- Governance in the Twenty-First Century - A Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
Philanthropy New York; 320 East 43rd Street; NYC 10017
Members of PNY & Partner Orgs: 
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Foundation executives and those who lead grantmaking strategy and practice are invited to attend a lunch conversation about alternative governance structures in the 21st century.

One of the most critical factors in any non-profit’s success is its governance. Boards impact our partners’ strategic direction, leadership selection, staff time allocation, and financial security. Philanthropic organizations thus have a vested interest in their grantees’ governance structures.

Please join foundation executive directors and senior program officers for a candid and confidential discussion of how we can best support our partner organizations in building and enhancing their board structure. This roundtable will briefly explore the evolution of the current system of non-profit governance, from its roots in the early twentieth century, and move quickly to consider if this current model is best equipped to help our partners tackle very twentieth-first century problems. This will be a highly generative and interactive exchange.

  • Themes we see across partner organizations, from the strategic to the logistic (e.g., the challenge of finding a diverse group of volunteers with the time and skill-set necessary for board service)
  • Our own governance experience and expertise, to begin to develop a knowledge bank and resource network
  • If “Governance in the Twenty-First Century” is a topic that merits further exploration (e.g.,. a reading group, guest speaker series, etc.)


Designed for

All interested funders who are decision-makers in their foundations; one representative per organization. Space is limited; first come, first served.


11:45 AM - 12:00 PM   Check-in
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  Program (lunch provided)

Registration is required by March 25th.

One person per organization:

PNY Members: To register yourself or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.

Guests of Co-Sponsors: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by whom you were invited. ($150 fee) 

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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