Make it a good morning! Start the day by chatting with your Foundation for Fraternal Excellence friends. The objective of these Coffee Chats is simply to give representatives from member foundations a connection to the community to help them build relationships with peers and crowd source solutions to their challenges. Pick the peer group you most identify with and join us for these discussions!

HOW TO JOIN

To ensure no uninvited guests try join the sessions, FFE staff will provide conferencing information directly to members. Please email us to request information on upcoming Coffee Chats and receive details on how to sign in. These casual Zoom sessions do not require advance registration and will not be recorded. Bring your favorite beverage and please plan to turn on your webcam so we can best engage with you! If you need technical assistance, please contact us.

Coffee Chats support fraternal foundation staff and volunteers in a variety of capacities. Whether you choose to join a peer group discussion, a topical discussion or both, there is a time and space for everyone!

PEER GROUPS

Executive Leaders

Executive Leader Coffee Chats take place on the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. ET

2023 Dates: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14
2024 Dates: Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 14, Apr.11, May 9, Jun. 13, Jul. 11, Aug. 8

CEOs, Executive Directors, Chief Staff Officers

Add-On: Sorority Foundation Executives Only
Every other month on the Fourth Thursday at 10:30 a.m. ET

2023 Dates: Sept. 28, Nov. 30
2024 Dates: Feb. 22, Mar. 28, May 23, Jul. 25

Annual Fund/Communications

Annual Fund/Communications Coffee Chats take place on the third Friday every other month at 10:30 a.m. ET

2023 Dates: Sept. 15, Nov. 17,
2024 Dates: Jan. 19, Mar. 15, May 17, Jul. 19

Additional roles great for this Coffee Chat:
Stewardship, Scholarships, Alumni Engagement

Development Staff/Major Gifts Officers

Development Staff/Major Gift Officers Coffee Chats take place on the first Thursday every other month at 10:30 a.m. ET

2023 Dates: Oct. 5, Dec. 7
2024 Dates: Feb. 1, Apr. 4, Jun. 6, Aug. 1

Trustees & Volunteer Leaders

Trustees & Volunteer Leaders Coffee Chats take place quarterly at either 10:30 a.m. ET or 7 p.m. ET

2023 Dates: Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. ET
2024 Dates: Friday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. ET;
Monday, Apr. 1 at 7 p.m. ET;
Friday, Jun. 28 at 10:30 a.m. ET

Finance

Finance Coffee Chats take place on the third Wednesdays quarterly
at 10:30 a.m. ET

2023 Dates: Oct. 18
2024 Dates: Jan. 17, Apr. 17, Jul. 17

Programs

Programs Coffee Chats take on select Fridays at 10:30 a.m. ET

2023 Dates: Nov. 3
2024 Dates: Feb. 16, May 31

Topical Discussions

Topical Discussion Coffee Chats take place on Fridays quarterly at 10:30 a.m. ET
Topics will announced one month prior and participants will register to attend through Zoom.

2023 Dates:
Oct. 27: Stewardship

2024 Dates:
Jan. 26: Supporting an Outside Philanthropy
Mar. 8: Operations
Jun. 21: Planned Giving, register here