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TFR Webinar – Common Cause: Aligning foundations and consultants for more effective philanthropy

May 13, 2015 @ 1:00 PM2:00 PM EDT

Chris Cardona of the Ford Foundation and Barbara Kibbe of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation will share their insights on the challenges in aligning foundation staff and external consultant skills and expectations in order to have an effective engagement.

Read Chris and Barbara’s articles in the current issue of The Foundation Review then join your colleagues for a lively presentation and discussion.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
1:00 – 2:00 EDT
This issue of The Foundation Review on Philanthropy Consulting was developed in partnership with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers.
Chris Cardona Chris Cardona is Program Officer for Philanthropy at the Ford Foundation, responsible for the U.S. grantmaking portfolio on philanthropic infrastructure and practice, and engaging with the philanthropic community on issues impacting the sector. Before joining Ford in 2015, Chris led philanthropic services for TCC Group, specializing in strategy, capacity building, and evaluation for the social sector. Over seven years, he led projects for clients including the Gates Foundation, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, St. David’s Foundation, Echoing Green, and the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Previously, Chris worked at Hispanics in Philanthropy, opening its New York office. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Williams College, and a masters and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Barbara KibbeBarbara Kibbe is Director of Organizational Effectiveness at S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. In this role, she is responsible for fostering a culture of continuous learning, improvement, innovation, and strategic risk-taking. Barbara works with program staff to enhance grantmaking practices for impact and to develop grantee effectiveness and sustainability. She comes to the Foundation with 25 years of experience in philanthropy as an executive, a consultant, a grantmaker, and a foundation program director working with family, private, corporate, and community foundations. Barbara is co-author of Succeeding with Consultants and Grantmaking Basics. In 2010, she co-authored What’s Next for Philanthropy. She is a founder of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), an organization dedicated to building knowledge, promoting learning, and encouraging dialogue on nonprofit and grantmaker effectiveness. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Wagner College and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School.




Thank you to the NNCG webinar series sponsors for supporting this webinar and for helping make the journal possible.



May 13, 2015
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM