Philanthropy Forward Conference

Why you should attend Philanthropy Forward ’20 virtually this year

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09/15/2020

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Co-Chair of the Philanthropy Forward ‘20 Planning Committee. While this year’s event looks a little different as we gather virtually, our purpose is the same. This meeting represents an opportunity to renew our collective commitment to Ohio’s bright future and the critical role that philanthropy has in maintaining this state’s momentum. This year’s conference will provide ample opportunity to advance the conversation around the role

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Philanthropy Ohio announces new vision, mission

Release Date: 
12/10/2018

Strategic plans often tell organizations what to do, how to do it and how to measure the work.  Our strategic planning process led us in a different direction. Instead of describing the work, this process showed us who we want to be.

Recapping a great Philanthropy Forward conference

Release Date: 
11/14/2018

The feeling of excitement permeated the air – an energy that Philanthropy Forward generated among attendees, presenters and staff during three days in October when the state’s philanthropy practitioners – from private foundations to corporate funders to United Way and community foundation staff – convened in Columbus to network, learn and exchange ideas. With the infusion of arts and equity work, attendees proclaimed this was the best Philanthropy Forward conference yet.

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Make time to learn

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07/26/2018

I’m just back from the United Philanthropy Forum’s annual conference in Boston where I connected and learned with over 300 people who work in philanthropy serving organizations like mine. And I hope that our members have a similarly worthwhile and heady experience at our annual conference here in Columbus this October.

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Why racial equity?

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02/23/2018

We believe that greater diversity, equity and inclusion is a matter of fairness and effectiveness in our profession. To have real impact in a diverse and complex world, organized philanthropy must effectively include these voices and draw upon them to intentionally engage issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in an authentic way.

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