Philanthropy 101: So You're Working for a Foundation... Power and Your New Community

Friday, October 11, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017
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This PNY members-only program is a part of our five-module Philanthropy 101 from our PNY Core Curriculum

To register for the Philanthropy 101 Series you must register on the Philanthropy 101: Speaking the Same Language page. You will be automatically registered for the remaining modules once you register. Below are the links to the other modules:

So you are working for a foundation. 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 this module, 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. This is a cohort-based program. The five modules will build on each other, and participants are expected to commit to attending all five


8:30 - 9:00 AM Check-in 

9:00 - 11:00 AM Program

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and go to the Philanthropy 101: Speaking the Same Language page. (no fee)

Please email with any questions.

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.