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
Strategic time horizons are increasingly becoming the subject of thoughtful discussions within philanthropic organizations, causing a shift away from in-perpetuity models as the default approach… Read More
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
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
In light of COVID-19, all attendees have been directly contacted and offered an abbreviated virtual program or to register for our October west coast retreat in California or to review other options with staff. A rescheduled date for this east coast retreat will be announced in late May. Additional support opportunities were also sent to attendees, on behalf of our… Read More
The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation defines resiliency as the capacity of an organization to respond effectively to change, to adapt successfully to new and unforeseen conditions and circumstances – and to seize opportunity. The Foundation commissioned Monitor Institute to conduct a comprehensive literature review. In 2015, the Monitor team developed a rich bibliography of publications relevant to resiliency, including specific sources related to each of the resiliency factors used in the Guide… Read More
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