Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking (Post-pandemic Strategy)

May 21, 2020 Ashley Harper

As cities begin to re-open and communities regroup across the country, our day-to-day work may look different than we’d envisioned. Upcoming conversations with trustees and grantees could indicate that new funding strategies and partnerships will be necessary in light of lessons learned during the pandemic.

Listen to your accounting peers as they share their experience emerging from the immediate crisis.

During this session we discuss the following:

  • What will the next phase mean for funder strategies? Will things remain the same, or has COVID-19 changed the way you partner with grantees?
  • What changes are being considered relative to how you work day-to-day?
  • How can you bring lessons learned to light when you are not a decision-maker at your organization?

About the Author

Ashley Harper

Ashley began working in the nonprofit community in Memphis, TN in 2005 and joined the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis as a program officer in 2008. In 2013 she became the Director of Grants and Initiatives, managing the foundation’s competitive grant programs. During this time, Ashley helped develop GiVE 365, which became a model for collaborative giving programs in foundations across the United States. She has been a leader in the community foundation field and served as the Chair of ProNet, previously the Council On Foundation's professional development group for community foundation program staff. Ashley is happy to continue her career with a team dedicated to supporting the philanthropic sector. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, especially during bird migration along the Mississippi flyway.

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