Emerald Cities Collaborative held a session on September 11 at the Council on Foundation's 2012 Community Foundations Conference convened in New Orleans. The session informed the community foundations about local work in our Emerald Cities and their hometowns. The briefing was sponsored and facilitated by Michael Brown of the Seattle Community Foundation, who serves as fiscal agent, steering committee member, trusted local convener, grant funder, investor (PRI), and true advocate. The Seattle Foundation's 360° support for EC Seattle presented a range of options for deepening Community Foundation engagement. Other participants included the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Oregon Community Foundation, Rhode Island Community Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Funder's Network for Smart Growth & Livable Communities, and Neighbor Works.