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Moving Affinity Groups to Policy Work

April 22, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Webinar

Based on interviews with members of regional association affinity groups, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers has created a self-assessment tool and planning checklist to help affinity groups engaging in policy work determine how well they’re set up for success. During this webinar, Mark Sedway from The Giving Practice will review the tools and we'll hear from members of regional associations that are engaging affinity group policy work.

Learning About Leadership in Role: A Professional Development Workshop

October 24, 2014,
9:30am to 1:30pm
PDT
Seattle

While we know philanthropic work is infinitely interesting, it also poses infinitely interesting challenges. Whether it's completing a complex grant negotiation, making a convincing case for a new program direction, managing a floundering project, questioning a strategic choice, or sustaining collaboration among foundations and partners, we all face dilemmas of leadership in role.

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Discover Your Role

What roles are most important to your work? How do you construct them and bring your unique talents to the role? How do you manage your personal challenges in the role? Borrow a few techniques from fellow practitioners described in this brief.

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