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  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD
    GoToWebinar

    Webinar: Race and Justice in the Climate Movement

    A challenge as complex as climate change demands approaches that link its social and ecological dimensions. Importantly, the destructive effects of our fossil­fuel­based way of life are uneven, harming some people more than others. The impacts of climate change are also uneven. For example, coastal storms, sea level rise, and drought disproportionately affect certain populations. Real solutions to the climate crisis will require a significant level of socioeconomic change, as we de­carbonize many sectors of society including energy, agriculture, and transportation, to name a few. Socioeconomic restructuring on this scale raises the critical issue of equity: solutions must work for everyone.

    To best create climate solutions that meet the needs of everyone, we must create space for historically less privileged populations to lead. A more inclusive and intersectional movement will allow all groups to learn how patterns of oppression and privilege operate in our society, as well as, understand how they intersect with environmental justice and the ability to influence public policy. It will also build trusting relationships that leverage the power of diverse alliances and intersections, broadening our work beyond the confines of single­issue environmental organizing.

    To that end, this webinar will answer the following: “How can we honor the intersectionality of climate change in a way that invites historically excluded populations to lead us toward an unstoppable climate movement?” Participants will walk away with guidance and lessons learned from philanthropists and practitioners who are applying an inclusive and intersectional approach to strengthen their work.

    Co-Sponsored by Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA)

    Speakers:

    • Farhad Ebrahimi, Chorus Foundation
    • Samantha Harvey, Environmental Program Officer, Overbrook Foundation; Program Manager, BEA for Impact
    • Vernard Williams, Director, Race and Justice Initiative, Alliance for Climate Education
    • Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director, UPROSE

    Purchase $10 tickets below.

    Are you an EPIP Member? Get your free registration here. 

     


    Learn more about the presenters:

    Elizabeth_Yeampierre_.jpgElizabeth Yeampierre

    Elizabeth Yeampierre  is Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community based organization. Her award winning vision for an inter-generational, multi-cultural and community led organization is the driving force behind UPROSE.

    Ms. Yeampierre was a member of the People’s Climate March Mobilization team and played a major role in ensuring the frontline was made up of young people of color . She was the first Latina to chair the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC).   Ms. Yeampierre has also served as member of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Advisory Council.  Elizabeth advocates for the authentic engagement and leadership of communities in scientific research in their own communities.  Part of a group of national environmental justice leaders to brief the Obama transition team in 2008, Elizabeth was selected as the opening speaker at the first White House Forum on Environmental Justice. 

    Elizabeth founded the NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit, a space where young people of color throughout the City come to learn how to engage their local communities in addressing climate change. Most recently, in response to the community’s request after Super Storm Sandy, Elizabeth created the Climate Justice and Community Resiliency Center-NYC’s first grassroots-led, bottom-up, climate adaptation and community resiliency planning project.

    Ms. Yeampierre has been a featured speaker at local, national and international forums including Sage Paris 2015, GRI  2016 Amsterdam , White House Forum on Environmental Justice, and recently the opening climate rally for Pope Francis at the National Mall.  Her work is featured in several books, in addition to TIEMPO, Latina Magazine, Vogue, Despierta America, and a variety of media outlets . Last year VOGUE called her 1 of 13 women in the world leading on climate change.

    Farhad_Headshot_for_EPIP.jpgFarhad Ebrahimi

    Farhad Ebrahimi is the founder and chair of the Chorus Foundation, which works for a just transition to a regenerative economy in the United States. The Chorus Foundation supports communities on the front lines of the old, extractive economy to build new bases of political, economic, and cultural power for systemic change.

    Farhad serves on the boards of the Democracy Alliance, Solidaire, and the Wildfire Project. He is also a musician, a lover of film and literature, and a bicycle snob.

    Farhad graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with Computer Science. He lives in Brooklyn.

