Corporate & Foundation Relations

Learning and development

Roundtables

Central CFR is committed to fostering communication, coordination and collaboration among UW colleagues working in corporate and foundation relations. We hold monthly roundtables to share and discuss timely topics, including best practices, trends and challenges, with the goal of increasing the University’s ability to build engagement and partnership with corporations, foundations and other organizations.

All UW employees interested in corporate and foundation relations are welcome to attend. Please see our list of upcoming roundtable dates.

Workshops

New in 2019, we have moved some of our most popular and recurring roundtable topics — including Gifts/Grants/Contracts and the Lifecycle of a Sponsored Project — to semi-annual workshops. Whether you are a seasoned CFR professional or new to the field, we have a workshop for you. Join us to learn about tools used in successful CFR work, or listen to presentations from experts around the University on essential CFR processes and systems. Check out our upcoming workshops.

Custom trainings

Central CFR staff are available to lead custom trainings for your unit on a range of topics. Past trainings include an overview of CFR at the UW, using available systems and reports to locate information on corporations and foundations, proposal writing and understanding the lifecycle of a grant award. Please contact Carolyn Smith at clss92@uw.edu to discuss your custom training needs.

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