PAST MEETING TOPICS

Past meeting documents, including detailed meeting notes and handouts, are available to MEF members via our membership intranet site

The MEF Board of Directors selects each year's meeting topics based on member interest. Topics usually focus on board development, fundraising, communication/marketing, and foundation management, areas of interest for education foundations of any size or maturity

Past Meeting Topics:

Private donor meetings, corporate partnerships

Education foundation / District partnerships 

Communication Plans

Donor Retention 

Annual Appeals

Endowment campaigns

Transitioning from all-volunteer board to paid staff

Public school funding in Michigan

Board engagement

Website solutions for nonprofits; ADA compliance

Board best practices

Fundraising events

Starting or re-starting a K-12 education foundation

Social media marketing

Email marketing

Outreach strategies for major gifts