Join EPIP Colorado for a coffee chat on Friday, June 7th, from 8:30am-10am at Fluid Coffee Bar (501 E. 19th Ave. Denver, Colorado 80203) for a chat about personal influence, power, and leadership. Arrive between 8:30am-9am, grab a cuppa or a snack, connect with new and current friends, and we'll chat between 9am-10am!
People in philanthropy have different levels of power and influence based on our positions within our organizations and structures in which we operate. We can all be leaders from whatever position we hold, and we'd love to facilitate peer learning and assistance in developing strategies to leverage our individual power and influence. We'll base our conversation off of this blog post, "Exploring Influence without Authority" by Kad Smith and this article, "What Love Looks Like in Philanthropy", by F. Javier Torres and Leila Tamari, which provides one example of increasing transparency and sharing power in philanthropy.
Questions to consider discussing with your philanthropeers include:
- What is the difference between influence and power? What is your positional power?
- How do you leverage either or both influence and power towards social justice in your organization?
- What strategies have you used - successful or not - to influence policies and practices at your organization?
- What does leadership mean to you? What do you wish was different about leadership in philanthropy?
Hope to see you there!
501 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
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