Governance and Leadership Virtual Seminar: Engaging Beyond the Board Room

The decisions your foundation make don’t happen in a vacuum. It is essential to get into the community to learn from people and organizations on the ground enacting change. Understanding the landscape and engaging with community voices will allow your foundation board to make fully informed decisions, be responsive to its community, and identify the best positioned solutions to advance its goals. By the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to scan the landscape of your community
  • Identify ways your board can go out into the community and bring the community into the board room

Complement your learning with a copy of the Trustee Handbook: Essentials for Effective Foundation Board Members.


Betsy Brill
President, Strategic Philanthropy

Betsy Brill is President of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., a global philanthropic advisory firm. Established in 2000 and headquartered in Chicago, Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. helps individuals, families, and closely-held businesses who want a more thoughtful and measurable approach to their lifetime and legacy giving. The firm works closely with clients and their legal and financial advisors to develop a customized process to identify passions, develop a philanthropic roadmap, evaluate the impact of their charitable contributions and when needed serve as their philanthropic back office.

Governance and Leadership Virtual Seminar

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Registration Fees

Entire Series Individual Module
Exponent Philanthropy Members $300 $75
NonMembers $450 $100

Registration and Other Policies

Please register by clicking this link. Prior to the virtual program, you will receive your unique access information. By registering for this program, participants are agreeing to Exponent Philanthropy’s Participant Guidelines. Please contact us by email or at 202-580-6560 if you have any questions.

Platform and Accessibility

This program is on Zoom. Closed captioning available. A recording of this program will be available to those who register.