Members Want to Know: How Are the Policy Fellows Doing?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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As Philanthropy New York embarks on the second year of its Public Policy Fellowship program, we have been delighted by members’ deep interest in this long-term initiative.  We get lots of questions, such as:

  • What types of projects are the Public Policy Fellows working on?
  • Can the Fellows work on special projects that support member interests?
  • What products will come out of the Fellowship program?

This program is an opportunity for any Philanthropy New York member, but especially those representing organizations that contributed to the Fund for 2025, to ask their own questions about what the Public Policy Fellowship is accomplishing and what the Fellows themselves are learning.

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The PNY Public Policy Fellowship program identifies early-career professionals (we are targeting young people who are just coming out of graduate school with some, but not a lot of professional experience) who will benefit from learning about and networking within the philanthropic sector. It is designed to increase our organizational capacity in government relations and issue-based organizing, but it is meant primarily to support Philanthropy New York's commitment to growing diverse leadership in the philanthropic community.  

Our inaugural Public Policy Fellow, Stephanie Chrispin, now has more than a year of learning and activities under her belt, and our second Fellow, Shiza Pasha started her two-year tenure in August.  In addition to supporting the work of the Public Policy and Communications department of Philanthropy New York, with a special focus on issue-based working groups, these Fellows are also developing a special new project called PhiLEXICON – a new resource for the philanthropic sector that will live on long after the Fellowship program.

Please join us for a discussion with the Fellows to learn how this program is serving the needs of the Philanthropy New York community.

  • The objectives of the Fellowship program and how they intersect with the needs of members
  • The roles our Fellows play and the projects they are working on


Designed for:

All interested funders.


2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in

3:00 - 5:00 PM Program

Registration is required by October 25th.

Members:  To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.

Non-Member Funders:  Create an account or log in above and click the Register Now link.

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