Foundation Frameworks for Private Foundations: A New Model for Impact, Leadership Series Report, GrantCraft | Foundation Center. 

Legacy Foundations and Risk-Taking: Different Approaches to Empowered Philanthropy, Philanthropy New York News.

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion By Design: A Guide for Building Vibrant Junior Leagues, Association of Junior Leagues International (forthcoming). 

​​Making Connections for Community Change, Biennial Report of The Staten Island Foundation.

Leadership for Results: Results Based Leadership Invitational, report on Workshop convened by The Staten Island Foundation in partnership with The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

After Orlando – After the Anger and Sadness – There is Work to be Done,” with Beverly Tillery, Philanthropy New York, Public Policy PhilanthroPost.

Designer and presenter, “Diversity & Inclusion: Is Your Organization Ready?” Workshop for Junior League Presidents and Presidents-Elect, Annual Conference of the Association of Junior Leagues International.

Webinar designer and host, “Understanding and Navigating Shifting Trends in Grantmaking Practice” A Conversation with Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers.

Session designer and moderator, “Meet the Grantmakers: Cracking the Code of Family Foundations,” with: Jarrett Lucas, Executive Director, Stonewall Community Foundation; Tuhina De O’Connor, Director of Donor Services, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; and Hana Sun, Program Officer, Cricket Island Foundation. Association of Fundraising Professionals, NYC Chapter.

Redefining Disaster Preparedness and Resilience,” lead author, with Brian Byrd and Betsy Dubovsky, Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Expert Q & A:  Strategic, Emergent or (fill in the blank) Philanthropy: What's the right approach?

"Charting New Terrain with Foundation Maps," Foundation Center PhilanTopic blog.

"Funding Nonprofits as Enterprises: Making it Tangible."  Webinar host and organizer, F.B. Heron Foundation and National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers.

Issue Brief: Top Learning Frameworks for Grantmakers.

"Unique Challenges of Strategy for Foundations," Webinar host and organizer.  Center for Effective Philanthropy and National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers.

Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island Nonprofits: A Town Hall Event, Report for The Staten Island Foundation.

Interview, “LearnPhilanthropy: Q & A with Dara Major,” Center for High Impact Philanthropy, University of Pennsylvania.

Bridging Learners and Content to Create New Value at LearnPhilanthropy,” Report for the Council on Foundations and Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.

“Perspectives on Grantmaker Learning,” Blog series for LearnPhilanthropy.

Panelist, "Outstanding Board Leadership: A Conversation with the Winners of the Brooke Mahoney Award."  Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management / VCG Governance Matters, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College City University of New York.

Engaging Community and Local Philanthropy: Recommendations for the Federal Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Report for The Staten Island Foundation, Brooklyn Community Foundation and Long Island Community Foundation.

“Benchmarking Evaluation in Foundations,” Webinar host and organizer, Evaluation Roundtable and National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers.

“Big Disasters Meet Big Data: Philanthropy, Disasters and Innovative Collective Capacity,” Presenter, Independent Sector Annual Conference.

Reframing the Conversation: A Briefing Paper Series on Growing Social Impact.  Series of eight original publications for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations:

Topic 1: What Do We Mean by Scale?
Topic 2: How Do
Networks Support Scale?
Topic 3: How Do We Approach
Impact and Evaluation in the Context of Scale?
Topic 4: How Does
Financial Sustainability Relate to Growth — and What Can Grantmakers Do to Support It?
Topic 5: How Can Grantmakers
Support Readiness to Scale Impact?
Topic 6: How Can Grantmakers
Aggregate Resources to Grow Impact?
Topic 7: Expanding the Impact of Grantees: How Do We
Build the Capacity of Nonprofits to Evaluate, Learn and Improve?
Topic 8: How Can Grantmakers
Focus on Nonprofit Talent to Grow Impact?

Panelist, Webinar "What Do We Mean by Scale?" Scaling What Works, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

Respondent, Initiative for Nonprofit Talent and Leadership Town Hall, Independent Sector.

“Performance: Effectiveness, Accountability and the Politics of Data,” Guest Lecture, Policy Seminar, Duke University.

Private Foundations and Public Policy: Critical Issues in Contemporary American Philanthropy, Syllabus for semester-long graduate seminar, Duke University, Terry Sanford School of Public Policy. Inaugural course, subsequently offered annually as "Philanthropy: The Powers of Money."

“Generative Planning: Values, Goals and Family Philanthropy,” Guest Lecture, MPA Seminar, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

The Rockefeller Foundation Award for Extraordinary Team Achievement.

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