Join us for United Philanthropy Forum’s third annual winter gathering for the chief executives (CEOs, presidents, executive directors) of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs)—this time we are, of course, going virtual.
Join us at the Forum’s second annual convening for new chief executives (CEOs, presidents, executive directors) of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs).
We invite the chief executives (CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors) of our member organizations to participate in a cohort of 6-8 other PSO CEOs that would meet virtually for four months from January to April of 2021.
Members will have a chance to discuss the presidential election, and receive an overview of key House and Senate races that could play pivotal roles in advancing our public policy agenda in the next Congress. Members will also hear from Forum staff about what the election results may mean for Foundations on the Hill 2021.
Paul Moon, Senior Program Manager at Grantmakers for Education shared insights about their 2020 Annual Conference, which included their approach, resources, and platforms that were used to provide an engaging virtual conference experience.
What a strange and important time we are living through. Many of our institutions and democratic practices are being challenged, damaged and in some cases reaffirmed and strengthened. How does this impact the context and culture in which philanthropy supports institutions and practice of democracy? What are Forum members doing to strengthen civic engagement?
Join us for a special conversation with Luz Vega-Marquis, who retired recently as the founding President and CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation after nearly 20 years in the position. The conversation coincides with the release of Luz’s new book Ask, Listen, Act: A New Model for Philanthropy. The book is a moving examination of poverty, its root causes, and how to end it through movement-building—from the perspective of a groundbreaking philanthropy executive.
We will be providing a space for Forum members to connect and learn from each other around hosting virtual conferences - what are PSOs learning about how we transition from in-person to virtual for our biggest event(s) of the year.
This is a test event to test reminder emails.
Alan Kwok from Northern California Grantmakers and Kendall Clawson from Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington will share on-the-ground updates of what’s happening in their respective regions; how you and your members can help, in the short term and longer term; the discussions going on right now with their members and others about how these disasters connect to climate change, and a few other issues. Speaking of climate change, Jeff Wise from the Health and Environmental Funders Network will share some updates on HEFN’s Climate, Health, and Equity work. Also, he lives in Seattle and can speak from his own personal experience.