-- POSTPONED -- Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zone: Unexpected Gains Through Creative Funding Practices

Thursday, June 7, 2012 -
8:45am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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In a recent Forbes article, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, chair of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and president of her family’s foundation, underscored the importance of philanthropic innovations.  “We need to become much more open, collaborative and tolerant of thoughtful risk taking,” she says.
Come learn how funders have taken innovative measures without losing sight of their mission. While many are reluctant to stray far beyond their grantmaking guidelines, some have discovered that creative approaches can lead to unexpected gains for a wider audience. 
As we will learn from several funders, a willingness to support socially responsible initiatives—which often seem tangentially related to their primary areas of focus—can generate results that benefit multiple grantee populations.  Join us in a conversation with funders who have weathered the challenges of stepping outside their comfort zone as they share their experiences.


  • How the investment of funding dollars allocated to serve one population can be utilized to benefit others.
  • The key points to consider when stepping beyond one’s comfort zone to include new populations.
  • The best ways to increase impact with limited funds.
A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing co-sponsored by American Express, Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, and ASPCA.



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