    Samantha_Harvey.jpgSamantha Harvey

    Samantha Harvey is an Environment Program Officer at The Overbrook Foundation, as well as a member of the Internal Support Team for Building Equity and Alignment for Impact (BEA initiative), a grassroots-led initiative designed to reach greater sustained success for the environment and overlapping progressive movement by supporting equitable funding structures and partnerships among grassroots groups, large, national green groups and philanthropy. Through this work, Samantha is also helping to develop a “movement-building” portfolio for the Foundation. She serves on the boards of EDGE Funders Alliance and Center for Diversity and the Environment. Samantha found her environmental calling in the canyons of Utah on a 2002 Outward Bound trip, and went on to earn a Master’s in Journalism through the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. Her first career was as a modern dancer, and she has performed and taught with dance companies internationally and throughout the New York area.

    vernard_headshot.jpgVernard Williams

    Vernard Williams, J.D. is a proud father and husband. He is also a dynamic speaker and thinker who cultivates people’s leadership gifts to generate powerful change and collaboration.

    As Associate Program Director for a national non-profit Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), Vernard manages projects that empower millions of young people, particularly youth of color, to take action on climate change. He also spearheads initiatives to improve ACE’s understanding of how social issues intersect with climate change so its programming best assists youth in infusing their values into the climate movement.

    Vernard is a Brooklyn 4-H youth alum, a Howard University law graduate, and a former US Court of Appeals staff attorney. 


     

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 32 rsvps
    GoToWebinar

    Webinar: Race and Justice in the Climate Movement

    A challenge as complex as climate change demands approaches that link its social and ecological dimensions. Importantly, the destructive effects of our fossil­fuel­based way of life are uneven, harming some people more than others. The impacts of climate change are also uneven. For example, coastal storms, sea level rise, and drought disproportionately affect certain populations. Real solutions to the climate crisis will require a significant level of socioeconomic change, as we de­carbonize many sectors of society including energy, agriculture, and transportation, to name a few. Socioeconomic restructuring on this scale raises the critical issue of equity: solutions must work for everyone.

    To best create climate solutions that meet the needs of everyone, we must create space for historically less privileged populations to lead. A more inclusive and intersectional movement will allow all groups to learn how patterns of oppression and privilege operate in our society, as well as, understand how they intersect with environmental justice and the ability to influence public policy. It will also build trusting relationships that leverage the power of diverse alliances and intersections, broadening our work beyond the confines of single­issue environmental organizing.

    To that end, this webinar will answer the following: “How can we honor the intersectionality of climate change in a way that invites historically excluded populations to lead us toward an unstoppable climate movement?” Participants will walk away with guidance and lessons learned from philanthropists and practitioners who are applying an inclusive and intersectional approach to strengthen their work.

    Co-Sponsored by Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA)

    Speakers:

    • Farhad Ebrahimi, Chorus Foundation
    • Samantha Harvey, Environmental Program Officer, Overbrook Foundation; Program Manager, BEA for Impact
    • Vernard Williams, Director, Race and Justice Initiative, Alliance for Climate Education
    • Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director, UPROSE

    Learn more about the presenters:

    Elizabeth_Yeampierre_.jpgElizabeth Yeampierre

    Elizabeth Yeampierre  is Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community based organization. Her award winning vision for an inter-generational, multi-cultural and community led organization is the driving force behind UPROSE.

    Ms. Yeampierre was a member of the People’s Climate March Mobilization team and played a major role in ensuring the frontline was made up of young people of color . She was the first Latina to chair the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC).   Ms. Yeampierre has also served as member of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Advisory Council.  Elizabeth advocates for the authentic engagement and leadership of communities in scientific research in their own communities.  Part of a group of national environmental justice leaders to brief the Obama transition team in 2008, Elizabeth was selected as the opening speaker at the first White House Forum on Environmental Justice. 

    Elizabeth founded the NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit, a space where young people of color throughout the City come to learn how to engage their local communities in addressing climate change. Most recently, in response to the community’s request after Super Storm Sandy, Elizabeth created the Climate Justice and Community Resiliency Center-NYC’s first grassroots-led, bottom-up, climate adaptation and community resiliency planning project.

    Ms. Yeampierre has been a featured speaker at local, national and international forums including Sage Paris 2015, GRI  2016 Amsterdam , White House Forum on Environmental Justice, and recently the opening climate rally for Pope Francis at the National Mall.  Her work is featured in several books, in addition to TIEMPO, Latina Magazine, Vogue, Despierta America, and a variety of media outlets . Last year VOGUE called her 1 of 13 women in the world leading on climate change.


