Sacramento Region Community Foundation - Summer Salon (1/3)

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On June 12, 2019, Passion, Purpose & Results: Impact-driven Philanthropy for Meaningful Change welcomed about 35 participants to this panel discussion. Panelists were: Lynne Cannady, President of LPC Consulting Associates, Inc. a leading research and evaluation firm based in Sacramento, Daniel Kaufman, Co-Founder & Principal of Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, Chris Ann Bachtel, Foundation Fundholder and founding member of the Philanthropic Advisors’ Forum of greater Sacramento, and Tonya Goins, Director of Marketing & Community Relations, The First Tee of greater Sacramento (and 2017 Fast Pitch contestant).

After each panelist presented his or her points on impact funding from measurement consultant, strategic planner, fund advisor and nonprofit perspectives, questions from the audience were requested. A point of difference emerged from the conversation about unrestricted versus directed funding. The different perspectives may be mostly related to the size and number of grants managed where individual funders prefer to select one or two nonprofits to partner with, stay in close conversation and provide unrestricted funding. From the trust or foundation  perspective where hundreds of nonprofits are vying for limited funding, the process may lend itself better to grants for specific impact that are competing with each other. When the audience question was posed: How does a philanthropist earn more about smarter funding, Daniel Kaufman gave a nice acknowledgment that SVP Sacramento provided just such philanthropist education.

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Cameron Law