This program at Philanthropy New York introduces the concept of community philanthropy: both as a form of, and force for, building local assets, capacities, and trust – ultimately, as a way to shift power closer to the ground so that local people have greater control over their own destiny, and impact is more sustainable. Speakers will include the principle author for a leadership series paper soon to be released on GrantCraft on community philanthropy, and members of the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy, a group of donors interested in exploring how they can support strategies that strengthen local ownership, invest in solutions that have long-term impacts, and build on assets and resources that already exist (or at least do everything in their power not to undermine them). Together, they’ll offer practical examples and advice on ways they've shared and shifted power by applying a community philanthropy "approach" or “lens” to their work.
Join us at Philanthropy New York for this brown bag lunch (bring your own!) to learn how donors can produce lasting results that are people-owned and led without losing sight of their institutional interests and strategic imperatives.
All interested funders.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Check-in
12:00 - 2:00 PM Program (Brown Bag Lunch - bring your own)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Global Fund for Community Foundations
International Grantmakers Network