Philanthropy 101 - Module 5: So You're Working for a Foundation... Power & Your New Community

Friday, February 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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This PNY members-only program is Part 5 of our five-module Philanthropy 101 from our PNY Core Curriculum:

So you are working for a foundation. While Parts 1 through 4 of this series provided an overview of the history of philanthropy, a foundation's leadership and governance, a high-level overview of grantmaking at foundations, and the philanthropic topics of the century, this fifth module helps you to explore the various roles within philanthropy. People are drawn to the field of philanthropy to make a difference. While philanthropic organizations may have a broader commitment to strategy, many individuals may lack an explicit strategy for effectiveness, without an awareness of ambiguous situations, unusual dynamics and the challenges they may encounter that require a sense of personal strategy.

Intended Outcomes

Upon completing Module 5, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the role(s) they play in their new organization
  • Examine their role(s), professional relationships and power dynamics
  • Describe the broader philanthropic infrastructure
  • Explain peer networking as part of the work


Designed for

Anyone who has joined the philanthropic sector within the last 12-18 months; open to the entire range of disciplines with the field, e.g., Assistant to the President, Program Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Human Services Director, Trustee, among others. The pilot is a cohort-based program. The five modules will build on each other, and participants are expected to commit to attending all five


8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in 

9:00 - 11:00 AM Program

11:00 - 11:30 AM Celebratory Brunch

Registration is required by February 9th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

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