Power Play - Slay the Elephant in the Room!

Thursday, September 17, 2015 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NY NY
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A reprise of improv comedy to examine professional relationships.

Do power dynamics get in the way of your ability to work effectively with grantees and other stakeholders? Have you experienced situations that you wish you could have done something differently to defuse the grantee-grantor power dynamic?

Join our dynamic presenters for some serious fun as they help us navigate the difficult situations we all face in our careers, where we'll examine what so often happens when we bring funders and nonprofits together in a grantmaking relationship. If you feel power is present in your work with nonprofits and you're comfortable with this program format - where you can watch or participate – leap in! There will be wine.

  • Factors that affect power
  • How to deepen our self-awareness as grantmakers about the power dynamics that come into play with grantees
  • Tools to mitigate our sense of power as Grantmakers


Designed for 

Funders who are comfortable observing or participating in improv comedy, and the irreverence that often comes with it, to identify ways of becoming more effective grantmakers. 


2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Check-in

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Program

Registration is required by September 15th.

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

Guests of Organizers: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org ($150 fee)

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.