Nonprofit Summer Learning Series: Today’s funders are looking to invest in solutions NOT organizations

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
8:30am to 11:00am EDT
Booz Allen Hamilton
8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA (Also available via webcast)
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As foundations and corporations strive to have greater impact on some of society’s most difficult challenges, their philanthropic strategies have moved along a spectrum from responsive to proactive. No longer is it sufficient to simply support nonprofit organizations doing good work. Funders are now actively scanning the social sector landscape, commissioning research, becoming placed-based and issue-area experts, and building and supporting collaborative, cross-sector solutions. 

Join us to hear directly from some of our region’s top funders about this important shift in philanthropic strategy, what it means for you as a nonprofit leader, and how your organization can leverage this knowledge to partner with the funding community to improve the quality of life in our region.


  • Scott Schenkelberg, Miriam's Kitchen


  • Sari Raskin, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
  • Patricia Mathews, Northern Virginia Health Foundation
  • Carol Thompson Cole, VPP


$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 the Series:

Designed and taught by some of the Greater Washington region’s top philanthropic leaders, WRAG’s Nonprofit Summer Learning Series “pulls the curtain back on philanthropy.” Join WRAG and our sponsor, 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.

Thanks to our sponsor: