Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Since 2013, Building Community Philanthropy (BCP) has engaged board and staff from 25 community foundations, United Ways and identity funds across Washington State in a twice-yearly learning community. From an initial focus on captacity building, community engagement and addressing intergenerational poverty, participants have added deep dives into advocacy and DEI. Multi-day gatherings mix speakers, time for team planning and reflection and user-generated content through peer-learning stations and dilemma exercises. The resulting trusted relationships have led to greater collaboration within the cohort and with new partners in their community.
Blue Shield of California Foundation
We worked in close partnership with the foundation to name and live their core values, explore what a more "upstream" strategy could look like and shape an organizational culture to support the new path forward.
Christopher Family Foundation
We partnered with Christopher Family Foundation to assess governance and program areas and offer models that would continue to engage the foundation's board, family and community while honoring the founders' intent and the desire for multi-generational participation.
Group Health Foundation
We worked closely with the Group Health Foundation board during its inception to help them develop core values and norms that define the foundation’s commitment to equity. We continue to work closely with the foundation as they grow and live into their equity agreements.
Meyer Memorial Trust
We engaged with Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT)’s board and senior staff in a deep exploration of strategy, values, and defining impact. At the time, MMT was shifting its focus to the lens of equity as a core tenant of its work. Our team facilitated several retreats and planning sessions, developed a strategy narrative to document the new strategic direction, and continued to work with the staff through implementation.
Names Family Foundation
We worked together to articulate and make actionable the donor intent of the founders, while also capturing the needs and interest of the third and fourth generations as they prepared to launch a strategic planning process.
Early day-long gatherings of Community Partner grantees in California and Washington helped Satterberg better understand the impact of its investment in these philanthropic intermediaries while also engaging those doing the work on the ground in co-designing future cohorts. Satterberg's adventures in trust-based philanthropy meant more storytelling and site visits, and less spreadsheets, with TGP able to offer additional support in capturing qualitative metrics.
We provided executive coaching for a Midwest foundation executive to lead and navigate an organizational shift in strategy. The coaching sessions focused on exploration of leadership skills to advance a learning agenda, working with a team across the foundation and leaning into challenges that came up in real time using reflective practice insights.