At the conclusion of Knight Foundation’s Media Learning Seminar, join the Council on Foundation for a small, closed session discussion with community foundation leaders to hear reactions, fresh perspectives, and thought-leadership following an opinion piece on more disruptions for the community foundation business model.
Centered on an opinion piece written by Kevin Murphy, President, Berks County Community Foundation during his 2016 tenure as Foundation Leader in Residence at the Council on Foundations, this interactive group discussion will focus on the rationale of asset growth, disruptions to the community foundation business model, and how changes in the local financial services field may force some fundamental changes on community foundations.
Providing outside perpsectives and ensuring an immersive group dialogue, our panelists come from a spectrum of philanthropic and industry experiences:
- Kevin Murphy, President, Berks County Community Foundation
- Betsy Constantine, Vice President, Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo
- Lilly Weinberg, Community Foundations Program Director, Knight Foundation
- Juan Martinez, VP/Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Knight Foundation
- Trabian Shorters, CEO BMe Community
Moderated by the Council's Director of Community Philanthropy, Brad Ward, this session will identify the changes community foundations are facing and explore ways to navigate disruption. The panel and attendees will consider questions such as whether or not asset growth is an imperative for community foundations and what role do donor advised funds play in community foundation growth and sustainability. A new narrative is possible around growth and remaining influential in community philanthropy, and this session will unpack the possibilities.