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Avoiding Avoidance: Addressing and managing conflict

Avoiding Avoidance: Addressing and managing conflict

Event details

Thursday, November 13, 2014
9:00am to 10:30am PST

About this event

The National Center on Philanthropy is hosting a webinar on November 13.  

Conflict is neither inherently good nor bad. Conflict will always occur in an organization that's growing, evolving, and changing. What makes it good or bad or a positive or negative experience is how it's managed. In this webinar, we’ll explore typical situations where families might find themselves falling into the avoidance trap, along with useful strategies for ‘avoiding avoidance’ and other related tips and tools for managing family conflict.

Who should attend: Family foundation boards, staff, and advisors who are seeking to find strategies for managing - rather than avoiding - conflict.

Featured speakers

  • Elaine Gast Fawcett is a philanthropy writer and content strategist who has been telling people's stories since fifth grade, when she crafted her first class newsletter. For the past 15 years, she has worked to strengthen the philanthropic sector by helping grantmakers share the stories, tools and practices that move their mission forward. Elaine has interviewed 1000+ philanthropists, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders, and published a number of books, toolkits, articles and reports for foundations, nonprofits and grantmaker associations (including NCFP).
  • Bobbi Hapgood is the founder of Philanthropic Ventures, a consulting firm specializing in family foundations and nonprofit development. Prior to starting Philanthropic Ventures, she spent eight years as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, a regional association of over 100 local, regional, and national grantmaking foundations. Bobbi has also worked as program director, development director, and media consultant to several nonprofit organizations, including Rachel's Network, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Voices & Choices of the Central Carolinas and the Center for Child & Family Health. Bobbi has also served or is serving as board member and advisory to other foundations and nonprofits, including over 24 years as a trustee of The Educational Foundation of America where she currently serves as Vice President and Chair of the Environmental Grant Committee. She also serves as an Advisory Board member for Environmental Defense Fund and an Advisory Council member of Playmakers Repertory Company.
  • Lisa Parker brings 25 years of experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management to serve philanthropic families raising the next generation of savvy givers. For 14 years she has been President and Executive Director of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation, leading the Foundation’s initiative to seed the youth giving movement and creating youth philanthropy programs for the family’s fourth generation. She launched San Francisco based Family Circle Advisors to help other families create meaningful giving experiences that engage and inspire each generation. Lisa serves as advisor and board member to numerous organizations building and expanding the philanthropic sector, including the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy and Northern California Grantmakers. She has written and spoken extensively on raising The Generous GenerationTM, youth philanthropy, new models of giving and family philanthropy throughout California, the US and the UK.

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