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 Candid and independently. Contact me if you’d like me to speak at your event. Below are some recent public-facing highlights and upcoming events.

Coming up:

  • Center for Effective Philanthropy Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2019

Recent highlights:

  • PEAK Grantmaking Annual Conference, Denver, CO, March 2019
  • Iowa Council of Foundations Webinar, March 2019
  • Funders Concerned About AIDS conference, Washington, DC, November 2018
  • LEAD IT conference at Tufts University, Medford, MA, November 2018
  • Human Rights Funders Network conference, Mexico City, October 2018
  • Communications Network Annual Conference, October 2018
  • Chinese American Convention, September 2018
  • Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium, Boston, September 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
  • Private Foundations Canada Conference, Toronto, October 2017
  • European Foundation Centre Conference, Poland, May 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.

Additional associations/organizations that have featured me as a speaker at an event include: Alliance for Nonprofit Management, BinderCon, charity:water, Community Food Funders, Community Foundations Canada, Council of Michigan Foundations, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Exponent Philanthropy, Foundant Technologies, General Assembly, GIFE, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), Hopa Mountain STC Funders Group, New York Funders Alliance, Jewish Teen Funders Network, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), Northern California Grantmakers, Philanthropy Ohio, Philanthropy New York, Rutgers University, San Diego Grantmakers, Southeastern Council of Foundations, Southern California Grantmakers, YouthBank International, Youth Philanthropy Connect,

I also taught classes at the Brooklyn Brainery and sometimes officiate weddings!

Select organizations 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
  • Geneva Centre for Security Policy
  • 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.