Join us at the Forum’s first-ever convening for new chief executives (CEOs, presidents, executive directors) of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) on January 8 from 12 - 5 pm ET. The convening will provide a helpful orientation to the Forum network and the work of PSO leaders, led by your PSO colleagues. You will be able to add the convening to your registration during the registration process for the CEO Convening.
The gathering is open to Forum members only. Designees cannot attend.
Goals for the Gathering
- Get oriented to the Forum network and the ecosystem of philanthropy-serving organizations.
- Learn about critical issues for new PSO leaders to consider at the start of your tenure.
- Connect and network with your peers who are also new to their CEO role.
Who Should Attend
The convening is open to chief executives (CEOs, presidents, executive directors) of Forum members who have been in their role less than two years.
Getting to Know Your Colleagues
Overview of Forum Network & PSO Ecosystem
David Biemesderfer, President & CEO, United Philanthropy Forum
Learn how the Forum can support your work, how your organization fits into the broader PSO and philanthropy ecosystem, and now you can discover new opportunities to partner and collaborate with your PSO colleagues.
Balancing Service & Leadership in Your PSO
Daranee Petsod, President, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
PSO leaders are consistently challenged with our to balance serving the needs of your members and constituents with providing leadership for your organization and your field. When do you respond to needs and when do you push your network? How do you find your leadership voice?
Managing the “Business Side” of Your PSO
Ellen LaPointe, President & CEO, Northern California Grantmakers
PSO leaders are constantly challenged with ensuring that your organization is financially strong and sustainable and has sufficient resources to achieve your mission. Learn more about how a PSO can be thinking about having an effective business model to ensure that you can deliver the resources you need to strengthen and grow your PSO.
Lessons From Your “No Longer Newbies” Colleagues
Amanda Andere, CEO, Funders Together to End Homelessness, and Sidney Hargro, President, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
Hear from some PSO leaders who were in your shoes just a few short years ago. They’ll share lessons they learned from their early days on the job and offer some advice based on their own recent experience.