POSTPONED – Further information will be posted on a new date shortly
Risk, Transparency and Relationship – date and venue TBC
Jess Middleton, BBC Children in Need, Regional Officer for the East of England will present her reflections from a Winston Churchill Trust Fellowship in the USA on key developments in philanthropy with a focus on looking at three key themes – failure, transparency and innovative practice.
“In philanthropy, we are working each day to make the world a more open, inclusive, and participatory place. A place where marginalized voices are heard and smart solutions that work rise to the top. But, we have lagged behind in modelling the behaviour we want to see in the rest of society. With some notable exceptions, the way we as philanthropic institutions currently engage is not only inconsistent with our current values, but also behind the times in which we live” (Shauna Nep, 25th February 2014. Transparency, Inclusion and Collaboration: Three ways philanthropy can take its own medicine, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy). A quote in Jess Middleton’s report that summed up her own sentiments and frustrations.
Jess will share from her perspective as a grant maker and manager on the key issues of failure and transparency and how we approach this as grantmakers and managers, which can lead to improvements in effectiveness and impact.
Jessica Middleton was made a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow in 2015, travelling to the USA and Canada to meet with a range of philanthropy related organisations to better understand different approaches to grant giving and management.
To book please go to: details TBC
Tea and coffee will be served on arrival.