Artful Admin - Exponent Philanthropy

Artful Admin

1:45-2:00 pm – Join us 15 minutes early to get comfortable with the platform. The program will begin at 2:00 pm.

Foundation administration is both a science and an art – there is a lot of flexibility in the “how” regarding the various processes foundations manage while also working toward their mission, streamlining their paperwork, and reducing burdens on grantees.

Join us for this second in a series of Artful Admin conversations. Listen in on a fishbowl conversation among three foundation staff as they discuss a particular topic and how it intersects with foundation administration. Hear how they have handled issues and their thoughts and considerations. Afterward, meet in small groups for crowdsourced topical discussions. We’ll end the session with a collaborative process for sharing tips.

Today’s topic is people/human resources. Upcoming topics in the series are: (1) Financials, (2) Risk Management


Nadia Alia

Nadia Alia (she/her) is the director of operations of The Tow Foundation. She is responsible for all aspects of the foundation’s operations, grants and relationship management systems, and facilities. In her role, Nadia also oversees information technology and legal counsel. She works closely with the president to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the foundation’s day-to-day operations.

Deirdre Hamill

Deirdre Hamill is director of finance and administration of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. In this role, she oversees the foundation’s fiscal activities and administrative operations. Deirdre is a CPA and an active member of leading professional organizations, including the Foundation Financial Officers Group and the Financial Foundation Managers Group.

Florine Luhr

Florine Luhr is president of the Cullen Foundation where she began as a program officer in 2015. A proud Buffalonian, she’s had the privilege to serve this community in public, private, and nonprofit sector roles for nearly 30 years. Florine is a graduate of Villanova University and University at Buffalo.

About Virtual Roundtables

These are low-key member conversations that allow you to dig in, share knowledge, and ask about each other’s experiences through small group discussions.

Our hope is that you’ll be open with your peers and able to talk through your unique challenges. And that you’ll leave with a renewed sense of community and peer connections.

This is your space to explore topics that you are passionate about. Bring your experience to share and your questions to ask your colleagues.

This program uses Remo. You’ll need to use a desktop, laptop, or phone with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox as your browser. To access the conversation, you’ll receive an email with a link before the program.

Captioning is not yet available. We can provide accommodations upon request (e.g. ASL interpreter). Please contact or call 202-580-6560 by October 6 if you need any accommodations.

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