Coffee Chats

Learn Through Others' Mistakes

Have you ever worked feverishly on solving a problem that was unique to your organization? Have you then found that that someone else, working with a similar organization in a different city, had solved that same problem the year before? We aim to eliminate duplicated work by sharing resources and staying connected. Our coffee chats focus on a different topic each month that poses relevant to gleaning organizations around the country. Previous topics include: CRM management/options, legal questions, volunteer management through COVID, anything relevant to our members. 

Zoom Once a Month

Coffee Chats take place once a month and the topic is decided ahead of time. While there is no formal format, and each chat is based around the needs of that topic, generally you can count on outside professionals, speakers, and/or experts in specific areas speaking for the first half of the call. The second half is your time to ask questions, connect with, and learn from one another.   

March and April Coffee Chats will be a two-part series on Grant Writing for Gleaning Organizations hosted by Morgan Curry the Executive Director of Skagit Gleaners.  This two-session workshop will explore the knowledge and practices that support effective grant writing identifying the most effective approaches to the full application cycle from prospect research to grant submission.  Attendees will also learn effective strategies for reporting, renewing and sustaining relationships with funders.  You will be equipped with valuable tools, templates and datasets that can be used in your grant writing.  

These sessions will introduce a developing area of philanthropy that is centered around equity.  While simultaneously acknowledging the harmful aspects of traditional philanthropy, we will learn about efforts that are changing conventional funding landscapes, like community centric giving and trust-based philanthropy.  Learn about what structural changes your organization can do right now to prepare for these opportunities.

March Coffee Chat – Thursday, March 23rd.  (10am PT/11am MT/Noon CT/1pm ET).  Register here. 

April Coffee Chat- Thursday, April 27th. (10am PT/11am MT/Noon CT/1 om ET) Register here. 

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