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Rini Banerjee Welcomed as New President of The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

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The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation is pleased to announce that Rini Banerjee will join the Foundation as its fourth president and first woman to lead the foundation. Banerjee’s appointment concludes an extensive nationwide search that began last...
04 Dec 2018

Seeding Power: Leadership for Justice-Based Movements in Food and Farming

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Over the past two decades, food has emerged as a central strategy and focus of nonprofits worldwide concerned with environmentalism and climate change, public health and hunger, community and economic development, human rights, and racial and social...
22 May 2018

Tipping Points: Philanthropy's Role in Changing the Narrative of Power

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
The country is embroiled in heated conversations destined to change the fabric of this country, whether the starting point is race, immigration, climate change, or sexual harassment. While separate and distinct, these discussions converge most...

Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Among Funders Backing Environmental Leaders from Diverse Backgrounds

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Philanthropy and environmentalism are generally very white spaces, and efforts to diversify the movement have been characterized by one influential report as “lackluster.” But there is a set of foundations and nonprofits aware of just how important...
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01 Feb 2018

Flexing Your Shareholder Muscle: How Foundations Can Amplify Impact with Strategic Shareholder Engagement

Thursday, February 1, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Impact investing is a hot topic in philanthropy these days. Foundations of all sizes are taking a careful look at how to mobilize beyond grantmaking’s 5 percent mandatory distribution requirement and aim for greater impact by activating the 95...
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