Communicating with impact philanthropists
Communicating with Impact Philanthropists
What is impact philanthropy and what does it mean for my organizations? Increasingly philanthropists and funders and focused on impact and measurement, yet it can be difficult to understand or react to their desire to be more impact focused. This workshop will examine what it means to be impact focused and how your organization can embrace some of the concepts of impact philanthropy so your organization can be more aligned with these funders and ultimately more focused on the impact it is trying to achieve.
Christine Kendall, Founding Partner, SmarterGive
Christine Kendall is the Founding Partner of SmarterGive where she provides strategic advice on high-impact philanthropy to individuals, families and businesses. At SmarterGive, she helps donors to be more effective grantmakers and ultimately to drive greater impact on the lives of others. Prior to SmarterGive, Christine spent much of her career in strategy consulting, at both LEK and FSG. While at FSG, a consulting firm focused exclusively on the social sector, she gained a deep knowledge and understanding social impact. She has not only worked with funders but has experience working with many non-profits, large collaboratives, and government organizations. She has extensive global development experience having worked on projects across the world. Prior to entering consulting, she worked for Dana-Farber Cancer Center, and several research think-tanks in Boston and Washington DC. She has also taught public health at an elementary school in Achaise, Ghana. Christine has a master’s in healthcare management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. with honors in economics and history from Colby College. She lives with her family in Weston and, in her free time, she enjoys distance running, yoga, and travelling with her family.