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February 2023 |

Aviva Stampfer is the grants and program director at Washington Women’s Foundation (WaWF), where she leads their grantmaking and educational work. She began working with WaWF in 2017 and, after several years with the organization, she saw a significant change in their philanthropy and realized...

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October 26, 2021 to October 28, 2021
(All day)

The Central America Donors Forum (CADF) is the premier networking and learning space to advance philanthropy and development efforts in Central America. Each year, the Forum brings together hundreds of leaders...

2021 Central America Donors Forum Conference
July 29, 2021
12:30pm to 2:00pm

The state of Washington is home to over 943,000 immigrants and receives the 8th most refugees of any U.S. state. The state’s immigrant communities - particularly undocumented immigrants -were especially vulnerable to the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet they were...

February 2020 | The Giving Practice

A vivid memory from my first program officer job: I found myself feeling like a fraud.

I had the technical knowledge to do the work. I had the right intellectual training and had developed “chops” working in the trenches of an innovative public-private housing venture. Nonetheless, I was...

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January 2020 | The Giving Practice

You can do one of these exercises or all of them. Either way, each time ask yourself “What am I aware of now that I was not aware of before?” Write that down. “What might I do differently next time I’m in that situation?” Write that down.

1.   Pay attention not only to what happened but...

February 2019 | The Giving Practice

Looking for a more participatory way to get advice on dilemmas at work? This practice takes conversations around the “water cooler” to their next level. Read about a technique for getting and sharing advice that can be a game changer for everyone involved.

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February 2019 | The Giving Practice

What happens when you reach an impasse in dialogues? Sometimes words are an "aide-de-camp" to sustain attention to what’s hard to talk about with others. Read about the use of images, metaphors, stories and poems in philanthropy.


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