Calendar of Events

05 May 2016

School Integration in NYC (Part 1 of 2): New Research, Changing Perspectives

Thursday, May 5, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am

A study released in 2014 by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA found that New York State’s schools are the most segregated schools in the country, more segregated than they were a decade ago. Between 1989 and 2010, the percentage of schools in the New York City metropolitan region that are majority-minority (meaning the student body is more than 50% minority students) increased from fewer than 50% to two-thirds, and schools that are 90% to 100% minority increased by 70% over this same time period. Recent data shows that majority-minority schools also have a higher percentage of low-income students.

10 May 2016

Philanthropy New York's 37th Annual Meeting: Rethinking American Justice

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 -
1:30pm to 6:30pm

Philanthropy New York is proud to announce that our 37th Annual Meeting “Rethinking American Justice” will focus on the history and present application of justice in America – discussing what we call criminal and examining the kinds of reforms that could strengthen communities in New York City and across the nation. This half-day gathering of philanthropic leaders working across different programmatic areas will include inspirational stories and practical learning that all grantmakers can apply to their work.

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 Island Correctional Facility, now is the time to deeply consider the countless variables of this “pay for success” experiment, the potential of the funding model and the questions that remain to be answered.

25 May 2016

No More Fake Funder Budgets! Transforming Grantee Financial Review

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Many foundations ask nonprofits to share their annual operating budget as part of grant application and reporting processes. But here's the dirty little secret (perhaps not so secret) - the numbers often aren't real.

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 immediate response to a range of activities from arts to environmental activism to international aid.

16 Jun 2016

Will Philanthropy Join In The Fight To Vote?

Thursday, June 16, 2016 -
8:30am to 11:00am

In the midst of this year’s presidential election, understanding the right to vote – and exercising this right – is critical to the future of the country. This issue has been at the center of American politics since the beginning, from the Founders’ debates to today’s hot topics: gerrymandering, voter ID laws, restrictions on open polling schedules, voter roll purges, and the flood of money unleashed by post-Citizens United era.

22 Jun 2016

Social Impact Exchange: 2016 Conference on Scaling Impact

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:30am to Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:00pm

At the 2016 Conference on Scaling Impact, funders, advisors and leaders from across the social sector gather to share knowledge, learn about innovative co-funding opportunities and develop a community to help scale top initiatives and build the field.

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.

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