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April 7, 2021: ECCF’s annual Institute for Trustees (IFT)

April 7,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ECCF’s annual Institute for Trustees (IFT) brings hundreds of nonprofit leaders together each year for a full day of educational workshops led by experts in the sector. Now in its 12th year, the IFT is attended by more than 400 nonprofit executive directors and their board chairs and is known for its powerful education and networking opportunities.


Keynote Speaker | Phil Buchanan

“Leading for Nonprofit Impact Amid Unprecedented Challenge”

The work of nonprofits was uniquely challenging and difficult even before the crises of 2020. Now, many organizations face the twin challenges of increased demand and decreased revenue. How can they respond? How can nonprofit leaders navigate for impact? How can they be responsive to the massive disproportionate effects of COVID, the economic downturn, and structural racism on communities of color? How can they help shake funders out of the habit of providing restricted and short-term funding and get the support they need and deserve in this time of crisis? Phil Buchanan, author of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count and co-host of a new podcast, also called Giving Done Right, will answer these questions and outline key attributes required for nonprofits’ success. Drawing on extensive research from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, which he leads, as well as stories from his book, Phil will offer leaders both practical tips and inspiration.


April 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm