In September, 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed in federal conservatorship, jeopardizing $47 M of charitable giving in our region. Recognizing the dire consequences that this situation and the broader economic downturn would have on the social profits serving our community, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers acted.
Resources from a pre-conference session at the 2019 Forum Annual Conference 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.
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.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives from The Giving Practice and Southern California Grantmakers who discussed the release of the long-awaited PSO Field Guide that provides stories of victory and defeat and details on the equipment necessary for successful partnerships and collaborations among PSOs and partners.