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Lunch and Learn Series: What’s Next for Community Philanthropy?

April 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Join us for this lively conversation on “What’s Next for Community Philanthropy” with Karen Brown, Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Learning at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

In 2014, The Monitor Institute published What’s Next for Community Philanthropy, a tool kit to highlight six critical trends that will change the evolving community and philanthropic landscape in coming years. Fairfield County’s Community Foundation used this primer with our own Board of Directors and staff. Attend this workshop and you will:

  • Obtain a sneak peak into how community philanthropy organizations – such as community foundations and United Ways across the U.S. – are proactively responding to large-scale trends
  • Brainstorm with fellow nonprofit leaders how you can use this primer to benefit your own organization
  • Get a hard copy of the primer for use with your staff and board members

Click here to register. Due to limited seating, we request one representative per organization only.

KAREN BROWN: Karen joined the Community Foundation in 1998. She is responsible for keeping us abreast of trends and best practices in the community foundation sector, and promoting learning, innovation and thought leadership.

She is a board member of Social Venture Partners Connecticut, the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, and serves on the program committee for the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, the steering committee for the Fairfield County Collaborative Fund for Affordable Housing, and the Connecticut committee of the Regional Plan Association.

Karen graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, and holds a master’s degree in public and nonprofit administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. She co-founded the Wagner Alumni in Philanthropy Network. She received the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy’s Martha S. Newman Award for sustained and exemplary staff performance at a Connecticut foundation.


April 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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RJ Mercede


Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
40 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854 United States
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