Programs Overview

The Foundation for Fraternal Excellence aims to provide top-notch programs and resources for members because we care about your development and interfraternal experience. Further, educational events foster networking relationships that will help you navigate the profession. Your gifts support continued growth of our existing educational programs and creation of new experiences, all to ensure premier continuing education and skill building for fraternal foundation professionals and volunteers at all levels of experience.

The Seminar program is our largest event and hosted annually in conjunction with the NIC Annual Meeting of Members. The program is intended for foundation professional staff and volunteers from all experience levels as well as Alliance Partners.

Formerly known as THE Foundations Seminar

This retreat for Foundation executives provides a think-tank, retreat-like setting for sharing experiences, opportunities and best practices. 

Formerly known as Institute for Greek Advancement

This program is focused on entry- to mid-career level foundation professionals who will benefit from targeted skill building and learning from peers in the field.

Formerly known as Greek Retreat

This program is focused on board members and high-level foundation volunteers who will benefit from fundraising, case-making and board governance.

The objective of 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.

Select from peer groups and topical discussions


FFE provides regular opportunities to tune in and connect with fellow industry pros and experts. Expect to share ideas and best practices, cover hot topics and areas within the FFE Curriculum Plan, dive deeper into tactics like virtual programs, digital marketing, writing for appeals, tracking and understanding analytics, online giving platforms and much more.