Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The results are in and this year's program was a success with 98% of respondents rating the conference as excellent or good.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
It was great to see you all in Baltimore! We hope you were able to takeaway new ideas to implement at your organization, be inspired by our speakers, and meet a lot of new faces. Over the past few weeks, we have added resources from several sessions that you'll want to check out.
10 Questions or Less is a feature through which we get to know regional association staff members a little better—their work, what drives them, and more. This week we talk with Dwayne Marshall, Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Southeastern Council of Foundations.
Guest post by Gail Pinkham, Director of Communications, Associated Grant Makers.
This year marks a very special anniversary for two of Forum Staff members. Mary O’Neill, Interim Director, and Val Rozansky, Director of Knowledge Services, have been serving regional associations of grantmakers at the Forum for 10 years.
We encourage everyone attending and those following along from their desks to use #ForumCon15 for any of your social media posts on Twitter or Facebook.
Here are the great reads that grabbed our attention this month!
Arizona Grantmakers Forum Board of Directors has named Laurie Liles as the next President and CEO of Arizona Grantmakers Forum.
On May 31, an op-ed appeared in the New York Times, Who Will Watch the Charities?, from David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, calling for more oversight of the philanthropic sector and presents four ideas for reform. The Forum and Philanthropy New York, along with others in the field, have submitted responses over the past couple of days.
The gist of the product teams approach is recognizing that great technology is essential to delivering our programs and creating the impact we want to have in the world. Each key technology system is treated as a "product" and managed by a team comprised of both technology people and "domain experts" who bring in-the-trenches programmatic and business process knowledge. Most importantly, though, products are resourced and managed on a permanent, ongoing basis, not as one-time, "big-bang" initiatives.