Past Events

12 May 2021

State of Health Town Hall

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
If the COVID-19 pandemic was a stress test on the New York and the nation’s healthcare and public health infrastructure, the past year would reveal both strengths (our frontline workforce) and deep-rooted racialized disparities and inequities across...
06 May 2021

Could a Flourishing Small Business Ecosystem Be the Key to a More Equitable and Just Recovery?

Thursday, May 6, 2021 -
9:00am to 10:30am
Despite the critical role small businesses play in wealth creation, job creation, and the vibrancy of our communities, small business owners of color face institutional and systematic barriers in accessing capital, customers, and services,...
04 May 2021

What's the Role for International Grantmakers in Decolonizing Philanthropy?

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
What is meant when we talk about decolonizing philanthropy? Why is this idea gaining traction? What can it look like? What does it mean for international philanthropy? While this can be a complex and multifaceted issue, this discussion will lift up...
29 Apr 2021

The OST Workforce: Moving Forward Beyond the Age of COVID

Thursday, April 29, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
As funders consider re-entry for vulnerable youth workers, there is an opportunity to consider how to strengthen and fortify the OST workforce--including rebuilding a field that offers family sustaining wages and viable career pathways.
28 Apr 2021

Telling A New Coming of Age Story – A Workshop on Narrative Change

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Regardless of your funding area (youth, homelessness, education, immigration, etc.), narratives play a crucial role In advancing systems change. Some narratives, steeped in racial and social inequity, impede our work, perpetuating false choices in...
27 Apr 2021

One Year Later: People-of-Color Led Nonprofits and the Pandemic

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
This March, we mark the one year anniversary of the shutdown in New York City and other parts of the country. Over the past year, nonprofits led by people of color have been at the frontlines of the pandemic, providing vital services, advocating for...
27 Apr 2021

How Philanthropy Can Help Avoid A Tsunami of Evictions

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
One year into the pandemic, many renters find themselves unable to pay the rent that will be due once the New York state eviction moratorium expires on May 1st. A recent report estimates that New York City renters owe more than $1 billion in unpaid...
22 Apr 2021

Look Under The Hood and Demand More - Investing With a Racial Equity Lens

Thursday, April 22, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Addressing race equity and justice in philanthropy can – and must – take many forms, from our grantmaking portfolios, to our application and reporting requirements, to how we evaluate ourselves and our grantees. The manner in which our endowments...
15 Apr 2021

What Are Nonprofit Capacity Building Needs in the Post-COVID Era?

Thursday, April 15, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Three contributors to the COVID Response and Impact Fund—UJA Federation, Robin Hood Foundation, and The New York Community Trust—came together in June to develop a comprehensive package of capacity-building assistance for their collective nonprofit...
06 Apr 2021

Secure Your Own Mask Before Assisting Others and Other Wellness Practices for Life

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected employees well beyond the initial crisis. Employers have a unique ability and responsibility to address the mental health and well-being of their workers, which is a true organization-wide effort...
26 Mar 2021

Applied Financial Analysis for Program Officers: A Three-Part Series

Friday, March 26, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
In this three-part series , we will explore what it takes for a nonprofit to thrive over the long-term, how to use financial analysis as a tool to identify resilience (or lack thereof), and what grantmakers can do to support...
18 Mar 2021

Embracing Alternative Leadership Structures in Nonprofit Executive Transitions

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
As anticipated leadership transitions continue to accelerate in the nonprofit sector, groups are looking internally at who leads and how to make leadership more equitable, effective, and impactful. Rather than replace a single executive director or...
10 Dec 2020

Uncovering Dyslexia, NYC’s Literacy Crisis and its Effects Across Systems

Thursday, December 10, 2020 -
9:00am to 10:30am
Education, particularly literacy, should unlock opportunities. Instead, most literacy programs used in American schools leave more than half the students struggling to read. It perpetuates the loss of human potential. The picture in New York City,...
03 Dec 2020

Fund for Public Schools Briefing

Thursday, December 3, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
As the non-profit partner to the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) since 1982, the Fund for Public Schools has secured investment from foundations, businesses, and individuals, raising more than $532 million for the City's...
01 Dec 2020

On BIPOC Leadership Transitions – It Takes a Village

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
For years, leading up to our latest election, data has shown the power Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are having in creating change across the country. And yet, there is still a stagnant representation of people of color in nonprofit...

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