Non-family Staff Peer Network: Racial Equity Discussions with Board and Staff

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Jennifer Langton, Chantelle Fisher-Borne

Join the your peers and special guests Jennifer Langton and Chantelle Fisher-Borne for a continued space to share about racial equity within your foundations. Jennifer will share from her own experiences of learning and change at the Tzedek Social Justice Fund, a foundation which “redistributes money, resources, and power to support systems change and community healing in Asheville, North Carolina.” Chantelle leads Out in… Read More

Moving Toward Equitable Funding Practices Findings from Research on Community Foundation Practices

Posted on October 6, 2021 by Lori Bartczak

Community foundations can play a powerful role in connecting high-net-worth donors with local organizations working to advance community needs—especially organizations led by people of color. Connecting donors to organizations that are providing leadership and meeting critical needs in the community is one way community foundations can help donors ensure their giving is having local impact and can help strengthen the… Read More

Meetings Matter: How to Plan Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable Meetings

Posted on September 27, 2021 by Janice Simsohn Shaw

Why do family foundation board meetings matter? And when should you have them? This guide outlines why it’s important to have productive meetings, reasons you should have a meeting, and how to plan and facilitate great meetings. Author Janice Simsohn Shaw shares tips for running a smooth meeting, including considering the purpose, outcomes, process, and people involved.  … Read More

Board Chair Peer Network: Navigating and Leading through Family Conflict and Disagreement

Posted on September 24, 2021 by Rebecca Trobe

How do you prepare to lead a tough meeting with your family? Join Dr. Rebecca Trobe for an interactive session of peer connections and learning together. Dr. Trobe works at the intersection of money and meaning, family, and leadership. She will join us to help address and explore how to effectively navigate and utilize your leadership before, during, and after… Read More

Non-family Staff Peer Network: Racial Equity Discussions with Board and Staff

Posted on September 22, 2021 by Nicole Kyauk

Join your peers and special guest Nicole Kyauk for a continued space to share about racial equity internally. Nicole Kyauk will share her experiences discussing equity with donors and families as a philanthropic advisor to help kick off the call. Discuss how to approach tough conversations and how to bridge the gap that oftentimes exists between donors, board, and staff… Read More