In April, the Council on Foundations and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are kicking off a new webinar series on issues affecting philanthropy at a national level. Titled Leading Forward: Innovations in Philanthropy, the webinars will focus on three topics that are contributing to the changing landscape of philanthropy, and presenting new opportunities for the field to take a leadership role:
- The Practices and Opportunities of Big Data in Philanthropy – April 3, 2014
- Blurred Lines and New Approaches to Working with Business, Nonprofits, and Government – May 29, 2014
- Approaches to Place-Based Philanthropy – September 25, 2014
This collaboration is a continuation of the 2012 series highlighting Organizational Effectiveness.
April 3, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm ET
'Big Data' is a hot topic in philanthropy. But what does it actually represent, and how can foundations be most effective in using this data to help inform and advance their work? The first installment of our Leading Forward webinar series will highlight different ways foundations are using Big Data, and how Big Data is being used more broadly to provide insights into the state of the philanthropic field.
Moderator: Lucy Bernholz, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Digital Civil Society Lab) and Visiting Scholar, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Speakers: Larry McGill, Vice President for Research, Foundation Center
Paul Tarini, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
August 7, 2014, 2:30-4:00pm ET
As communities are being asked to address growing social challenges with diminishing resources, the field of philanthropy is placing increasing emphasis on collaboration with businesses, nonprofits, and government in its work for the common good. The webinar will examine the dynamic role of philanthropy as a convener, catalyst, collaborator, and partner across a wide and diverse range of issue and interests.
September 25, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm ET
Communities across the country are experiencing rapid demographic shifts, and foundations that use place-based giving strategies must adapt their grantmaking to recognize these changes. Join us in a discussion about the multiple ways foundations define place-based philanthropy, its potential challenges and advantages, and the various approaches to this work.
Moderator: Ericka Plater-Turner, Senior Director of Member Experience, Diversity and Inclusion, The Council on Foundations
Speakers: Sheri Brady, Senior Associate for Strategic Partnerships, The Aspen Institute
Lori Fuller, Director, Evaluation and Learning, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust