What Role Can Philanthropy Play in Restoring Civility to Our Society? - 2012 Spring Colloquium

Friday, June 15, 2012 -
10:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Every other year, the Council brings together recognized thought leaders from both the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors for a conversation exploring topics of critical interest to the future of the social sector. The 2012 Spring Colloquium will explore the extraordinary loss of civility in our society, what does it mean for the social sector and what role can we play in restoring it.
In schools and health centers, town halls, church grounds, and Congress we are losing the ability to negotiate, to compromise, to work and live together. Regardless of the focus of your work – education, health, environment, redevelopment, workforce or something else – the push to take sides, to draw lines in the sand, to create “wedge issues” is spreading like a cancer on our society.
In its wake we see our ability to have a positive impact undermined. Students can’t learn if they are fearful of bullying; neighborhoods can’t come together to rebuild if leaders won’t get along; charities doing good work can’t raise what they need if they are pitted against one another. And Congress, polarized as never before, becomes paralyzed at a time when we can least afford it.
Join your grantmaking colleagues to attend a live video feed from the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers 2012 Spring Colloquium. Bring your brownbag lunch and learn how the loss of civility in our society impacts the work we do.


  • What the lack of civility means for the social sector.
  • The role foundations and nonprofits can play to stem the sickness
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program presented by Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.



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