Upcoming Event: Lunch and Learn, “The Shared Gifting Model”

EPIP Lunch & Learn: “The Shared Gifting Model”

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

RSF Social Finance
1002 O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you turned grantees into grantors?  What would happen if you empowered your grantees to allocate funding to their peers through a gifting model? 

RSF Social Finance held the first Shared Gifting convening in the Bay Area with local San Francisco Food and Agricultural nonprofits to ask the question: how can gift money be used to foster community and collaboration? Join us for a lunch discussion to find out what they learned from this experience and explore how foundations can leverage funding to build grantee communities and increase impact.

Featured speaker: Kelley Buhles, Program Manager, Philanthropic Services, RSF Social Finance

Kelley Buhles has worked in Philanthropic Services at RSF Social Finance since 2005. RSF Social Finance is non-profit financial services organization committed to transforming the way the world works with money. In partnership with a community of donors and investors, RSF offers investing, lending and giving services and fosters spirited conversations about the role our monetary system should play in the development of humanity. At RSF Kelley manages the Philanthropic Services department which includes Donor Advised Funds and grant making programs. Previously she served as the Vice President of the board of the Haight Ashbury Food Program, acted as coordinator for the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition, and directed an interactive art theme camp at Burning Man. She graduated from San Diego State with a degree in Anthropology.

RSVP at [email protected] by August 19. Space is limited and preference will be given to current EPIP members.

Lunch will be provided. Group transportation details to RSF will be given when you RSVP.

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