Family Foundation Professionals Network: Changing Your Strategy - Back to the Drawing Board on Impact

Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Minnesota Council on Foundations, 800 Washington Ave N, Suite 703, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Description: Join us for a meeting of the Family Foundation Professionals Network where we'll focus on strategic planning and changing your giving strategy. We'll hear from two members that are approaching strategic planning in very different ways.

Patrick Troska, executive director of The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota, and Sonja Moore, executive director of the Grotto Foundation, Inc., will share the strategic planning processes currently underway at their foundations. Patrick will share how Phillips is applying a design-thinking lens to strategic planning, and Sonja will talk about the more informal process being used by the Grotto Foundation. These presentations are meant to spark a group conversation on this topic, with time to ask questions and to discuss how you are thinking about strategic planning and navigating change in your work. 

The Family Foundation Professionals Network is for members who work at family foundations and are interested in discussing the unique issues and opportunities in family philanthropy. The Family Foundation Professionals Network meetings will generally take the form of informal learning from one another around a pre-determined discussion topic, with space on the agenda for updates and other timely discussion. This network is open to everyone who works in family philanthropy – including family and non-family staff of family foundations.

This is a brown bag lunch meeting. Beverages will be provided by MCF.

Register by: October 25

MCF cancellation policy: Please cancel by Tuesday, October 25, 2016. In order to view or cancel current registrations, login to your account at Once you are logged in, click on "My Account" at the top of the screen. Your profile will show up in the main body of the webpage. Click on "Registrations" in the menu above your profile. Here you'll be able to view all your current registrations and cancel if necessary.

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