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Power dynamics can really get in the way when you are trying to build a healthy, strong organization. If family foundations and their grantee partners don’t see eye to eye, or if junior members of the family pose challenges to their board leaders or elders, the back-and-forth struggle isn’t just uncomfortable; it can undermine the organizational stability and compromise impact. But there are practical, effective solutions for this struggle. In this session featuring Dr. Miki Kashtan, Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration, participants will learn both concrete tools and out-of-the-box solutions for bridging power differences and collaborating more effectively. Miki will be joined by Cindy Mercer, co-founder of the Planet Heritage Foundation, who will share her own experiences with collaboration and power differences in philanthropy.

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Miki Kashtan

Dr. Miki Kashtan, Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration, has successfully coached families,…

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What others have said...

“Shared values are not enough. If we want our core values to be lived out in our organizations, we need decision‐making systems and resource-allocation systems that embody those values. Those are the kind of insights and practical applications that this workshop provides. I dream about placing what I have learned from Miki in the hands of every leader, so they can be nourished by the vision and the radically new tools that I have learned from her.”

Cindy Mercer, Planet Heritage Foundation

I thought Mikki and Cindy gave a thoughtful and refreshing framework for thinking about collaboration in a new way, as well as some practical connection to their model.

Anonymous

The speakers have given me the tools to start a dialogue with other board members and also with our grantees that positive changes can occur, even when there is conflict, as long as all parties feel valued and heard. We need to constantly ask each other questions.

Anonymous

The speakers have given me the tools to start a dialogue with other board members and also with our grantees that positive changes can occur, even when there is conflict, as long as all parties feel valued and heard. We need to constantly ask each other questions and not assume that just because we all share the same cause that we should all agree on the same solution. Thank you NCFP for providing yet another outstanding webinar!

MJ Ippolito Alvarado, board member Ippolito Charitable Foundation

Truly found the webinar useful today!!   Great perspective shared and lessons, behaviors, mindsets to consider implementing – right away – in a multitude of situations and environments.

Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Executive Director, Siragusa Foundation

It actually exceeded my expectations with  Dr. Kashtan’s fleshing out of the PowerPoint presentation points, and showing them in action through the live talking through of case situations.   AND Ms. Mercer further elucidating and demonstrating.

Anonymous

It exceeded my expectations in that I was expecting more of a traditional approach to collaboration. The presentation focus on a higher level of thinking about collaboration across power lines.

Anonymous

Miki was amazing!  Lots of solid content, plus inspiration.

Anonymous

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