Non-GCRI Events of Interest

Partner Programs and Relevant Opportunities
May 19, 10:30am
USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
Demystifying Decision Making
National Center for Family Philanthropy
When: Thursday, May 13, 12-1:15 p.m. EST
Philanthropic families employ a wide range of models to make decisions—from unilateral authority to consensus. Learn about the range of models that philanthropic families adopt to guide their giving and explore how to promote a healthy, open and honest culture of communication across a family philanthropy effort.
Systemic Racism: Disasters Expose It – How Do We Address It?
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
 May 13, 2-3 p.m. EST
This webinar will look at how COVID-19 and other disasters make the presence of systemic racism more obvious. Speakers will share practical tips to increase funding for equity and anti-racism work, as well as supporting BIPOC organizations responding to crises in their communities. This webinar is part of Equity in Disasters, a series of blog posts, webinars and other resources highlighting systemic racial and intersectional equity issues linked with communities’ abilities to recover from and withstand future disasters.
Summer Learning Series: The Purpose, Culture, and Values of Trust-Based Philanthropy
Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
 June 8, 10-11:30 a.m. EST
In this session, we’ll explore why trust-based philanthropy is trending, the fundamental values that undergird this approach, and the roles of staff and board in cultivating the culture of trust that is required in order to make this work successful. We will also preview the six grantmaking principles of trust-based philanthropy and how they go hand in hand with reimagining our roles as learning partners rather than compliance officers.
Building a Social Impact Strategy and Approach
National Center for Family Philanthropy
When: June 10, 12-1:15 p.m. EST
Grantmaking is the fundamental element of a family philanthropy effort. The practice of grantmaking actualizes the motivations of a donor, advances their values, and accomplishes their aims and objectives. However, it requires careful planning and consideration. In this webinar, learn practical guidance for how to build or refresh your grantmaking strategy and approach.
Family Foundation CEO Retreat
National Center for Family Philanthropy
May 10-12
This three-day virtual retreat, designed for both new and more experienced CEOs, will provide an opportunity to build community and reflect on practices essential to the successful leadership of a family philanthropy. Participants will brainstorm practical and actionable solutions to a broad range of common challenges inherent within a family foundation executive role.
Intermountain West Funders Network 2021 Virtual Convening
The Funders Network
 May 12-13
TFN’s 2021 IMWFN Virtual Convening will mark a special time for Intermountain West funders to translate national trends influencing work at the intersection of environment, economy and equity. Discussions will help you consider new ways of thinking about your challenges. And you will be sure to find funders with whom you can connect, share and possibly collaborate. This meeting provides funders the opportunity to reconnect after last year’s in-person meeting in Tucson was canceled due to the pandemic.
Maine Philanthropy Center’s 2021 Philanthropy Partners Conference
Maine Philanthropy Center
 May 18-20
The Maine Philanthropy Center’s popular biennial Philanthropy Partners Conference provides an important and rare opportunity for hundreds of funders and nonprofits working across Maine to speak frankly about common issues and current challenges. This year’s theme is Centering Equity: Shifting Power, Building Community. Through stories, experiences, discussion sessions and relationship-building activities, attendees will share successes, learn about new trends and tools and build connections that can enrich their work.
CNJG’s 2021 Virtual Spring Conference for the Social Sector: The Future of Work and the Role of Philanthropy
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
 May 19-20
During this timely and important conference, national and local thought leaders, experts and stakeholders will discuss what philanthropy and nonprofit partners can do to ensure a better future for our state’s and nation’s workforce.
GEO 2021 Learning Conference
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
 May 24-25
Hosted in partnership with Minnesota Council on Foundations, the virtual 2021 Learning Conference is designed to help participants make the leap from knowledge to action and to integrate learning into all aspects of their work.
Blue Sky Funders Forum Virtual Convening
Blue Sky Forum Funders
 June 3-4
Join us on June 3-4, 2021 from 12-4 pm ET for the Blue Sky Funders Forum Virtual Convening. Together, we will connect, co-create and collaborate to support thriving communities by advancing equitable opportunities for meaningful outdoor experiences and connections to nature.
Building A Just & Equitable Future
Grantmakers In Health
June 8-11
The Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy is the largest annual gathering of health funders in the country, and the best place to learn from seasoned experts and philanthropic leadership and exchange information, ideas, and insights with colleagues. We look forward to seeing you online for our 2021 annual conference, June 8-11!
Advancing Racial Equity in Your Organization
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
 June 8-August 5
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) has partnered with See What I Mean (SWIM) to walk you through a Putting Equity in the Center framework that is focused on your workplace. With expertise in community engagement, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility, SWIM will guide our participants through three two-hour virtual sessions. Attendance at each session is encouraged as topics build upon one another.
Leading Together 2021
Council on Foundations
June 14-17
Leading Together remains the destination for philanthropy to engage in provocative conversations about the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the sector. The conference gives us the chance to come together, share ideas and make the most of our unique strengths. Through meaningful discussions, we will explore how to innovate, mobilize, and look inward in order to move from moment to movement.
October 25-28