Philanthropy New York has launched several collaborative projects and initiatives to help grantmakers:
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Networking, in its simplest form, is learning from your peers and listening to their experienced voices. Through working groups, networks, committees, one-on-one connections, and sector initiatives, Philanthropy New York provides the time and space for relationships within the philanthropic community to grow.
Annette Ensley and Shelly Harper (Nathan Cummings Foundation) and Jason McGill (Philanthropy New York, and formerly at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity) shared their knowledge and experience in developing internship programs at a Foundation Administrator's Network meeting.
Philanthropy New York manages and supports several professional peer networks around role and interest and issue-based working groups around funding areas.
A Philanthropy New York International Grantmakers Network program.
The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy has released a monograph on placed-based initiatives.
The Communication’s Network announced that Sean Gibbons will be their new executive director starting on June 3.
The Open Society Foundations have chosen to support youth-focused initiatives in an integrated way across its network rather than through a separate program, and as a result the Open Society Youth Initiative is now closed.
Barnard College has received $800,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a major new academic initiative: Barnard Teaches: Real Place + Digital Access.
Hispanics in Philanthropy launched new crowdfunding initiative to further empower Latino communities.
On April 14, funders across various sectors and issues convened to explore the next steps in the expansion of Community Schools in New York City.
The Education Funders Research Initiative (EdFunders) is a project of Philanthropy New York supported by 16 funding organizations that have pursued a diverse array of education reform strategies.
The New York Community Trust as named Rachel D. Pardoe as their new Program Officer.