Past Events

12 Sep 2014

The Power of Arts and Culture as a Crossover Grantmaking Approach

Friday, September 12, 2014 -
8:45am to 11:00am
When many funders think about arts and culture grantmaking, they put it in a separate box. While promoting the arts and revitalizing culture are important ends in themselves, what would happen if we invested more in arts and cultural approaches to...
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22 Jul 2014

The Rollback on Reproductive Rights and Justice

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -
8:45am to 11:00am
The opposition to reproductive rights in this country employs many different tactics that target a variety of communities, from the criminalization of pregnant women, to promoting myths like Asian American women are giving birth to more boys than...
17 Jul 2014

Pulitzer Winner Barton Gellman on Philanthropy’s Role in Better Balancing Competing Demands on Civil Liberties and National Security

Thursday, July 17, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
In the wake of 9/11, government actions have led to an ongoing national debate about how to strike the right balance between civil liberties and national security in the U.S. From the swift enactment of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and creation of...
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15 Jul 2014

Art, Technology and Intellectual Property: How Funders Can Help Artists and Arts Institutions Navigate this Changing Landscape

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
The digital age has transformed the way we produce and consume culture. For artists and arts institutions, new and changing technologies have given them the means to reach new and wider audiences, but also they bring new challenges as art,...
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10 Jul 2014

Funder Briefing on the Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, July 10, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
After 20 months of supporting and working closely with community-based organizations in neighborhoods most heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy, North Star Fund published: "From The Edge Of Disaster: How Activists and Insiders Can Use the Lessons of...
09 Jul 2014

Foundation Administrators Network Meeting: Managing Urgency in a 24/7 Work Environment

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 -
3:15pm to 5:00pm
The Foundation Administrators Network (FAN) brings together HR and operations professionals to share knowledge and resources, to test complex ideas with peers about administrative issues related to managing a foundation, and to strengthen...
25 Jun 2014

The Future of Finance: Shifting Power and Wealth from Wall Street to Main Street

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
The financialization of our economy is a driving force behind growing inequality in our country, and precipitated the financial crash of 2007. The financial downturn led to the worst recession since the Great Depression, leaving working families...
18 Jun 2014

Executive Assistants Network: Effective Communication Strategies

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 -
8:45am to 10:30am
Communication is fundamental to our day-to-day work, notably in our interactions with team members, supervisors, and in liaising with other departments. This meeting’s discussion will help identify some of the key attributes to developing good...
18 Jun 2014

Social Impact Exchange: 2014 Annual Conference on Scaling Impact

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, June 19, 2014 (All day)
At the fifth Annual Social Impact Exchange Conference, funders, advisors and leaders gather to share knowledge, learn about co-funding opportunities and develop a community to help scale top initiatives and build the field.


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