2019 Forum Annual Conference – Breakfast Plenary Session: “Giving Done Right”
July 15-17, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Join Phil Buchanan as he discusses his new book Giving Done Right and what it says to the PSO field in how we frame and also celebrate good philanthropy in an era when it is necessary to hold philanthropy accountable for its mistakes, foibles and inequity. How can we honor and serve the field that holds so much generosity and love while also fighting against its harmful practices and participants?
“Phil Buchanan knows and celebrates the diversity of the nonprofit sector, from the smallest community-based organization to the largest university or museum; from the individual donor making small annual gifts to her favorite charities to the largest private foundation awarding hundreds of millions in grants. Giving Done Right is full of data, insights and helpful suggestions for us all.”—Carol Larson, President and CEO, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Rob Reich vs. Phil Buchanan: Is Giving By The Wealthy A Good Thing?
Philanthropy New York
New York, NY
Thursday, September 19, 2019
**This is the third annual Great Debate presented by SeaChange Capital Partners and Baruch College. It is also part of Philanthropy New York’s PNY at 40: Reframing Philanthropy Series, following its 40th Year Annual Meeting.**
Criticism and self-reflection are running rampant in philanthropy. Some pundits have argued that philanthropy is an elite charade that is failing democracy. Others argue that it is a force for tremendous good if done right.
Please join PNY for a debate on “Is Giving by the Wealthy a Good Thing?” between two leading thinkers in this area: Phil Buchanan (Giving Done Right) and Rob Reich (Just Giving). The debate will be moderated by Lorie Slutsky, President of the New York Community Trust.
Writing Our Next Chapter: SECF’s 50th Annual Meeting- Breakout Session: “Failing Forward: Learning from Failure as a Regular Discipline”
November 13-15, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
To say that failure is an undesirable outcome for most organizations is an understatement. Yet at the same time, there’s a growing body of wisdom that supports the notion that the pathway to success is often paved with failures – they are, in fact, inevitable. Sharing and leveraging lessons learned from mistakes is an important but underutilized resource to improve philanthropic investments and nonprofit performance. This session will offer stories from foundations that have acknowledged their mistakes and are learning how they can use these lessons to adjust, pivot and inform future work. Phil Buchanan, president and CEO of The Center for Effective Philanthropy, will share insights learned from some of the biggest givers and facilitate a conversation with foundation leaders about their experiences in the field and how they’ve turned mistakes into organizational learning opportunities.