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Connections and Conversations: Navigating a Career in Philanthropy

October 7th, 2021
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Zoom - information to be emailed
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Best practices
Base fee:
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Navigating a career in philanthropy can be challenging for a host of reasons, including, but certainly not limited to the impact of a pandemic forcing most of us to operate in a nearly 100% virtual environment. Making connections and finding opportunities to build strong relationships across the sector can be difficult. Creating a strong network can be a critical resource in developing your own leadership skills and finding your place in the region’s philanthropic space. 

Please join Philanthropy Massachusetts and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy’s Boston Chapter for a conversation with a diverse panel of sector thought leaders who will discuss how mentorship has shaped their career journeys. The group of leaders will discuss strategies to leverage your network, particularly in virtual spaces, and how they see philanthropy continuing to evolve and grow. This session will help model the networking and soft skills that can be helpful in establishing long lasting, constructive relationships that will help you design the career that you want for yourself. Whether philanthropy represents your first professional experience or you are entering the sector from a career in another field, we welcome you to join us in community as we all look to build a more equitable philanthropy.


Caroline EasleyDeputy Director, Wagner Foundation

Rebecca Fracassa, Director of Community Impact, Comcast

Giles LiSenior Program Officer, Barr Foundation

Lisa Owens, Executive Director, The Hyams Foundation


Registration type: 
Normal registration

Zoom Instructions

Zoom information: Zoom information for the program will be sent out to all registrants one week before AND in the afternoon of the business day before the session is scheduled to take place.  Please reach out to info@philanthropyma.org if you believe you are registered for this program and do not receive the link.

Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session (for paid programs, you will be charged a discounted fee for these materials).  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

Philanthropy MA Policies

Refunds: When an event or program requires payment, payment is required in advance unless alternative arrangements have been made with an Philanthropy MA staff member. If payment has not been received and/or arrangements have not been made three or more business days before the event date, Philanthropy MA reserves the right to cancel your unpaid reservation. Philanthropy MA does not provide refunds, but a credit good for one year may be issued for future events if notice of nonattendance is received three or more business days prior to the event. If you need to cancel your event registration, please email Philanthropy MA staff at info@philanthropyma.org.

No SolicitationsPhilanthropy MA values knowledge sharing – connecting people with each other and with information. We strive to create a welcoming, collegial atmosphere at all of our events. We kindly ask program participants to refrain from soliciting other participants for business or grants while at events hosted by us, regardless of venue. 

AccessibilityTo inquire about accessibility of our programs, please email info@philanthropyma.org.

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