Speaking

I have more than a fifteen years of experience designing and facilitating workshops, and speaking at conferences and events. I work with clients and social sector partners to do customized workshops both through my work at Foundation Center and independently. Contact me if you’d like me to speak at your event. Below are some recent public-facing highlights.

      • [Next up] Human Rights Funders Network conference, Mexico City, October 2018
      • Community Philanthropy events, Washington, DC and New York, April 2018
      • EDGE Funders Conference, New Orleans, April 2018
      • PEAK Grantmaking Conference, Orlando, March 2018
      • Participatory Governance in Culture Conference, Croatia, November 2017
      • Philanthropy NY event, New York, October 2017
      • Private Foundations Canada Conference, Toronto, October 2017
      • Exponent Philanthropy Conference, Denver, October 2017
      • Council of New Jersey Grantmakers workshop, New Jersey, October 2017
      • European Foundation Centre Conference, Poland, May 2017
      • Community Foundations Canada Conference, Ottawa, May 2017
      • EDGE Funders Conference, Spain, April 2017
      • charity:water’s How to Fail Smart event, New York, April 2017
      • Grants Managers Network Conference, Los Angeles, March 2017
      • Philanthropy NY event, New York, March 2017
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    Many of my workshops involve getting people up and moving! This photo was taken during a workshop that used improv comedy to explore power dynamics.

    • General Assembly, New York, January 2017
    • Generation Give, Cleveland, December 2016
    • Grants Managers Network meeting, Washington, DC, December 2016
    • NASAA, online, November 2016
    • Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland, November 2016
    • Foundation Center-West, San Francisco, October 2016
    • Exponent Philanthropy Conference, Chicago, September 2016
    • Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference, California, July 2016
    • NY Funders Alliance, New York, June 2016
    • Jewish Teen Philanthropy Summit, New York, June 2016
    • Foundation Center, New York, June 2016
    • YouthBank International Retreat, Romania, May 2016
    • GEO Conference, Minnesota, May 2016
    • Hartford Public Library Workshop, Connecticut, March 2016
    • Grants Managers Network Conference, March 2016
    • Philanthropy NY Workshop, New York, January 2016
    • Hopa Mountain STC Funders Group, online, December 2015
    • Foundation Center, New York, December 2015
    • Community Food Funders, New York, December 2015
    • Foundation Center (webinar), online, December 2015
    • Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies Spend Down Event, New York, November 2015
    • Wedding Officiant, Vermont, October 2015
    • Philanthropy NY Workshop, New York, September 2015
    • Alliance for Nonprofit Management (webinar), online, June 2015
    • Annual General Assembly of the European Foundation Centre, Milan, May 2015
    • Youth Philanthropy Connect Houston Conference, Texas, May 2015
    • Southeastern Council of Foundations (webinar), online, April 2015
    • Grants Managers Network Conference, Virginia, March 2015
    • Foundation Center (webinar), online, February 2015
    • GIFE philanthropist gathering, Brazil, December 2014
    • Exponent Philanthropy National Conference, Washington D.C., October 2014
    • BinderCon, New York, October 2014
    • Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference, California, July 2014
    • Philanthropy New York Workshop, New York, July 2014
    • Philanthropy Ohio (webinar), online, June 2014
    • Exponent Philanthropy Next Gen Fellows Retreat, Washington D.C., June 2014
    • European Foundation Centre (webinar), online, May 2014
    • Community Foundations of Canada (webinar), online, April 2014
    • Grants Managers Network Conference, California, March 2014
    • San Diego Grantmakers, California, March 2014
    • Northern California Grantmakers, California, December 2013
    • Southern California Grantmakers, California, December 2013
    • Council on Michigan Foundations Conference, Michigan, October 2013
    • Communications Network Conference, Louisiana, October 2013
    • Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference, California, June 2013
    • New School Student Leadership Training, New York, March 2013
    • Mobilize.org Mobilizer Academy Conference, New York, March 2013
    • Rutgers University Mark Leadership Conference, New Jersey, February 2013
    • Tufts University Tisch Scholars, Massachusetts, October 2012
    • Foundant Technologies National Conference, Montana, September 2012
    • Internal Revenue Service NYC Training, September 2011
    • Classes at Brooklyn Brainery 

    Select foundations and funder affinity groups I have worked closely with on workshops or special projects include:

    • Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
    • Ford Foundation
    • Freida C. Fox Family Foundation
    • FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund
    • Graham Boeckh Foundation
    • Helmsley Charitable Trust
    • Human Rights Funders Network
    • International Funders for Indigenous Peoples
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Open Road Alliance
    • Open Society Foundations
    • Packard Foundation
    • Peace and Security Funders Group
    • Red Umbrella Fund
    • …and many more.

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