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“Effective Philanthropy in Challenging Times,”
A Week with Non-Profit Leader Richard Marker
May 12, 2009, Volume 55, No. 33

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice is hosting a June 15-19 seminar, Effective Philanthropy in Challenging Times featuring Richard Marker, a leader in the non-profit sector. An introduction to the essence of grant-making and philanthropy, this seminar is designed for those in their first few years in the non-profit sector.

“Richard Marker is a legend in the non-profit sector,” Dr. Richard Gelles, dean of the School, said, “and this conference is a unique opportunity for the new generation of philanthropy professionals to interact with 24 of their esteemed colleagues in an intimate venue, to network and to gain a body of knowledge that is imperative to the survival and the future of philanthropy, especially during economically challenging times like these.”

Topics include changes in the philanthropic environment, generational differences in philanthropic giving, trends in grant-making approaches, philanthropic policies and ethics, best practices and the law.

Those who wish to attend can register at www.sp2.upenn.edu/effectivephilanthropy/registration.html or by contacting Meg Ferguson at (610) 761-8046 or meg@vhmarketing.com. The registration deadline is May 29, and enrollment is limited to 25.


Almanac - May 12, 2009, Volume 55, No. 33