The Art of Knowledge-in-Action: Building Your Reflective Practice as a Funder

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036
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Experienced funders often say that grantmaking is both an art and a science. To be effective, philanthropy practitioners must continually build their technical skills and content expertise but how do funders keep getting better at the ‘art’ side? For example, creating a collaborative learning environment, maintaining connections during disagreements about direction, or that hardy perennial, navigating power dynamics. This is where reflective practices can help.

Reflective practices are the methods that help you observe what is happening during challenging situations, make new sense of what you see, and adjust your approach to get to better outcomes. They support your own growth and your ability to contribute to transformative work.

Join us to learn practices that can help you navigate professional challenges more effectively and create opportunity for creative problem solving.  Jan and Yvonne will bring frameworks and tools discovered by philanthropy practitioners to “test drive” against your own challenges and opportunities for better outcomes.

  • Reflective practices as an intuitive and rigorous way to learn from yourself and others in order to navigate important challenges in your work
  • How to build three practices that will help you and others observe with greater clarity, make sense of what you observe, and adjust your approach based on what you learn


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Registration is required by October 22nd. 
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