    Farhad_Headshot_for_EPIP.jpgFarhad Ebrahimi

    Farhad Ebrahimi is the founder and chair of the Chorus Foundation, which works for a just transition to a regenerative economy in the United States. The Chorus Foundation supports communities on the front lines of the old, extractive economy to build new bases of political, economic, and cultural power for systemic change.

    Farhad serves on the boards of the Democracy Alliance, Solidaire, and the Wildfire Project. He is also a musician, a lover of film and literature, and a bicycle snob.

    Farhad graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with Computer Science. He lives in Brooklyn.

    Samantha_Harvey.jpgSamantha Harvey

    Samantha Harvey is an Environment Program Officer at The Overbrook Foundation, as well as a member of the Internal Support Team for Building Equity and Alignment for Impact (BEA initiative), a grassroots-led initiative designed to reach greater sustained success for the environment and overlapping progressive movement by supporting equitable funding structures and partnerships among grassroots groups, large, national green groups and philanthropy. Through this work, Samantha is also helping to develop a “movement-building” portfolio for the Foundation. She serves on the boards of EDGE Funders Alliance and Center for Diversity and the Environment. Samantha found her environmental calling in the canyons of Utah on a 2002 Outward Bound trip, and went on to earn a Master’s in Journalism through the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. Her first career was as a modern dancer, and she has performed and taught with dance companies internationally and throughout the New York area.

    vernard_headshot.jpgVernard Williams

    Vernard Williams, J.D. is a proud father and husband. He is also a dynamic speaker and thinker who cultivates people’s leadership gifts to generate powerful change and collaboration.

    As Associate Program Director for a national non-profit Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), Vernard manages projects that empower millions of young people, particularly youth of color, to take action on climate change. He also spearheads initiatives to improve ACE’s understanding of how social issues intersect with climate change so its programming best assists youth in infusing their values into the climate movement.

    Vernard is a Brooklyn 4-H youth alum, a Howard University law graduate, and a former US Court of Appeals staff attorney.


     

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 15 rsvps
    Private Home in Valley Glen, CA

    EPIP LA July Salon Series

    The EPIP LA Steering Committee is excited to announce the second gathering of our new Salon Series on Thursday, July 28th!

    Each Salon will focus on an article, news clip, podcast or general theme, and will allow time for us to discuss and debate issues in a friendly and well-fed environment. We may not always choose articles or viewpoints that we agree with -- the point is to generate unique insights and challenge our own assumptions!

    The July Salon discussion will be focused on Effective Leadership. To get us started, here are some links to peruse:

    Simon Sinek's TED talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action

    Simon Sinek's TED talk Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

    Carol Kinsey Goman's 8 Tips for Collaborative Leadership

    Adam Grant on Becoming a More Generous Leader

  • Wednesday, August 03, 2016 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    GoToWebinar

    Webinar: Meet CHANGE Philanthropy - Joint Affinity Groups (JAG)'s new name, face and focus

    CHANGE Philanthropy (formerly known as Joint Affinity Groups) was founded in 1993 to unify identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition between our seven core partners. Collectively, we are working to integrate diversity, inclusion, and social justice into philanthropic practice. As the work of our individual partners organizations developed and deepened, so did our need to strategically address equity.  In 2015, JAG began to rethink our work, refocus our energy and transform into CHANGE Philanthropy. CHANGE_Philanthropy_small.jpg

    What makes CHANGE Philanthropy unique is an advocacy of community priorities of partners with an intersectional approach. Each partner organization organizes resources and builds connections and represent the communities that they promote. That lived experience shapes our work every day, giving us a connection to the strengths and assets of different communities as well as to their needs. Together, we’re working to raise the level of dialog and shift practice among funders so that philanthropic dollars are dispersed through equitable practices that take the true concerns of all communities to heart.

    Join this webinar to learn more about what CHANGE Philanthropy from our Coalition Catalyst,  Carly Hare. She will share the fresh mission, vision and focus areas, as well as a preview of the tools and resources CHANGE will be making available and the opportunities to be part of the movement.

