Getting internal organizational culture and practice right is not a nice-to-have extra — it’s a prerequisite for being an effective funder and organization. Yet, foundations often prioritize strategy development and assume that culture will take care of itself. In this webinar, we will tell the story of how a new foundation – Headwaters Foundation in Missoula, Montana – set out to build a strong, healthy, and resilient culture that could fully support the work it needed to do.
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Foundations ultimately want to improve the lives of individuals living and working in their footprint, but they may not always know how. There is value in asking and listening to community members’ ideas, solutions, and what they believe they need to improve their quality of life. Community engagement enhances foundations’ ability to work with the people they strive to help, while uncovering new or hidden voices to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of foundation investments.
Join us for a conversation with consultants Dawn Franks, president of Your Philanthropy, and Yvonne Moore, principal advisor of Moore Philanthropy, to discuss how to work effectively with family foundations and high-net worth individuals to support their philanthropy efforts. Every family, individual, and foundation is different.
Join us for a conversation with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Director of Knowledge Development Olga Tarasov and Vice President Mae Hong to discuss how The Philanthropy Framework provides a process for analyzing how a philanthropic organization makes decisions, interacts with others and the broader society, and utilizes its capabilities and resources, as well as the role of time horizon in the context of these components.
Save the date for United Philanthropy Forum's 2020 Conference in Seattle Washington!
This funder learning and strategy session will maintain momentum on a range of topics of interest to NEFN participants and deepen learning from place and peers. It will focus on the challenges to and opportunities for building more healthy, vibrant and equitable communities, using Newport and the larger region as a portal for learning.
Grassroots Grantmakers’ On The Ground is different from many traditional conferences. On The Ground is a learning-exchange conference that takes place in neighborhoods and is co-led by residents and grantmakers.
The Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C) will host a one-day Climate Solutions Summit in San Francisco, California this June.
Confluence’s Advisors Forum convenes investment professionals—Confluence members and colleagues—to think collaboratively about how to scale the industry.
This discussion will focus on strategies to engage and build partnerships with the business sector around the 2020 Census. Presenters will share resources, approaches to census engagement, and insights into how to mitigate potential barriers, with a focus on Get Out the Count.
Join Ethan Frey of Ford Foundation, Nick Chedli Carter of 2020 Vision Ventures, and Julie Fernandes of Rockefeller Family Fund for a discussion of relational organizing practice and power building strategy. They will discuss their own trajectories in funding movement work, where they see opportunities to achieve scale and impact in 2019 and 2020, how they understand the powerful potential of relational organizing, and share immediate opportunities to get more involved.
This report discusses how the zip code among other factors play a major role in the safety and development of the youth within America. Depending on the area a child is more likely to experience community violence by living in a neighborhood with diminished economic opportunities compared to a more affluent one.
Through a mix of session formats, speakers from inside and outside our sector, structured networking, and informal discussions with peers, participants will explore ways to design and implement evaluation and learning approaches that generate stronger information, decisions and performance.
PEAK Grantmaking is pleased to offer several workshop opportunities related to its Principles for Peak Grantmaking initiative to its PSO partners.
Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.
Topics in the latest update include the Supreme Court case on the 2020 census and the proposed citizenship question, new guidance from Treasury on Opportunity Zones, and IRS reform legislation.
Many in our sector are talking about big ideas such as equity and inclusion, narrowing the power gap in our sector, being authentically engaged in our communities, listening and learning from our partners, and living our values in our practice.
Forum Policy Alert is a time-sensitive notification for United Philanthropy Forum members covering breaking public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. The topic of this alert is the Supreme Court oral argument regarding adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Media Impact Funders has been researching trends, challenges and opportunities for global media funding.
With more than 30,000 new private foundations established in the U.S. in the past 20 years, it is vital that early-stage grantmakers learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before them so they can avoid common mistakes and position their grantmaking organizations for success.
Join Council of Michigan Foundations on October 6-8 in Traverse city for their 47th annual conference.