Now Is the Time to Change the Face of Board Leadership: How Small Funders Can Do It

Complimentary for Exponent Philanthropy members / $60 non-members

Please join us for this pre-recorded event. The speakers will join for a live Q&A following the session. 

Recruiting board members who represent the community and know its needs and assets can empower small foundations. Through changing who sits on your board, you can better serve your community, build accountability, and explore what it means to share power. Learn how lean funders can partner with leadership development groups to train community members for board service, creating a leadership pipeline for their foundations and their grantees. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize at least 3 reasons to diversify your board and those of grantees. 
  • Articulate 4 steps for getting started. 

A recording of the full program, including the live Q&A, will be provided to those who register.


Sheena Solomon
Executive Director, The Gifford Foundation 

As executive director of The Gifford Foundation, Sheena is fully committed and engaged in racial justice and equity work. She is passionate about fostering growth in others, developing and implementing a wide range of programs including leadership development training focused on increasing diversity of nonprofit boards and the “What If…” Mini-Grants initiative, a resource for growth in Syracuse neighborhoods.  

Angela M. Douglas
Co-Executive Director, Vera House, Inc. 

Angela serves as the co-executive director of Vera House, a Syracuse-based victim services agency covering Onondaga County. She has diverse career experience in education, juvenile justice, alternative dispute resolution, nonprofit leadership, and entrepreneurship. As a consultant for over 25 years, Angela has provided infrastructure and program design, capacity building, board development, and organizational leadership guidance.  

Who Should Attend

This program is open to foundation donors, trustees, and staff; individual donors; donor advised fund holders; and members of giving circles.

Registration and Other Policies

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Platform and Accessibility

This program uses Zoom; automated closed captioning available. We can provide additional accommodations upon request (e.g. live captioner, ASL interpreter). Please contact or call 202-580-6560 by April 28 if you need any accommodations