Nonprofit Summer Learning Series: Having Tough Conversations with Your Funder

Friday, August 19, 2016
8:30am to 11:00am EDT
Booz Allen Hamilton, 8283 Greensboro Dr, McLean, VA
Also available via webcast
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Registration Information

This program is open to the region's social sector. The cost is $45/registrant (free for WRAG members). You must be logged in to register. If you do not have a website account, you can create one here. This session is also available as a webcast - simply select "web participation" on the appropriate registration screen. Email Katy Moore with questions.

About this Session

Have you ever needed to have a difficult conversation with a funder? Topics might include financial sustainability or fundraising challenges, leadership and staff transitions/turnover, or not being able to achieve key objectives set forth in your grant agreement. A nonprofit leader’s ability to successfully navigate these challenging discussions can be key to building trust and deepening relationships with your funders. Join us to hear from three pairs of funder/nonprofit partners as they discuss some difficult conversations they’ve had over the years and how they came through the other side.


  • Tricia Rodgers, Northern Virginia Health Foundation
  • Carol Jameson, Healthworks Northern Virginia
  • Lynn Tadlock, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
  • Katy Moore, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
  • Celeste James, Kaiser Permanente
  • Sadara Barrow, Port Towns Community Health Partnership

About WRAG’s Nonprofit Summer Learning Series

Designed and taught by some of the Greater Washington region’s most respected grantmaking professionals, this nonprofit learning series “pulls the curtain back on philanthropy.” Join WRAG and our partner, Booz Allen Hamilton, as we shed light on how grantmakers think, how they approach their work, what they look for in strong nonprofit partners, and how you can build new and stronger relationships with the local funding community.

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