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Now displaying: April, 2022
Apr 14, 2022

Join Meico Marquette Whitlock, founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, for an interactive training that will inspire you with mindful approaches for creating sustained balance in your life. Prepare to lower your stress level, focus on getting the important things done, and be more present for yourself, your team, and your family. Click here to listen to the full webinar from the Grantmaking Thought Leadership webinar series.

 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Wellness Survey report findings
  • Impact of the pandemic on wellbeing
  • How grantmakers will need to adapt
  • Setting boundaries

 

Resources:

Meico Marquette Whitlock

Wellness Survey

5 Ways Grantmakers Create Work- and Tech-Life Balance

 

Quotes:

"When it comes to preemption, we want to be focused on creating a culture of care (...) that we are building in strong work/life boundaries and not depending on the individual to create those boundaries."

"Addressing the organizational and institutional action of this is a longer term proposition."

"Many of us are making assumptions of what is required of us, but something that is actually not being expected of us."

Apr 7, 2022

Rachel Hutchisson is joined by Chris Jarvis, executive director of Realized Worth, to kick off our CSR Book Club Series with an article from Stanford Social Innovation Review called “Fixing the S in ESG.” Listen to learn more about quantifying social impact and what the future of S looks like.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Adapting to changes in world beliefs
  • What does S want to be?
  • Redefining what S means to include room for interpretation
  • Increased accountability puts words into actions
  • How consumers change their behavior according to company values

Resources:

Chris Jarvis

Rachel Hutchisson

Article: “Fixing the S in ESG”

Blackbaud Corporate Social Responsibility

Greater Washington Urban League Equity in Black and White Summit

Quotes:

“I think S should call us to move past the signaling to meaningful change that leads the next generation better.”

“You have to engage the people on the ground, the people in the community you’re trying to serve.”

“Between E, S, and G, S is the way to involve employees at any level, anywhere, anytime.”

Apr 4, 2022

Chantal Forster, executive director of the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG), discusses the top areas where grantmakers can make the most impact in 2022 and how technology can help them achieve that impact. 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Who are the members of TAG and how do they impact philanthropy?
  • The rise in the voices of the people we serve post-pandemic
  • TAG’s customer experience model
  • Effectiveness and frequency of surveys
  • Dependency of digital infrastructure
  • Dashboard elements that drive success

Resources:

Chantal Forster

Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG)

Webinar: The Rising Role of Technology—and the People Behind It—in Advancing Philanthropy's Mission

How to Fund Nonprofit Tech: A Guide for Funders and Nonprofits

Grant Advisor

 

Quotes:

“Imagine if the private sector only surveyed its customers every three years.”

“If philanthropy doesn’t invest in tech infrastructure, then you are enabling inequity.”

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