Scholarship Funders Roundtable

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -
7:15am to 10:00am EST
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, NYC
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We have limited registration to 30 attendees to ensure a productive forum for roundtable discussion. Contact Kristen Ruff to be added to the waitlist.

There are grantmaking issues unique to funders of scholarships and of related grants, such as internships and educational fellowships. Responding to member interest, Philanthropy New York is convening scholarship funders for a roundtable conversation to learn about each other’s practice, share advice and resources on a range of programmatic and operational issues specific to this work, and engage in a conversation about funding strategy. In our role as a regional forum for philanthropic organizations, PNY supports meaningful knowledge-sharing among funders, and regularly brings funders together to share best practices and connect with colleagues around common interests.

Meeting Agenda

We will dedicate time at the beginning for guided networking so attendees can learn about the mission and scope of peer scholarships funders. The bulk of the meeting will be dedicated to facilitated roundtable conversation on strategic considerations.

  • What is the purpose of your grantmaking? What societal issue(s) are being addressed?
  • How do you define and evaluate success?
  • How do you articulate your goals and impact to various audiences?
  • What complimentary strategies do you engage in to advance the mission?
  • What are the strengths of your foundation and challenges you’re currently facing?

We will save time at the end to assess interest in meeting again and brainstorm topics for future gatherings.

Designed for

Funders who make scholarship grants as part of their grantmaking portfolio or who fund internships and/or educational fellowships.

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8:15-8:30 AM Check-in
8:30-10:00 AM Program