Let's Start a Conversation About What Comes Next for Philanthropy, After COVID-19.

Jovana Djordjevic

Jovana Djordjevic, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund

Allison Grayson

Allison Grayson, Independent Sector

Join Elevate for a virtual conversation series!
Tuesday, June 16th

Tuesday, June 23th
11 am Eastern

Asia Hadley

Asia Hadley, Candid

Melanie Lockwood Herman, Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Pia Infante

Pia Infante, The Whitman Institute

Ryan Schlegel

Ryan Schlegel, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Join us for two virtual conversations with leading thinkers about COVID-19's impact on philanthropy and where we go from here.

Fundraising in an Economic Recession
June 16, 11 am Eastern

While we all hope that a prolonged recession can be avoided, we know as nonprofit leaders that it’s wise to plan for all possible scenarios. Hear from leading researchers about how giving was impacted in the 2008 recession — and what they recommend as we prepare for a similar scenario. We'll cover topics like:

  • How different fundraising strategies fared in 2008, and how 2020 may differ
  • The timing of the impact
  • What we should be doing now to prepare for a recession, if it is prolonged

Philanthropic Innovation After a Crisis
June 23, 11 am Eastern

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of foundations have already committed to doing grantmaking differently in the future. This conversation will explore what the future of philanthropy could look like, if what's best for nonprofits and the people they serve become the focus. We'll cover topics like:

  • Trust-based philanthropy that focuses on multi-year general operating support;
  • Participatory grantmaking and similar approaches; and
  • New less restrictive models for grant writing, reporting, and oversight
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About Elevate

We are a grant writing firm based in DC with a staff of 50, and we work with nearly 100 nonprofit organizations around the country to help them build and maintain strong grant programs. We host these free events to bring nonprofit professionals from the DC region together and provide valuable information about in-demand topics to local nonprofits. Attend all three events, or choose the ones that are most relevant to you!

Join us and our panelists as we review data about the recent past, and start a big-picture conversation about the future.