    This webinar is open and free to all.


    Learn more about the presenter:

    CarlyHare.pngCarly Hare (Pawnee/Yankton) strives to live a commitment to advancing equity and community engagement through her professional and personal life. Carly recently stepped into the role of the Coalition Catalyst/National Director for CHANGE Philanthropy in 2015. Carly most recently served as Native Americans in Philanthropy’s Executive Director from 2010-2015 after five years of membership, and serving on the NAP Board of Directors. Carly has served on planning committees and presented at over 30 conferences at the intersection of equity and philanthropy. Carly held the position of the Director of Development for the Native American Rights Fund from 2009-2010. She served as Director of Programs for The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County for five years. She is a proud daughter, sister, auntie, ally, friend, advocate. Carly’s Pawnee name is <i kita u hoo <i  ]a  hiks which translates into kind leader of men.


     

  • Wednesday, August 03, 2016 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    GoToWebinar

    Webinar: Meet CHANGE Philanthropy - Joint Affinity Groups (JAG)'s new name, face and focus

    CHANGE Philanthropy (formerly known as Joint Affinity Groups) was founded in 1993 to unify identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition between our seven core partners. Collectively, we are working to integrate diversity, inclusion, and social justice into philanthropic practice. As the work of our individual partners organizations developed and deepened, so did our need to strategically address equity.  In 2015, JAG began to rethink our work, refocus our energy and transform into CHANGE Philanthropy. CHANGE_Philanthropy_small.jpg

    What makes CHANGE Philanthropy unique is an advocacy of community priorities of partners with an intersectional approach. Each partner organization organizes resources and builds connections and represent the communities that they promote. That lived experience shapes our work every day, giving us a connection to the strengths and assets of different communities as well as to their needs. Together, we’re working to raise the level of dialog and shift practice among funders so that philanthropic dollars are dispersed through equitable practices that take the true concerns of all communities to heart.

    Join this webinar to learn more about what CHANGE Philanthropy from our Coalition Catalyst,  Carly Hare. She will share the fresh mission, vision and focus areas, as well as a preview of the tools and resources CHANGE will be making available and the opportunities to be part of the movement.

    This webinar is open and free to all.


    Learn more about the presenter:

    CarlyHare.pngCarly Hare (Pawnee/Yankton) strives to live a commitment to advancing equity and community engagement through her professional and personal life. Carly recently stepped into the role of the Coalition Catalyst/National Director for CHANGE Philanthropy in 2015. Carly most recently served as Native Americans in Philanthropy’s Executive Director from 2010-2015 after five years of membership, and serving on the NAP Board of Directors. Carly has served on planning committees and presented at over 30 conferences at the intersection of equity and philanthropy. Carly held the position of the Director of Development for the Native American Rights Fund from 2009-2010. She served as Director of Programs for The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County for five years. She is a proud daughter, sister, auntie, ally, friend, advocate. Carly’s Pawnee name is <i kita u hoo <i  ]a  hiks which translates into kind leader of men.


     

  • Friday, August 05, 2016 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $20.00 USD · 14 rsvps
    Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles, CA

    Strengthsfinder Seminar

    Turn your talents into strengths!

    Discover your potential and turn your talents into your strengths! On Friday, August 5, from 10am-1pm, EPIP LA is hosting a StrengthsFinder Seminar for our Mentorship Program cohorts. We have ten open spots that we're reserving for EPIP LA Members and friends!

    The seminar will be led by Kristin Sistos, founder and CEO of Percheron Consulting, which helps people maximize their potential by tapping into their natural talents. Percheron was born from the idea that a person's greatest potential and power can be found within.

    We're offering this opportunity on a first-come, first-served basis and only ten spots remain - reserve yours today!

    Once you have purchased a ticket, we will send you a unique access code. You will be asked to fill out a short assessment in preparation for the seminar and will receive the bestselling StrengthsFinder 2.0 e-book. 

    Lunch will be provided.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    GoToWebinar

    EPIP Conference 2016 Preview - ELEVATE!

