This webinar will explore:
- Overcoming the four gaps in knowledge, networks, language, and mindsets in community-based philanthropy
- Improving communication and relationships
- New approaches for more effective giving
- Strategies for meeting the expectations of entrepreneurial philanthropists
Part Two of The Giving Code webinar series focuses on what philanthropists, nonprofit leaders, and intermediary organizations can do about the disconnects uncovered in the “Giving Code” research—and how they can achieve better communication and form long-term relationships. Philanthropists will learn practical strategies and ideas for how to rethink their approaches to enhance their giving to community-based organizations and issues. Nonprofit managers will learn some of the keys to attracting high net worth donors to their causes and to meeting their requirements. The co-authors will be joined by special guests who will share their real-life experiences navigating the barriers and gaps identified in the report, including Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, executive director of Somos Mayfair, a community-based organization located in San Jose, California. The other special guest is Kathy Kwan, a distinguished Silicon Valley philanthropist who is the president and director for the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation.
Register and you can view a recording on-demand three hours after each live event ends and anytime over the next twelve months.
Heather McLeod Grant
Heather McLeod Grant is the cofounder of Open Impact and a social entrepreneur, author, and consultant with 25 years of experience in social change. She is coauthor of the bestselling Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, named a Top Ten Book of the Year by The Economist, and numerous case studies, articles, and other publications. Previously she was the principal of McLeod-Grant Advisors. Grant helped lead the nonprofit practice at Monitor Institute and served as a McKinsey & Company consultant. She began her career as an Echoing Green Fellow when she cofounded Who Cares, a national magazine for young social entrepreneurs published from 1993 to 1999. She is a venture partner with Draper-Richards-Kaplan and has served on numerous local, national, and global nonprofit boards. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and a bachelor’s from Harvard University.
Cofounder, Open Impact
Alexa Cortes Culwell
Alexa Cortes Culwell is the cofounder of Open Impact and a longtime philanthropy advisor, speaker, and facilitator. For the past 25 years she has built and managed foundations and philanthropic initiatives for successful entrepreneurs, including serving as the founding CEO of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. She recently completed a four-year appointment as a visiting practitioner at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Prior to Open Impact, Culwell founded the strategic advisory firm Philanthropy Futures in 2011. She has served on the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s board for more than a decade, and has been a long-standing board member of New Door Ventures. Her work has been cited in Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Culwell earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and her master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco.
Cofounder, Open Impact
Camille Llanes-Fontanilla is executive director of Somos Mayfair, a community-focused nonprofit in San Jose, California. Llanes-Fontanilla has eight years of nonprofit management experience with expertise in resource development, communications, strategic planning, and program development. Prior to joining Somos Mayfair in 2010, she was the director of development and communications for Kidango, a large Bay Area child development agency. As associate director of Somos Mayfair, she co-led the development and implementation of the In Our Hands Campaign, re-visioning Somos into an organization that combines the best of traditional family resource center service provision and grassroots community organizing.
Executive Director, Somos Mayfair
Kathy Kwan is a Silicon Valley philanthropist who is the president and director for the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation and directs the charitable giving for the foundation. Since the foundation's establishment in 2005, Kathy has sought out and supported high impact, highly leveraged programs and organizations in the education, equity and inclusion, job training and safety net sectors. Kathy has also served as a UCB Foundation Trustee since 2008.
President & Director, Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation
David V. Johnson
David V. Johnson is senior editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a former philosophy professor turned journalist with more than a decade of experience as an editor and writer. Previously, he was senior opinion editor at Al Jazeera America, where he edited the op-ed section of the news channel’s website. Earlier in his career, he served as online editor at Boston Review and research editor at San Francisco magazine the year it won a National Magazine Award for general excellence. He has written for The New York Times, USA Today, The New Republic, Bookforum, Aeon, Dissent and The Baffler, among other publications. He has taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). David earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, a master’s degree in classics from Cambridge University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley, Calif.
Senior Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review