NCFP Webinar Collaborating For Change: Practices And Pitfalls From Across The Field

GWP Members Only Program
Thursday, June 14, 2018
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
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Collaboration is the key to building a healthy and strong family, organization, and community. Join NCFP and family philanthropists as they discuss this important topic.

For NCFP‘s 20th anniversary They decided to used their monthly webinars as a chance to revisit our Founding Values and Guiding Principles.

This month we will offer the field a free webinar on the Value of Respectful Collaboration. NCFP recognizes that collaboration and respect are key to building a healthy and strong family, organization, and community. In partnership with Exponent Philanthropy and Grantmakers for Effective organizations, we will learn from three giving families working on donor collaboratives, innovative grantee/grantor partnerships, and strategic funder and government collaborations. Please join us for this free special collaboratives webinar!

Featured speakers:

Maggi Alexander directs TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy, and helps family, corporate, and private foundations develop and implement effective international giving strategies. She is also a member of the Steering Committee for New England International Donors (NEID).  An entrepreneurial leader, Maggi has spent over 25 years focused on improving the quality of life for low-income children, families, and communities in the United States and over 30 countries worldwide. She has extensive experience building partnerships and alliances that cut across traditional divides and has worked in the corporate, philanthropic, nonprofit, and public sectors. Maggi’s experience in organizational development spans the early start-up process to achieving scale and sustainability; she is passionate about turning great ideas into reality.

Debbie Berger is co-founder and board chair of Unbound Philanthropy, an international foundation dedicated to promoting the ideal of self-determination.  Unbound’s mission is to work collaboratively to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees while strengthening the host communities in which they live.  Prior to the establishment of Unbound Philanthropy, Ms. Berger worked for JP Morgan in New York, Tokyo and London, as well as for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.  Ms. Berger holds a Graduate Degree in Law from London Guildhall University and a BA from Smith College.  She was born and raised in Hawaii and attended Punahou School though she spent much of her youth in Japan.  Returning to Hawaii in 2007 after many years in London, Ms. Berger co-founded The Learning Coalition to assist Hawaii’s public schools by building and strengthening community partnerships around their transformation into world class institutions of 21st century learning.  Ms. Berger currently serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Hawaii Community Foundation, is a trustee of Smith College as well as Punahou School, and is a director of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation.  She currently resides in Honolulu with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

Meaghan Calcari Campbell is a Program Officer in the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Conservation Initiative. Previously, she was at Conservation International, where she evaluated community-based conservation and economic development projects in the Philippines and Indonesia. Meaghan also taught middle school environmental education in Missouri, Indiana and North Carolina, the latter through a fellowship with the National Science Foundation. She facilitated a marine conservation funder working group in the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. Meaghan also served on the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy’s San Francisco Bay Area steering committee and as board secretary for the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network. She currently serves on the board of directors at the Environmental Grantmakers Association. As a cancer survivor, Meaghan is also involved in several local direct service organization for those impacted by cancer, most recently serving as Board President of the Bay Area Young Survivors. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Notre Dame, certificate of Reproductive Health and Women’s Rights from the University of Michigan, Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, and Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University.

Ellie Frey Zagel is 3rd Generation, Vice Chair and Trustee of her family’s foundation the Frey Foundation based in Grand Rapids, MI. For nearly a decade she has been deeply involved in working with the next generation of family business, family philanthropy, and family wealth, first as Director of the Family Business Alliance and now as President of Successful Generations, a company she recently founded.

Note:  National Center for Family Philanthropy Webinars are a resource for GWP members who work with a Family Foundation only.  Not sure if you're eligible to attend?  Ask Jenny.

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