14 Results for “strategic lifespan peer network” in Events

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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Formulating Grantmaking Strategies with a Spend Down Mindset

July 11, 2022 | Misty Avila, Gwyneth Tripp
Once the decision has been made to spend down, foundation leaders must determine how their grantmaking efforts will need to change. How do you curate your programs and support and engage grantees during this spend down process? How does your impact or portfolio shift? Join Misty Avila, chief impact officer at the James B. McClatchy Foundation, and Gwyneth Tripp, director Read More
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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Investing with an End in Sight

Planning to spend down is financially complex. It can be tough for board and staff to predict the financial future of the work. How do you plan for the funding needed for staffing, operations, and multi-year investments? While planning, how can you best make decisions to maximize the financial and social impact of your dollars? Join Emilie Cortes, trustee of Read More
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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Spending Up, Committing to Increased Assets for Increased Impact

March 29, 2022 | Colleen O’Keefe, Pat Sauer
How are you thinking about your foundation’s assets, the challenges and inequities in our world, and supporting timely problems? In 2021, the Sauer Foundation shared, “the assets of the foundation would increase from $28 million to $100 million, and that amount would be invested in the community over the next 10 years.” This foundation’s gift to spend up and make Read More
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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network Retreat

Learn with your peers from foundations who are considering or who have decided to spend down. This retreat will feature inspirational conversations, field-building and peer connections, case studies, and learning with a peer on the final stages of spending down. The sessions included will be: A Conversation about the Changing Field with Marcus Walton, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, interviewed by Read More
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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Participatory Grantmaking

July 14, 2021 | Ibrahima Thiam, Lynda Mansson
How can we shift power and engage others in our decision-making process? How can we listen more effectively and support collaboration in our grantmaking? Join this important conversation with MAVA Foundation Director General Lynda Mansson and Ibrahima Thiam, executive director of Wetlands International Africa and a MAVA partner. They will be discuss how MAVA, a spend down foundation, has embraced Read More
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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Using Systems to Achieve Sustainable Success

April 28, 2021 | Brian Collier, David Peter Stroh
Why do social systems resist our best intentions to improve their performance? How can you use systems thinking to achieve sustainable system-wide impact by taking both the short and long term consequences of your decisions into account? Join field expert David Peter Stroh for a conversation with Brian Collier, Executive Vice President of the Foundation for the Carolinas. Brian has Read More
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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: A Conversation with the Hazen Foundation

January 25, 2021 | Cristina Jiménez, Lori Bezahler
Join President Lori Bezahler and Board Chair Cristina Jiménez from the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, a private foundation established in 1925 that is committed to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class. Learn from the board and staff of this spend down foundation committed to equity and Read More
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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Learning from the Pascale Sykes Foundation

September 9, 2020 | Frances P. Sykes
The Pascale Sykes Foundation is in the process of spending its assets by 2022 or 2023. President Frances Sykes will discuss their spend down decision and answer questions about this experience. Get to know Frances and the Pascale Sykes Foundation through this real-life example and family member perspective. As a reminder, our Peer Network events are not recorded. Come ready to Read More
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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Discussions with Boards and Senior Staff—A Dialogue with David La Piana

June 2, 2020 | David La Piana
Consultants are often brought to the table to help board and staff make critical decisions and to lend expertise as external voices in the process. Consultant David La Piana has worked with many spend down foundations about their own strategic decisions within the organization. Join David to hear experiences of foundations across the field and to learn about working closely Read More
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Strategic Lifespan Peer Network: Learning from The John Merck Fund

The John Merck Fund decided to spend all of its assets by 2022 in order to make the greatest possible impact on the areas they support. Olivia H. Farr, a third generation trustee, will discuss their spend down decision and answer questions about this experience. Get to know Olivia and The John Merck Fund through this real-life example of a Read More