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April 2020

April 10, 2020 – WEBINAR: Leadership in Crisis: Insights for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Leaders

April 10, 2020,2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What does good leadership in crisis look like? In this time of unprecedented challenge related to COVID-19, what can we learn from the great leaders of the past? This free webinar is designed to explore these questions with a particular focus on the challenges facing those in philanthropy and nonprofits. Nancy F. Koehn is the author of Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times and a business historian at Harvard Business School, where she is the…

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April 23, 2020: WEBINAR: Listening and Learning from Nonprofit Partners During Disasters

April 23, 2020,2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

More than 600 philanthropic organizations have committed to listening to their partners—especially to those communities least heard—and lifting up those voices to inform and influence their decision-making. At the same time, these organization recognize that the best solutions to the manifold crises caused by COVID-19 are not found within foundations alone. Many funders want to know how to best support their nonprofit partners during this time without adding extra burdens to organizations who are facing the brunt of COVID-19. Effective…

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December 2020

December 16, 2020: Global Funders: Have You Made a Plan to Listen?

December 16, 2020,2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Tune in for a conversation with Argidius about everything they’ve learned from grantee feedback this year. With the end of the year fast approaching, many funders are asking themselves: how do we change and adapt our work in 2021 so we can most effectively support our grantees during this uniquely challenging time? Join Charlotte Brugman, manager of assessment and advisory services at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), and Nicholas Coloff, executive director of Argidius, for a discussion about listening…

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January 2021

January 12, 2021: Foundations Respond to Crisis

January 12, 2021,2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

In early spring last year, as the coronavirus pandemic worsened, foundations in the U.S. began to respond by shifting resources and practices. Some funders, nonprofits, and others in the field called for fundamental changes in how funders approach their work — including upping the provision of long-term, flexible funding, shifting the funder–grantee power dynamic, placing greater trust in nonprofits, and increasing foundation payout. The pandemic has exacerbated long-standing structural inequities — especially in Black, Latino, Native American, low-income and working-class…

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July 2021

July 20, 2021: Persevering through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits

July 20, 2021,2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join us for an interactive discussion of findings from a new resource from CEP on the state of nonprofits. About this event Over the past 15 months, many nonprofit organizations grappled with the devastating impacts of multiple compounding crises and the pandemic’s disruption to their work within their communities. As the sense of crisis wanes in the U.S., where do nonprofits stand today? Findings from a new survey conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) show that U.S. nonprofits…

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March 2022

March 22, 2022: OVERLOOKED: Foundation Support of AAPI & Native Communities Sorely Lacking

March 22,2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join us for a discussion of CEP's findings on the lack of foundation support for AAPI and Native American nonprofit leaders and communities. About this event Recent years have seen increased attention from philanthropic leaders to questions about race, systemic racism, and systemic inequities. This increased attention was heightened by the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing inequities and the national protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by police. Since early 2020, some foundations have…

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June 2022

June 16, 2022: Rebuilding Trust in Nonprofits and Philanthropy

June 16,2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join CEP and the Council on Foundations for a discussion about rebuilding trust in nonprofits and philanthropy. About this event Recent data and research from sources such as the Edelman Trust Barometer suggest declining trust in nonprofits and philanthropy in the United States. Fraying trust in institutions, perceptions that nonprofits and philanthropy are politicized, intensifying critiques of philanthropy as a “ruse” or self-promotion, increasing societal polarization, and well-publicized scandals all may play a part. How does declining trust in institutions…

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July 2022

July 14, 2022: Much Alarm, Less Action: Foundations & Climate Change

July 14,2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

What are nonprofits and foundation leaders doing to address climate change, in their mission-related work and in their investment practices? How pressing of a problem is climate change from the perspective of foundation and nonprofit leaders, and how do they think climate change will affect their work? Moreover, how are leaders of organizations that do not focus on climate change thinking about this issue, and to what extent are these leaders currently addressing — or open to addressing — climate…

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