Food for Thought: Preparing for the Post Election World

Thursday, October 29, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm EDT
Virtual Meeting - Register by 10/28
Members of PNY & Partner Orgs: 
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The 2016 presidential election was followed by an outpouring of emotions.  The unexpected result revealed how unprepared we were to hold space for our colleagues and grantees or respond to the challenges of a new administration that would quickly pursue policies that conflicted with many foundation strategies and values. With the next presidential election less than a month away, we find ourselves living through chaotic times.  Our President has repeatedly threatened not to accept election results and has suggested that there may not be a peaceful transition of power.  Regardless of the immediate or longer term outcome this election, many are expecting anger, unrest and social division in the days and weeks that follow. 

As we approach the election, now is the time to examine your role, your sphere of influence, and the capacity you have to prepare yourself and those you work with for the inevitable emotional upheaval.  

Join us for a special Food for Thought brown bag discussion to explore how you can build both internal and external practices to support staff, grantees and yourself.

This program is a Food for Thought conversation hosted by the Committee for Equitable and Inclusive Philanthropy for PNY members to discuss “equity” as a tool to buttress their philanthropic practice and as a lens through which to understand current events. Rather than follow a set agenda, the conversation will be a forum for members to engage in informal, interactive discussion exploring issues of equity and inclusion by analyzing and discussing recent articles, research, editorials, and other media.

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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  Program

Registration is required by October 28th. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program. 

Members: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($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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