Academy of Life Long Learning
Finding Your Purpose - Engaging Funders in Your Vision

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In 2020, nonprofits discovered new potential and purpose. This year, nonprofit leaders and fundraisers are asking: How do we advance what we learned? Visions are bold, and strategic plans are ambitious. Realizing them will require funding – and soon.

Fortunately, just as nonprofits are embarking on new strategic plans, funders are rethinking what it means to support the causes they care about. A decades-long trend toward rigorous, metrics-based decision-making was disrupted by crisis—which forced funders to adapt and act quickly—and social justice movements—which forced funders to begin to examine their role in systemic racism. Funders gave general operating support, simplified application processes, and made decisions more quickly, breathing new life into the organizations they supported.

Join us for a panel discussion to explore how nonprofit leaders and fundraisers can engage forward-looking individuals, foundations, and companies in what comes next:

  • How do you identify prospective early funders in your vision?
  • How do you engage those prospective funders in the process of developing your vision and co-creating solutions?
  • How do you ensure the partnership you develop is a genuine win-win?
  • How do you avoid common pitfalls?

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This panel is offered in collaboration with Aperio Philanthropy.

DATE APRIL 29, 2021
TIME 12:30PM-1:30PM EST
LOCATION Virtual via Zoom
Contact sps.global.affairs@nyu.edu
DATE APRIL 29, 2021
TIME 12:30PM-1:30PM EST
LOCATION Virtual via Zoom
Contact sps.global.affairs@nyu.edu

RSVP Here

In 2020, nonprofits discovered new potential and purpose. This year, nonprofit leaders and fundraisers are asking: How do we advance what we learned? Visions are bold, and strategic plans are ambitious. Realizing them will require funding – and soon.

Fortunately, just as nonprofits are embarking on new strategic plans, funders are rethinking what it means to support the causes they care about. A decades-long trend toward rigorous, metrics-based decision-making was disrupted by crisis—which forced funders to adapt and act quickly—and social justice movements—which forced funders to begin to examine their role in systemic racism. Funders gave general operating support, simplified application processes, and made decisions more quickly, breathing new life into the organizations they supported.

Join us for a panel discussion to explore how nonprofit leaders and fundraisers can engage forward-looking individuals, foundations, and companies in what comes next:

  • How do you identify prospective early funders in your vision?
  • How do you engage those prospective funders in the process of developing your vision and co-creating solutions?
  • How do you ensure the partnership you develop is a genuine win-win?
  • How do you avoid common pitfalls?

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This panel is offered in collaboration with Aperio Philanthropy.