The goal of the Alaska Funders Group is to share information about critical issues and opportunities and to build relationships that inspire collaboration and change in Alaska. We'll be featuring a discussion led by Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Events and Opportunities to Engage
Join your corporate philanthropy peers for a discussion on The ROI of CSR: Where to begin?, a joint meeting hosted by ACCP and Philanthropy Northwest. In order for a CSR program to align with and support a company’s core business strategy, the CSR team must be aligned and integrated with key functions with profit, loss, and cost control responsibilities. In some companies that is already happening; in others, the process has not yet begun.
You’ll hear Steve Rochlin, Co-CEO of IO Sustainability and lead author of Project ROI, discuss the potential ROI that CSR can deliver and what you should be doing to future proof your CR programs. (Hint: one of the first steps is to work internally with other departments to build integration.) You’ll also hear from a panel of CSR executives that are working with other departments on CSR and gain insight from their hits and misses.
The Collective Impact Forum, a field-building partnership between FSG and the Aspen Institute, invites you to attend the 2016 Collective Impact Funder Convening. The third annual three-day funder meeting will attract approximately 300 leaders from private foundations, community foundations, United Ways, government agencies, and corporate foundations from around the country. The funder convening, which sold out each of the past two years, will provide opportunities for learning and peer exchange with other funders who are catalyzing change through collective impact. Philanthropy Northwest members have been offered a $50 registration discount.
Are you among community partners currently involved in a collective impact initiative and want to deepen your understanding of this approach to collaboration? Or maybe you are not yet working on collective impact, but you want to learn more about the keys to building and sustaining momentum with cross-sector partnerships? If so, you are invited to the Collective Impact Forum’s Collective Impact Community Partners Half-Day Meeting, one of several gatherings at the 2016 Collective Impact Convening. Take advantage of joint discussions with experienced backbone leaders and funders from around the country who will attend distinct but aligned meetings in Seattle.
Building partnerships with cross border grantees and international groups in our local communities pose an infinite variety of cultural differences that affect our communication, understanding of context, strategies, expectations and evaluations. How do our own values, beliefs, assumptions, biases and practices as global donors intersect with those of another culture?
Participants will walk away with a framework to apply to their individual organizations and a deeper understanding of the role cultural competence plays in fostering trusting, transparent and respectful relationships with grantees.
We are thrilled that Philanthropy Northwest's 2016 Annual Conference, celebrating 40 years of learning and working together "Under One Sky," will meet in Missoula, Montana!