How did we do?
The economic crisis of the past several years offered a supreme challenge to philanthropy and especially to those grantmakers who saw the needs of their grantees rising at the same time that their resources—and in some cases, their staffing—faced cuts.
Did we do enough? Could we have done more? What were some model responses to the crisis? Where did we fall short?
Come prepared with your assessments, your breakthroughs, your past comparisons, and your lessons learned. Come prepared to challenge the conventional thinking.
A provocative discussion on philanthropy’s response when Americans needed us as they seldom have before.
Public philanthropic partnerships are not new. Such partnerships have been active at the local level—and in some states—for many years. What’s different now is the growth of these partnerships at the federal level. Through the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the advancement of the Social Innovation Fund, we have added a new dimension to how we work together.
Is this a one-time partnership or an enduring change in the relationship between philanthropy and government? Who leads? Who collaborates? What are the areas of and conditions for partnership? How do we evaluate progress?
Join philanthropic leaders and officials from the federal, state, and local government as we consider what’s worked, what’s current, and where we go from here.