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Does Business Know Best?

Forefront
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Join Forefront for a spirited debate between two social sector leaders about the value of for-profit thinking in nonprofit spaces.

Phil Buchanan is President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) and author of Giving Done RightDorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago and former partner at Crowe Horwath, will join Phil for a friendly yet contentious dialogue about the premise of his book: that the discussion of giving and the nonprofit sector needs to be reclaimed from the ‘business-knows-best’ crew.

Does the discussion need to be reclaimed? Or do we ignore the lessons of for-profit business at our peril? Hear Phil’s and Dorri’s perspectives and add your voice to the conversation. Attendees will also receive a copy of Buchanan’s book.

The event is at capacity.

A Funder Conversation with Phil Buchanan – Norwalk

Faifield County’s Community Foundation
Norwalk, CT

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (9:00am to 10:30am EST)

Join the Fairfield County Funders Network for a conversation with Phil Buchanan about the power and perils of philanthropy. This program is open to staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations as well as philanthropic advisors.

When philanthropy is both under increasing pressure and scrutiny and perhaps more crucial than ever in a moment of political upheaval and uncertainty, Phil explores a number of questions about philanthropic practice:

  • How should foundations and donors approach giving?
  • What does it take to be effective and earn the trust of those who donors seek to help?
  • How can donors mitigate the power dynamics between them and those they fund?
  • How is giving like or unlike investing?
  • Should nonprofits be encouraged to act “like business?”

These are among the questions we’ll explore in this session with Phil Buchanan, author of the newly released book, Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count. Called a “must-read for those who really want to make a difference” by Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, Giving Done Right is, in the words of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation president and CEO Richard Ober, “grounded in data, animated by real stories well told, and provocative in ways that shed more light than heat.”

The first 25 registrants will receive a free copy of Giving Done Right (one book per organization).

Breakfast will be provided.

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A Funder Conversation with Phil Buchanan – Hartford

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Hartford, CT

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (12:30pm to 2:00pm EST)

Join the Greater Hartford Funder Network for a conversation with Phil Buchanan about the power and perils of philanthropy. The conversation will be moderated by Elysa Gordon from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and is open to staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations as well as philanthropic advisors.

When philanthropy is both under increasing pressure and scrutiny and perhaps more crucial than ever in a moment of political upheaval and uncertainty, Phil explores a number of questions about philanthropic practice:

  • How should foundations and donors approach giving?
  • What does it take to be effective and earn the trust of those who donors seek to help?
  • How can donors mitigate the power dynamics between them and those they fund?
  • How is giving like or unlike investing?
  • Should nonprofits be encouraged to act “like business?”

These are among the questions we’ll explore in this session with Phil Buchanan, author of the newly released book, Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count. Called a “must-read for those who really want to make a difference” by Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, Giving Done Right is, in the words of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation president and CEO Richard Ober, “grounded in data, animated by real stories well told, and provocative in ways that shed more light than heat.”

The first 25 registrants will receive a free copy of Giving Done Right (one book per organization).

Lunch will be provided.

Register Here

CNJG’S 2019 Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon

APA Hotel Woodbridge
Iselin, NJ

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ cordially invites you to join staff and trustees representing grantmaking organizations across the state for a signature event for New Jersey’s philanthropic community.

This year, the theme “Challenging Power Dynamics to Build Strong Partnerships” will focus on how philanthropy can forge more transparent, trusting, and dynamic relationships with nonprofits and communities. The keynote will challenge us to consider how philanthropy can move away from long embedded power structures and traditional practices, to models and arrangements that support lasting, equitable impact. Our theme is rooted in the belief that stronger partnerships build a stronger New Jersey.

In a moment of political instability, frustration over inequality, and increased critique of philanthropy, how should grantmakers respond? What is the role of philanthropy in a democratic society and how can donors best make progress on pressing challenges? How should funders best work with nonprofits in pursuit of common goals? Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy  and author of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, will explore these and related questions in his keynote address, entitled “Giving Done Right: The Challenge and Opportunity.”

Together, the social sector has the power, resources, and know-how to respond to our communities’ urgent and long-term needs. Join us for this year’s critical conversation on breaking power dynamics, taking on new roles, and building strong partnerships, for more effective giving.

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Meet-the-Donors: Alternative Giving Vehicles

Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Boston, MA

Monday, December 16, 2019

Join Philanthropy Massachusetts as they go beyond traditional grantmaking and help participants learn about a variety of giving modalities such as donor collaboratives, giving circles, and donor advised funds! This session will be moderated by Center for Effective Philanthropy’s Vice President of Programming & External Affairs, Grace Chiang Nicolette.

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