Head back to school . . . at Philanthropy Forward ’13!
As we head toward the Labor Day weekend, almost all K-12 and post-secondary school students are back at their desks, with new teachers, new classes and content, new pencils and computers. While we here at Philanthropy Ohio don’t organize our programs and workshops to align with an academic year calendar, this is the time of year we gear up for our major, statewide learning and networking event, Philanthropy Forward ‘13. We hope all of you who are interested in being more strategic and effective in your charitable giving – whether through individual checkbooks or through organizational grants – will head to our annual conference – our “school” – on November 12 -14.
What can you expect at this year’s gathering? Well, we have new teachers to help you become better at what you do. If you’re a corporate funder, you’ll spend a day with Bea Boccalandro as she explains how you can make a quantum leap in your company’s impact. If you’re a trustee or CEO, Commonfund Institute expert William Jarvis will show you how the latest lessons from investment success can lead to better performance for your endowment. Interested in youth philanthropy? Wondering how you can build a network and mobilize others to impact your cause? Need to focus on tightening up internal controls? All these topics – and more – are courses at the conference that will increase your knowledge and help you get smarter and build skills. Isn’t that what school’s all about?
Claudia Y.W. Herrold