Past Events

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...
18 Nov 2020

In Conversation with Dr. Torian Easterling, First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
On September 24th, the Health Department appointed Dr. Torian Easterling as the First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Please join us for a moderated conversation with the...
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21 Oct 2020

A Peek into the Cloudy Crystal Ball Reality of Health and Human Service Budgets

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
A straightforward look at budget realities—on the federal, state, and local level—is a first step for philanthropy to develop a thoughtful, practical, and needed response, both as a sector and as individual foundations. Come hear from experts from...
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20 Oct 2020

Will New York Politicians Get to Pick Their Voters? Why Redistricting Matters

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Beyond a full, fair and equitable 2020 census count, redistricting is just as important to our democracy. Join us, along with the New York State Census Equity Fund, and an expert panel to discuss the challenges ahead, and consider opportunities for...
15 Oct 2020

Democracy in Crisis: Will Philanthropy Finally Wake Up?

Thursday, October 15, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Less than 2 percent of foundation dollars spent in the past decade have been dedicated to efforts to advance democracy reform. The indifference that this number reflects is astonishing, given the importance of a functioning democracy to almost...
14 Oct 2020

Navigating Difficult Dialogues Across Difference – A Workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Do you manage groups or need to facilitate conversations between stakeholders, whether it’d be grantees, board members, internal staff, community partners, or others? Do you sometimes struggle to align goals or find common ground when working within...
07 Oct 2020

Nevertheless, It Persists: Can Philanthropy Disrupt Sexism?

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Even in a year where we are seeing women of color in increasingly prominent roles, and essential workers -- who are disproportionately women -- have been widely lauded as “heroes,” we continue to witness the intersection of gender and race as...
01 Oct 2020

What Funders Need to Know to Support Grantees During and Post-COVID

Thursday, October 1, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Since the beginning of the COVID crisis, funders have been providing emergency financial support to their grantees to ensure their stability. As we move from response toward reimagining the future, we are beginning to recognize that the impact of...
30 Sep 2020

Preparation and Self-Management in Feedback Conversations - A Workshop

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Giving and receiving feedback is one of the most important leadership skills and also one of the most challenging. In this workshop, we will talk about how to create conversations that incorporate awareness of identity and difference along with...
24 Sep 2020

Beyond the Tools: Tips and Tricks for Facilitating Virtually

Thursday, September 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us as we share tips and tricks to facilitating successful (virtual) meetings. This is not a tutorial on the nuts and bolts of Zoom technology. Instead, we will explore how to get the most out of your virtual gatherings from preparing before the...
16 Sep 2020

Ray Madoff vs. Daniel Hemel: Should DAFs Be Reined In?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 -
9:00am to 10:15am
Some see the flexibility afforded by DAFs to be a boon to philanthropy. Others see a need for more regulatory oversight. Please join us for a debate between two leading thinkers in this area as they lead us in considering the question: Should DAFs...
18 Aug 2020

#PoliceFreeSchools Funders Briefing with the Schott Foundation

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join us for this timely funders briefing and learn how philanthropy can support education justice organizers in local campaigns to remove police from schools and dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
23 Jul 2020

On Balance: Increasing Payout and Living to Fund Another Day

Thursday, July 23, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
With so many urgent needs arising as a result of the pandemic and the growing economic instability of our nation, foundations are debating questions about whether or not legislation or voluntary increases in payout will meet the fierce urgency of...
22 Jul 2020

Collective Trauma of Systemic Racism and COVID-19 on Young People: What Supports Will They Need Upon Returning to School and Afterschool Programs?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Join us for a discussion regarding how funders can support a thoughtful return to school and afterschool programs in the midst of our current health crises.

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