    Join us to learn more about the EPIP 2016 National Conference and why you should join us in Baltimore, September 13-15, to elevate your practice toward a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

    Content will include updates and announcements about:

    • Workshops & Speakers
    • The 15th Anniversary Reception
    • Learning Tours 
    • Special trainings & sessions
    • Why we chose Baltimore
    • How this fits in the larger work of EPIP

     from Tamir Novotny and members of the planning committee who have made the conference possible. 

    More details forthcoming!

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    GoToWebinar

    EPIP Conference 2016 Preview - ELEVATE!

    Join us to learn more about the EPIP 2016 National Conference and why you should join us in Baltimore, September 13-15, to elevate your practice toward a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

    Content will include updates and announcements about:

    • Workshops & Speakers
    • The 15th Anniversary Reception
    • Learning Tours 
    • Special trainings & sessions
    • Why we chose Baltimore
    • How this fits in the larger work of EPIP

     from Tamir Novotny and members of the planning committee who have made the conference possible. 

    More details forthcoming!

    EPIP-horizontal_banner_graphic-27.png

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD
    Case Foundation, 1717 Rhode Island Avenue NW Unit 700 Washington, DC 20036

    Better Grantmaking Through Evidence

    Making informed decisions in the context of philanthropy and policy seems like a sensible, even obvious goal. Yet the actual practice of optimizing organizational decisions using the best evidence available is quite challenging. In this session, funders, researchers, and decision theorists will share a diverse and thought provoking set of approaches to directing dollars and resources where they can do the most good.

    Speakers:

    Moderator:

    Ian David Moss, Senior Director of Information Strategy, Fractured Atlas

     

    Are you an EPIP member? Click here for FREE member registration.

    Nonmembers: $10 fee (register below)

     


    Learn more about the presenters:

    Elizabeth Suarez: Beth Suarez is responsible for the GuideStar Foundation Membership Program and for securing general operating and strategic gifts in support of GuideStar's mission. Beth joined GuideStar with 25 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and development, including positions with PBS, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Catholic Charities USA. Throughout her career, Beth has directly solicited, or empowered, trained, and counseled staff and teams in raising, in aggregate, more than $1 billion in contributions. She is active in the local nonprofit community, serving on several nonprofit boards and participating in pro-bono nonprofit projects through Compass. Beth received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University.

    Robin Lipp: Robin works for the DC Office of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, where he manages the Foundation’s Evidence-Based Innovation (EBI) portfolio. EBI focuses on projects that improve the capacity of governments to use and build policy-relevant evidence. Before joining the Foundation, he served as a Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellow in Nonprofit Law at the Vera Institute of Justice, where he worked on a number of initiatives to support Vera’s legal department, demonstration projects, and centers, including its Center on Sentencing and Corrections. Robin holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Swarthmore College.

    Sara Farley: Sara co-founded the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI), nurturing it from a concept to an organization that today serves more than 60 countries and one that The Rockefeller Foundation designated as one of the "Top 100 Social Innovations for the next century".  Over the seven years since GKI’s founding, Sara’s cultivated more than 1000 strategic partners globally, hailing from universities, private sector, government, and civil society.  She manages design for and oversees all GKI programs, including collaborative innovation trainings, network optimization programs (e.g., formulating/ sustaining problem-solving networks), and collaborative innovation strategy setting (with partners including the World Bank, African Development Bank, etc.).  Prior to founding GKI, Sara spent a decade as an innovation strategist for the World Bank and other donor and development organizations.  She has been commissioned by national governments, and international development organizations to lead thinking, develop networks, and devise policies to strengthen developing countries' science and innovation capacity. Sara graduated with honors in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University’s School of Engineering where she also earned a Masters degree in International Policy Studies. Following her time at Stanford, she was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellow at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. 

    Lewis Bollard: Lewis Bollard leads the Open Philanthropy Project’s strategy for Farm Animal Welfare. Prior to joining Open Philanthropy, he worked as Policy Advisor & International Liaison to the CEO at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Prior to that, he was a litigation fellow at HSUS, a law student, and an associate consultant at Bain & Company. He has a B.A. from Harvard University in Social Studies and a JD from Yale Law School.

