COVID-19: Place-based Grantmakers and Investing in Local Communities
2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT
With COVID-19 there seem to be more questions than answers, particularly for funders who want to respond effectively and efficiently. This series of webinars brings expert panelists together to address some of the most pressing issues, including getting money out the door quickly, supporting vulnerable populations and investing in local communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global disaster, but ultimately, every disaster begins and ends locally. Sponsored by Target, our third COVID-19 Series webinar on Tuesday, May 12 at 2 p.m. ET explored place-based grantmaking and the importance of strengthening local communities and organizations to create a new philanthropic and nonprofit landscape, focused on recovery, that prioritizes equity, partnership and collaboration.
CDP Director of Strategic Initiatives Sally Ray moderated the discussion and panelists included:
- Carmen James Randolph, Vice President for Programs, Greater New Orleans Foundation
- Maureen Lawless, Vice President and Director, Member Services, Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Other webinars in the COVID-19 Series: Strategic Approaches for Funders:
- May 26: How Philanthropy Can Stand Up for Vulnerable Populations
- June 9: Grantmaking to Support Children and Older Adults
- June 23: Managing a Global Response
- July 14: How Funders Can Support Bereavement and Grief
This webinar series was co-sponsored by Council on Foundations, Grantmakers in Health, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Grantmakers in Aging, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, National VOAD, InterAction and United Philanthropy Forum.
Please see the slide deck, review responses to unanswered questions and watch the webinar recording to learn more: