Activating Philanthropy's Power for Change

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What does power have to do with equity? How can grantmakers better leverage power to help drive lasting, positive change? Learn about the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s innovative toolkit, Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice.

This interactive session will discover how Power Moves can help you gain a greater understanding of best practices for building, wielding and sharing power to advance equity and nurture transparent, trusting relationships with stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the importance of exploring power, privilege and risk in relation to race, gender and other forms of equity.
Learn how to obtain honest feedback on grantmaking, partnership­s and public leadership.
Find out how other grantmakers are using Power Moves.
Hear practical insights from foundation peers who have explored power and equity issues.

*Completion of this webinar counts toward the CMF-Johnson Center Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion - More Details


Edie Blakeslee, vice president of grantmaking & community leadership, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

Edie oversees the Grantmaking & Community Leadership department, serves donors within the Foundation’s service area and matches available resources within the community. She focuses on endeavors throughout the Foundation’s service area, working from Beaufort up to Myrtle Beach, and works with individuals, families and corporations looking to increase impact in their philanthropy. Edie has been part of the Foundation team and called South Carolina “home” for almost two decades. Edie hails from Buffalo, N.Y. where she earned a B.A. in English and History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Lisa Ranghelli, Senior Director of Assessment and Special Projects

Lisa is the primary author of ‘Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice’ which challenges grantmakers to explore the role of power to achieve greater impact and is based on the methodology she created for Philamplify, an initiative that assessed a dozen major foundations with a social justice and equity lens. Lisa also directed NCRP’s Grantmaking for Community Impact Project, culminating in her report, ‘Leveraging Limited Dollars’ which documented a return on investment of $115 for each dollar foundations invested in advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement. Prior to NCRP, Lisa spent 15 years promoting advocacy and civic engagement in the nonprofit and public sectors. She also served as deputy director of public policy at Community Change, where she helped organizations mobilize around federal and state policy issues. Lisa graduated from Wesleyan University and has a master of regional planning degree from Cornell University.


CMF Members: $35
Nonmembers: $70

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