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27 Sep 2016

Healing from and Preventing Conflict: The Unique Power of the Arts

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
For some nations, war - current or past - defines them. For others, conflict occurs in pockets, affecting people and groups unequally. The effects of conflict on social cohesion create divides that threaten the health of families, communities, and...
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14 Sep 2016

Advancing Racial Equity: the Opportunity for Philanthropy

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
As a nation, we espouse values of equality and justice, and yet, racial inequities currently exist across all indicators for success, including in education, criminal justice, jobs, housing, public infrastructure and health, regardless of intent or...
27 Jul 2016

Beyond the Feel Good Factor: The Corporate and Philanthropic Benefits of Building a Skills-Based Volunteer Program

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Most companies know volunteerism is one tool to help elevate employee engagement and bring about positive change in the community. Skills-based volunteerism, in particular, offers a unique opportunity for corporations to harness and hone the...
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13 Jul 2016

Tools for Tackling Implicit Bias and Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm
We are in a moment where racial consciousness is high and discussions of racial justice are arguably more common than ever. Yet the mind sciences show us that there are a critical set of unconscious perceptions driving choices and responses in ways...
12 Jul 2016

Using Advocacy to Support Mission: What Your Foundation Can and Can’t Do, Can and Can’t Fund

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know about the ins-and-outs — and what's licit and what's not — about using or funding advocacy to further your foundation’s work.
10 Jun 2016

Leadership Matters: A Breakfast Conversation with Philip Li

Friday, June 10, 2016 -
8:45am to 10:30am
Leadership — we are all trying to bottle that secret sauce, the right mix of basic ingredients spiced up in individual formulas. Articles are written every day distilling its critical elements. With accomplished, confident leaders at the helm,...
08 Jun 2016

Beyond Reporting: How Data Can Build A Better Future

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Your grantees work tirelessly to address tough social issues and data science can help them do even more. While many organizations use data to report on past activity, it can actually help build a better future. It enables organizations to expand...
08 Jun 2016

Legal Series: Fiscal Sponsorships - Best Practices and Common Pitfalls

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Fiscal sponsorship has evolved as an effective and efficient mode of starting new nonprofits, seeding social movements, and delivering public services. Fiscal sponsorship has become a popular, widespread and a reputable vehicle for a flexible and...
18 May 2016

Can Failure Be a Success?: Dissecting the Rikers Social Impact Bond Experiment

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
At their core, social impact bonds are about learning from and scaling what works, and discontinuing what doesn’t. With the recent discontinuation of the social impact bond experiment supporting the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) program at Rikers...

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