Home » Events » Being the Change: 12 Ways Foundations Are Transforming Themselves to Transform Their Impact

Being the Change: 12 Ways Foundations Are Transforming Themselves to Transform Their Impact

Date:
November 14th, 2018
Time:
8:30AM to 11:00AM
Location:
Philanthropy Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA or watch live from your computer!
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Philanthropic trends
Base fee:
$0

As foundations adopt new approaches for creating social change, they must also adapt their internal practices. To achieve meaningful impact at scale, many foundations are aiming to influence the actions and investments of the public and private sectors, as well as address the complex and deeply entrenched conditions that hold social problems in place. To do so, foundations are not only offering grant funding, but are also expanding how they apply their assets, knowledge, skills, networks, and people in new ways. There is a wealth of information on how to adapt strategies to create impact at scale and to change systems; however, less has been written about what internal practices are needed to make this happen.

FSG interviewed 114 practitioners representing 50 funders and 8 philanthropic services organizations that have gone through or advised internal transformation yielding surprising commonalities. Colleagues agreed that new practices are needed in the areas of staffing philosophy, structure and design, skill development, and supportive culture. By experimenting with these practices, foundations hope to foster connectivity, vibrancy, and deep engagement both internally (across all people and parts of their organization) and externally (with grantees, community members, and other partners), ultimately opening up new avenues for impact.

Join us to:

  • Learn about how peer foundations are rethinking their goals for creating social change, and the role that the foundation and its staff members play in achieving those goals
  • Hear examples of peer foundations who have transformed staff size, structures, skill development and cultures to support their strategies
  • Interact with and explore these ideas with your colleagues and peers

Presented by: 

  • Lauren Smith, Co-CEO, FSG

Panelists:

This program will be live broadcast. If you cannot attend in person, you can register to take part via Zoom video conferencing. Simply register as usual through the Philanthropy MA website, and then send an email to info@philanthropyma.org to request remote access information.

 

 

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Philanthropy MA Policy

Refunds: When an event or program requires payment, payment is required in advance unless alternative arrangements have been made with an Philanthropy MA staff member. If payment has not been received and/or arrangements have not been made three or more business days before the event date, Philanthropy MA reserves the right to cancel your unpaid reservation. Philanthropy MA does not provide refunds, but a credit good for one year may be issued for future events if notice of nonattendance is received three or more business days prior to the event. If you need to cancel your event registration, please email AGM staff at info@agmconnect.org.

Media: Photographs and/or video may be taken at this event to support Philanthropy Massachusetts's efforts to educate and inform the community on the role of philanthropy, in marketing materials, on our website and through social media. If you prefer your image not to be used please notify us at the event. Thank you.

133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606 | Fax: 617.426.2849
© 2018 Philanthropy Massachusetts