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A Huge Thanks To Guest Bloggers from the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference 2012

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A huge thanks to the small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who attended the  GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle and published blog posts to share their reflections and thoughts.   The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results. GEO’s 2012 National Conference  shares a range of perspectives and new ideas for smarter grantmaking that leads to better results and presents opportunities for participants to learn from the wisdom and experience of their peers.     If you are curious what funders learned,  you’ll have an opportunity to read some of the ideas and questions being discussed right here on this blog.

GEO’s 2012 National Conference offered a range of perspectives and new ideas for smarter grantmaking that leads to better results and present opportunities for participants to learn from the wisdom and experience of their peers.    Session topics include:

  • Supporting Effectiveness sessions explore how grantmakers can improve practices to build grantee capacity and better support nonprofit sustainability.
  • Evaluation and Learning sessions help grantmakers and their partners better use evaluation to foster learning and make real-time improvements in their work.
  • Collaborative Problem-Solving sessions focus on how grantmaker can best partner with other funders, grantees, corporations and government agencies to solve problems and grow impact.
  • Scaling Impact sessions offer strategies and knowledge about how we can help nonprofits achieve better and more results.
  • Networking sessions allow for peer interaction and connections to help you turn learning into action.

I’d like to thank the bloggers who posted such wonderful posts all week long!

  • Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • Adene Sacks, Senior Program Officer, Jim Joseph Foundation
  • Albert Ruesga, President and CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation
  • Annie Hernandez, Program Officer, The Lumpkin Family Foundation
  • Barbara Kibbe, COO, Salesforce.com Foundation
  • Carla Javits, President, REDF
  • Carrie Avery, President, The Durfee Foundation
  • Cindy Rizzo, Senior Director, Grantmaking and Evaluation, Arcus Foundation
  • Darin McKeever, Deputy Director, Charitable Sector Support, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • David Colby, Vice President, Research and Evaluation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Dave Doig, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives, Vancouver Foundation
  • David Greco, Vice President, Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Efrain Gutierez, Associate, FSG
  • Eugene Kim, Co-Founder, Groupaya
  • Gale Berkowitz, Director, Evaluation and Learning, The MasterCard Foundation
  • Gigi Barsoum, Consultant, Barsoum Policy Consulting
  • Jessica Bearman, Bearman Consulting
  • Jim Coutre, Partner, The Philanthropic Initiative
  • Kathy Reich, Director of Organizational Effectiveness Grantmaking, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Kimberly St. John-Stevenson, Communications Officer, Saint Luke’s Foundation
  • Linda Wood, Program Director, Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund
  • Mary Kaplan, Interim President, Endowment for Health
  • Molly Martin, Director of Organizational Learning and Alignment, Lumina Foundation
  • Paul Connolly, Chief Client Services Officer, TCC Group
  • Paul Shoemaker, Executive Connector, SVP Seattle
  • Peter Laugharn, Executive Director, Firelight Foundation
  • Phil Buchanan, President, The Center for Effective Philanthropy
  • Rafael Lopez, Associate Director, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Roberto Cremonini, Principal, Cremonini Consulting
  • Roshan Paul, Senior Change Manager, Ashoka
  • Sacha Litman, Managing Director, Measuring Success
  • Stefan Lanfer, Knowledge Officer, Barr Foundation
  • Suzanne Walsh, Senior Program Officer, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Teri Behrens, Director of Special Projects and Editor-in-Chief of The Foundation Review, Johnson Center for Philanthropy
  • Tom Kelly, Associate Director for Evaluation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Vicki Rosenberg, Vice President Education, Communications and External Relations, Council of Michigan Foundations
  • Victoria Dunning, Vice President for Programs, The Global Fund for Children
  • Victoria Vrana, Senior Program Officer, Charitable Sector Support, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Learn what grantmakers learned about stronger nonprofits and stronger results here.

 

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