nadler was tapped to lead the Loudoun Education Foundation in 2020. She leverages her background in communication and her passion for relationship building to spur people and companies to dedicate their talents and resources to make a difference in the lives of students and educators. She strongly believes that the quality of a local economy is directly tied to the quality of the local public schools, and she works to connect business and school leaders for the benefit of the whole community. Her work over the past three years to increase the profile and impact of the Loudoun Education Foundation was recognized by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce when she was named the 2023 Loudoun County Nonprofit Leader of the Year.


      12 PM ET / 11 AM CT / 10 AM MT / 9 AM PT


      Member - $35

      Nonmember - $65

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    Past Events

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Motivations, Challenges, and Rewards of Becoming a CEFL
    Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Storytelling for Impact
    Thursday, December 14, 2023 Alumni Development
    Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Planning Your Foundation's Events
    Tuesday, October 17, 2023 It’s Time to Think BIG!
    Thursday, September 21, 2023 Timely Topics
    Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Mastering Your Online Presence: An Inside Look at Firespring’s Websites
    Sunday, April 23, 2023 CEFL Certification Program Registration
    Friday, March 17, 2023 National Conference Hotel Rebate
    Monday, March 13, 2023 Pre-Conference Bus Trip: Meet Las Vegas's Educational Best
    Monday, March 13, 2023 2023 NAEF National Conference
    Monday, March 13, 2023 Sponsor the 2023 National Conference
    Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Financial ABCs for Nonprofit Organizations
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Leader to Leader Discussion: Working with PTAs/PTOs
    Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Planned Giving: Small Steps Can Transform Your Organization
    Monday, May 02, 2022 CEFL Certification Program Registration
    Wednesday, March 02, 2022 National Conference 2022
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Why Your Annual Report Should Be a Marketing Tool and Not a Snooze Fest
    Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Career Center
    Tuesday, November 09, 2021 Supporting the Teaching of Generosity
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Building Community Relationships through a Day of Giving

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