1st Thursday Briefing: The Real Cost of Equity

1st Thursday Briefing: The Real Cost of Equity
Recently a number of foundation and corporate leaders have increased the focus on the issue of equity. But how will funders be able to deliver on their equity goals, when their grantees lack the human capital, adaptive capacity, and liquidity needed to support effective programs and services?

When staff of grantee organizations are on public assistance, lacking benefits and barely making ends meet on poverty wages, are funders really supporting equity? When it comes to funding equity, it is not just what you fund, but how you fund. As corporate citizen professionals seek to help support equity goals, it is critical they are able to engage in honest conversations about what it really costs to deliver those outcomes.

David Greco, President & CEO, Social Sector Partners

A nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant on creating a more financially sustainable and effective social sector, David Greco brings more than 25 years of experience in in driving the growth and impact of social sector organizations.

Most recently, David led the Real Cost Project in California, a statewide initiative that aims to increase the number of funders providing real cost funding. He also served as Interim President and CEO for Northern California Grantmakers and led their efforts to launch a new strategic direction and business model. Previously, he was the Vice President of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) for more than 5 years and Vice President of the Youth Leadership Institute.

He regularly presents as national conferences such as BoardSource, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Independent Sector, Social Enterprise Alliance, Association of Corporate Contribution Professionals, and Exponent Philanthropy as well as numerous local and regional conferences. He has provided training for staff and grantees for dozens of foundations including the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Flora & William Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Weingart Foundation, Ford Family Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation, and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

David serves on the board of Social Venture Partners Los Angeles and on the Southern California Advisory Board for Opportunity Fund. He is the author of “Nonprofit Financial Management” featured in “Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals” edited by Darian Heyman. David served for ten years in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves and earned his M.A. in Political Science from Villanova University and B.S. in History & Politics from Drexel University.

To be eligible to attend, you must be employed in a CSR function at a for-profit corporation or a corporate foundation. Your registration must indicate your company and include your business email address. All other registrations will be declined.
5/3/2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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