    Ian David Moss: As Senior Director of Information Strategy, Ian David Moss works with Fractured Atlas and the wider field to support informed decision-making on behalf of the arts. Drawing upon cutting-edge analytical forecasting and social-sector evaluation techniques, he helps promote a culture of learning and assessment at his own organization and others. Evidence-based strategic frameworks that Ian helped create have guided the distribution of nearly $75 million in grants to date by some of the nation’s most important arts funders, and he has become a recognized authority on cultural data and research and its use across the sector. He holds BA and MBA degrees from Yale University and is based in Washington, DC.

     

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Case Foundation, 1717 Rhode Island Avenue NW Unit 700 Washington, DC 20036

    Better Grantmaking Through Evidence

    Making informed decisions in the context of philanthropy and policy seems like a sensible, even obvious goal. Yet the actual practice of optimizing organizational decisions using the best evidence available is quite challenging. In this session, funders, researchers, and decision theorists will share a diverse and thought provoking set of approaches to directing dollars and resources where they can do the most good.

    Speakers:

    Moderator:

    Ian David Moss, Senior Director of Information Strategy, Fractured Atlas 

     


    Learn more about the presenters:

    Elizabeth Suarez: Beth Suarez is responsible for the GuideStar Foundation Membership Program and for securing general operating and strategic gifts in support of GuideStar's mission. Beth joined GuideStar with 25 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and development, including positions with PBS, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Catholic Charities USA. Throughout her career, Beth has directly solicited, or empowered, trained, and counseled staff and teams in raising, in aggregate, more than $1 billion in contributions. She is active in the local nonprofit community, serving on several nonprofit boards and participating in pro-bono nonprofit projects through Compass. Beth received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University.

    Robin Lipp: Robin works for the DC Office of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, where he manages the Foundation’s Evidence-Based Innovation (EBI) portfolio. EBI focuses on projects that improve the capacity of governments to use and build policy-relevant evidence. Before joining the Foundation, he served as a Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellow in Nonprofit Law at the Vera Institute of Justice, where he worked on a number of initiatives to support Vera’s legal department, demonstration projects, and centers, including its Center on Sentencing and Corrections. Robin holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Swarthmore College.

    Sara Farley: Sara co-founded the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI), nurturing it from a concept to an organization that today serves more than 60 countries and one that The Rockefeller Foundation designated as one of the "Top 100 Social Innovations for the next century".  Over the seven years since GKI’s founding, Sara’s cultivated more than 1000 strategic partners globally, hailing from universities, private sector, government, and civil society.  She manages design for and oversees all GKI programs, including collaborative innovation trainings, network optimization programs (e.g., formulating/ sustaining problem-solving networks), and collaborative innovation strategy setting (with partners including the World Bank, African Development Bank, etc.).  Prior to founding GKI, Sara spent a decade as an innovation strategist for the World Bank and other donor and development organizations.  She has been commissioned by national governments, and international development organizations to lead thinking, develop networks, and devise policies to strengthen developing countries' science and innovation capacity. Sara graduated with honors in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University’s School of Engineering where she also earned a Masters degree in International Policy Studies. Following her time at Stanford, she was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellow at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. 

    Lewis Bollard: Lewis Bollard leads the Open Philanthropy Project’s strategy for Farm Animal Welfare. Prior to joining Open Philanthropy, he worked as Policy Advisor & International Liaison to the CEO at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Prior to that, he was a litigation fellow at HSUS, a law student, and an associate consultant at Bain & Company. He has a B.A. from Harvard University in Social Studies and a JD from Yale Law School.

    Ian David Moss: As Senior Director of Information Strategy, Ian David Moss works with Fractured Atlas and the wider field to support informed decision-making on behalf of the arts. Drawing upon cutting-edge analytical forecasting and social-sector evaluation techniques, he helps promote a culture of learning and assessment at his own organization and others. Evidence-based strategic frameworks that Ian helped create have guided the distribution of nearly $75 million in grants to date by some of the nation’s most important arts funders, and he has become a recognized authority on cultural data and research and its use across the sector. He holds BA and MBA degrees from Yale University and is based in Washington, DC.