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We all strive to provide informative, thought-provoking, engaging and well-attended programming that also provides an opportunity for participants to make connections with their peers. But this is easier said than done. This session will explore three case studies from your PSO colleagues, who will share not only successes and lessons learned but also their challenges and failures.
Sample communications from philanthropy-serving organizations with members about how they can better engage with the organization and get the most out of their membership.
Forum members engaged in a listserve discussion about remote employee stipends being distributed within their respective organizations for using their personal computer for organizational matters.
Community foundations are beginning to deepen and shift how they work, adopting an anchor mission that seeks to fully deploy all resources to build community wealth. Moving into territory relatively uncharted for community foundations, they are taking up impact investing and economic development — some in advanced ways, others with small steps. This report offers an overview of how 30 representative community foundations — including The Seattle Foundation, the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation — are working toward adopting this new anchor mission.
Come Home Awards Concepts for Implementation from Philanthropy West Virginia.
A collection of sample financial policy guidelines for reserve funds and investments from philanthropy-serving organizations.
A collection of sample member recruitment letters and other tools.
Against a backdrop of the “shrinking space” for civil society, philanthropy associations and networks play an increasingly important role in helping their members address societal issues that are complex and publicly and politically sensitive. This session will explore current challenges and lessons by reflecting on experience, based on case studies in Europe and the United States related to philanthropy's role in tackling issues arising from terrorism and migration/immigration.