Over the last few years, Philanthropy New York's Leadership Transitions Funders Group has engaged a group of NYC-based funders to learn from grantee partners and funder colleagues about the opportunities and challenges funders face when supporting nonprofits during leadership transitions. As the sheer number of leadership transitions continues to climb, so does the magnitude of complexity, impact, and risk of those transitions for organizations and the movements/fields they operate within.
With an eye toward the future and what this community could be in the longer-term, we hope to create a space for funders to come together to learn and collaborate, where possible, to better support nonprofits going through leadership transitions and to more broadly address transition patterns or moments as they arise within the movements/fields we support.
Join us for the fourth and last session of the Leadership Transitions Funders Group's Community of Practice approach and be a part of the next phase of this work to build on our learning to create a time-bounded community of practice for leadership transitions. As philanthropy continues to examine its own practices and behaviors across the board, the Leadership Transitions Funders Group is excited to offer leadership transitions as a lens to philanthropy's shift towards sharing and/or building power with its nonprofit partners.
What will we do together?
- Identify and commit to a time-bounded community of practice over the next year
- Learn how to support leadership transitions before, during, and after the transition to allow for nonprofit sustainability over time
- Commit to sharing and lifting up lessons and experiences in supporting leadership transitions - before, during, and after
- Double-down on our commitment to collaborative action, which we will identify in our inaugural meeting
- Support each other as we go through this work in real time:
- Provide peer support to funders helping nonprofit partners in current transitions
- Peer sharing of lessons learned, including what has or hasn't worked in the past to inform approaches to present, real-time challenges
- Create a safe, honest, and compassionate community of critical friends who can provide accountability and help us meet the needs of our nonprofit partners
- Find joy and meaning in our work
Who should attend?
All interested funders in grantmaking roles. What to expect: roundtable and breakout discussions.
How do I sign up?
Members: Please log in and click the Register Now link above (no fee).
Non-Members: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ($150 fee)
Registration is required by March 15th.
Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to each session.
Please email email@example.com with questions or for further information on this program or on eligibility.
What else should I know?
This session is the last one in this Community of Practice series. Discussions will build on previously discussed topics and build a space for peers to share processes, lessons learned, and plans for engaging in this work together.