Board Chair Peer Network: Leading in Complex Systems

Philanthropy often seeks to change systems that are complex and intersectional. While no one funder can address all of pieces of the system, identifying the right approach for any organization can be a complex process in and of itself.

Board chairs are responsible for leading their organizations and families through these processes, balancing internal and external dynamics. Jason Franklin will anchor this discussion by bringing forth case studies that explore some of the key questions that boards face when seeking to impact systemic change:

  • Do you understand the issue? What have you left to learn?
  • How will you engage? What is needed of you?
  • Are you dreaming big enough? Are you listening to others?
  • How long will you keep at it? When will you push?
  • Who can you bring along? Who shares your passion?

The final 30 minutes of each board chair peer network call will be open peer space for connection, regardless of the topic.

For this interactive meeting, we encourage attendees to join with webcams on. To help foster candid discussions, peer network events are not recorded. If you are unable to attend this event, but are interested in being a part of the Board Chair Peer Network, sign up here

Featured Speakers

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Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner

Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner (Liz) is President of the Board of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, a family foundation…

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Dr. Jason Franklin

Dr. Jason Franklin is the Founder & Principal of Ktisis Capital through which serves as a…

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Katherine Osborne Valdez

Since 1999, Katherine Osborne Valdez has played an active role in The Powell Foundation governance—either as…

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