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Opportunity Zones, Impact Investing and Loan Guarantees: What is the Role for PSOs?

Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of Mission Investors Exchange, Philanthropy Northwest, and Locus Impact Investing who discussed about the importance of opportunity zones, impact investing and loan guarantee strategies. This session focused on the role of PSOs in ensuring that communities are prepared to ensure that investments are done through an equity lens. 

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Time-Limited Philanthropy: What the Research Tells Us About This Growing Trend

Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of National Center for Family Philanthropy, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors who discussed research that helps develop a better understanding of time-limited philanthropy. Throughout this session, they shared examples of time-limited philanthropy and the strategies used by different foundations to wrap up their work.

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Rural Philanthropy: What Do We Need to Do to Support Rural Communities?

Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of Grantmakers in Aging, Philanthropy Northwest,  Southeastern Council of Foundations, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project at Campbell University who discussed disparities that rural philanthropy is experiencing from lack of attention and understanding from philanthropy.

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Think Tank: Equitable Evaluation Initiative

Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured Jara Dean-Coffey of Luminare Group and Equitable Evaluation Initiative who discussed what is happening with Equitable Evaluation and what can be done to continue to move toward implementing it into our work. This session highlighted strategies to implement, and encourage foundation members to make use of equitable evaluations. 

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Mid-Level Practitioners Workshop

Resources from a pre-conference workshop during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured Erin Gordon of Lizard Brain Solutions who discussed tips, tools and strategies for how to effectively facilitate in person meetings and conversations. This session was focused on polishing up your skills or building new ones that help with gathering your members to maintain vibrant learning communities and opportunities to increase philanthropy’s impact.

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CEO Summit

Resources from a pre-conference session that was moderated by The Giving Practice and featured Lucy Bernholz of Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society who discussed thinking about the future of their work and how leadership can or should change. A few PSO leaders shared challenges that they faced and solutions that discovered to combat that challenge, do deep-dives into understanding and discussing how PSOs can be effective partners to maximize impact.

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Communications Peer Community

Resources from the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH where attendees engaged in conversation about communications and following best practices. Attendees formed groups and discussed a series of questions to learn alternative ways of sharing information, best platforms to share news and more. Attendees collected best practices, tips and tricks for being more efficient and foraging new connections that will extend your network of PSO communications colleagues.

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Advancing Racial Equity in Philanthropy Workshop

Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that was facilitated by Change Elemental who led a two-part workshop on how to apply an equity framework to one's work in order to advance their awareness and understanding and strengthen engagement in equity-based approaches and practices. 

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Engaging in Effective Meeting Facilitation

Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured Erin Gordon of Lizard Brain Solutions who discussed the importance of being trained to be effective facilitators. This session provided tips, tools, and strategies for effective meeting facilitation that can help increase member engagement. 

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Innovation & Impact of Lean, Mean, Producing Machine PSOs

Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured Paul D. Daugherty of Philanthropy West Virginia who discussed the innovation and impact of teams of 5 or fewer staff within the philanthropic sector. In this session, attendees shared the highlights of their work, tools for membership growth & engagement, strategic partnerships, and the furthering advancement of REDI and policy impact. 

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