Over the past 20 years, billions of dollars have been spent on reforms like raising teacher quality and promoting school choice, with little to show for it in terms of large-scale improvement. One reason is that we haven’t paid enough attention to what is being taught.
Equity has become a key topic in the philanthropic community. Many foundations are embracing equity and working to incorporate it into all aspects of their work, both internally and externally. What does this mean for foundations from a finance perspective?
Exponent Philanthropy, in collaboration with the National Council of Nonprofits, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, invites you to join nonprofits and funders alike for a half-day of facilitated programming dedicated to helping everyone build better working relationships and increase the impact of their work.
In this session, we will explore the reasons for the rise in evaluation culture and look at some examples of nonprofits who have successfully implemented evaluation models.
Analyze current trends and best practices in philanthropy, social investing, and employee engagement.
The Children, Youth & Families Working Group meets quarterly to stay informed about issues affecting young people in the Greater Washington region.
In this session, we will explore the numerous non-dollar strategies that funders use to meet their philanthropic goals.
This working group meets roughly every six weeks and is currently focused on strategically engaging the community to co-create a vision for racial equity in the region.
Do you wonder what will matter to grantmakers in 2017 and beyond? This session will look at the major national and regional philanthropic trends sweeping the field and suggest ways that you can capitalize on these developments.
Join us to hear how Maine Initiatives developed a particpatory grantmaking process, and why they believe bringing non-traditional voices to the table is critical to the success of racial justice work.
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about diversity, equity, and inclusion. But, what do these terms really mean and why and how are companies tackling these issues both internally and externally?
This is a special joint meeting of the Healthy Communities Working Group with the Health Officials Committee at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
At this session, we will explore how mental health impacts academic performance and how young people’s mental health needs can be most effectively met in school settings.