Leaning Into Cohorts: Creating Spaces to Transform Our Sector

Leaning Into Cohorts: Creating Spaces to Transform Our Sector

Three women at our Building Community Philanthropy cohort meeting talking to eachother over food and drink.
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We believe in the power of peer learning. This year, we are leaning into spaces where our network can learn from one another, and cohorts are a great chance for us to do just that. Cohorts are unique structured opportunities for our partners to connect, deepen their relationships, advance and accelerate their learning, maximize new opportunities and tackle tough challenges. They are vehicles for personal, interpersonal and organizational transformations in philanthropy.

These collective spaces support our members' skills and capabilities to shift their practices and policies to eliminate racial disparities within their institutions and collective efforts. This is not only in support of our philanthropic partners directly, but also in service of our long-term vision of equity and racial justice for all communities.

We are pleased to offer several cohort opportunities in 2024 covering a wide range of topics. Whether you are a rural funder looking for a space to connect with your peers or a senior leader searching for professional development – we have a cohort space for you.

Take a look at our offerings below and secure your spot by registering today.

Navigating CourageTM: Senior Leaders Cohort 

Senior leaders in foundations play a critical role. They are responsible for leading teams and initiatives and managing upward to influence decision-making with the CEO and other leaders.  This cohort is designed to be a space for these individuals to step into their personal leadership and drive impact in their spheres of influence. We are excited to partner with Dr. Robin Martin to bring you The Navigating CourageTM masterclass.   

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Rooted Leadership BIPOC Cohort  

The Rooted Leadership Cohort is a five-session program built for Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color (BIPOC), philanthropic leaders to engage in leadership development and explore topics of solidarity, self-care and community care. This cohort provides a nurturing environment that acknowledges and tends to the unique challenges, experiences and perspectives of BIPOC professionals in the philanthropic sector.  

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Together in Divided Times: Rural Funders Cohort 

So many communities experience both connectedness but also increasing polarization. This has its own dynamics in smaller, rural communities where people often have a very private ethos yet know each other very well and have traditionally shouldered many community tasks together.  Now, many rural places are experiencing divisions that show up across ideologies, perspectives, race, gender and ethnicity. The tension can break down public processes, and disrupt the work of schools, public agencies, nonprofits and philanthropic funders. This cohort supports rural funders who are trying to make sense of divided times, and to find a productive and sustainable footing to continue their work in the communities they love.  

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