Philanthropic practice does not exist in a vacuum. Great funding strategies require the input and partnership of communities and grantees, all the while recognizing how power gets in the way of building trust and healthy relationships.
What practices have been proven to move the needle on the most complex community strategies? A newly released report confirms long-held beliefs about the key practices that produce positive outcomes:
Designing for equity; maintaining transparency with grantees and the communities they serve and listening to grantees to strengthen capacity - practices that we know matter, and all require an acknowledgment of the power that is at the heart of relationships between funders and grantees.
Join us as we explore ways that honing these practices in your grantmaking portfolio can elevate impact and help you to achieve outcomes. Hear the compelling evidence behind these practices and the ways that funders have learned to use these tools in support of large-scale impact initiatives. Participants should come prepared for self-reflection and cooperative learning exercises!
- The significance of incorporating equity into the initial design of an initiative
- The benefits of transparency and accountability in cross-sector collaborations
- Community engagement principles that elevate the voices of those with lived experience
- Balancing systems change life cycles and traditional grant terms
- Importance of taking a long-term approach with grantees over time
- Betsy Dubovsky, Executive Director, The Staten Island Foundation
- Demetric Duckett, Associate Director, Capital Innovation, Living Cities
- Amoretta Morris, Director, National Community Strategies, Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Lauren A. Smith (Moderator), Co-CEO, FSG
All interested funders.
2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM Program
Registration is required by October 3rd.
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