Grantee Executive Transitions – When and How to Engage as Funders

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 -
8:45am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Foundations give grants to organizations. But let’s be real:  leadership matters.

So what happens when the leadership at a grantee institution transitions? Change at the top is big and often scary for a grantee. Knowing how and what to support can be confusing for a foundation, especially since it must also protect its mission-based interests by making good bets. But it doesn’t have to be.

Join us for this discussion about how foundations can engage in healthy partnerships with grantees and what this means when their leaders leave.  Come hear the perspectives of a grantee and funder who are making this transition together, and learn about trends in how the nonprofit sector overall is experiencing different transition patterns that have implications for your work as funders.


•  Trends in executive transition in the nonprofit sector – and the critical need for funders to step in differently now

•  Tips on what to look for and when and how to engage as funders in grantee executive transitions

This program is "Partially Open."


•  Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy

•  Kavitha Mediratta, Programme Executive, The Atlantic Philanthropies

•  Elizabeth Sak, Executive Director, The Cricket Island Foundation

•  Lauren Zane, Senior Program Officer, Tiger Foundation