The Foundation Review Webinars

Quarterly webinars provide additional insights from the authors. Sponsored webinars and those older than two years are free to view below or in the playlist.

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On June 27, 2019, The Foundation Review presented a webinar based on articles in Vol. 11, Issue 1 on “Foundation Learning. Contact Pat Robinson if you are a subscriber and would like to view the recording.


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Growing a Marketplace for Impact Investing


Stephanie Gripne, Impact Finance Center, Joanne Kelley, Colorado Association of Funders, and Kathy Merchant, Impact Finance Center, discuss kick-starting a regional impact investing network and the role that foundations and regional grantmaker associations can play in this March 9, 2017 webinar based on their article, “Laying the Groundwork for a National Impact Investing Marketplace,.”

The Future of Community


In this webinar, Laurel Carlton, Director, Leadership Initiatives and Governance, Community Foundations of Canada, shares her experiences with the Canadian network of community foundations as they adopted a knowledge-driven approach to leadership. Deborah Markley, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, shares the latest thinking about economic development philanthropy. Based on the articles in “Vol. 8 Issue 3.


Implementation Science: Bridging Strategy and Practice


In this webinar, Allen Smart (Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust), Douglas Easterling (Wake Forest School of Medicine), and Allison Metz (University of North Carolina) share their work in using implementation science tools in the Healthy Places NC initiative. Thomas Kelly, of the Hawaii Community Foundation, offers observations based on his own experience with implementation science. Based on articles in “Vol. 8 Issue 2.”

A Foundation’s Theory of Philanthropy


Michael Quinn Patton presents a webinar based on the article, “A Foundation’s Theory of Philanthropy: What It Is, What It Provides, How To Do It.” co-authored with Nathaniel Foote, and James Radner. in Vol. 7 Issue 4.


Embrace Your Inner Publisher


Gabriela Fitz and Nicolette Lodico, September 15, 2015. Based on the article, “Grey Matter(s): Embracing the Publisher Within” in Vol. 7 Iss 2.

Common Cause: Aligning Foundations and Consultants


With Chris Cardona and Barbara Kibbe. Based on the articles, “Both Sides of the Equation” by Barbara Kibbe and “Balancing Content and Process Expertise in the Practice of Foundation Consulting” by Chris Cardona, in Vol. 7 Issue 1.


Aligning Grants with Strategy


Lori Fuller, Dec. 4, 2014. Based on the article, “Using a Priority Grid as a Tool for Shaping Strategy and Building Impact” in Vol. 6 Iss. 3.

Being the Change You Want to See: Three Foundations’ Paths Toward Racial Equity


Lori Bezahler, Edward Hazen Foundation, Christopher J. King, Consumer Health Foundation, and Carrie Pickett-Erway, Kalamazoo Community Foundation discuss their organizations’ work toward racial equity with moderator Susan Taylor Batten. The webinar is based on articles in The Foundation Review’s special issue on “Racial Equity Vol. 6, Issue 1.


Helping Philanthropy and Government Work Better Together


With: James Ferris and Karen Aldridge-Eason. This webinar is based on the article “Offices of Strategic Partnerships: Helping Philanthropy and Government Work Better Together” by James M. Ferris and Nicholas P. O. Williams in Vol. 5 Issue 4.

Learning as Strategy


Nov. 5, 2013. Presented by Patricia Patrizi and Elizabeth Heid Thompson, co-authors with Julia Coffman and Tanya Beer of “Eyes Wide Open: Learning as Strategy Under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty” in Vol. 5. Issue 3.


Inside Foundation Evaluation


With: Julia Coffman and Tanya Beer, authors of “Benchmarking Evaluation in Foundations: Do We Know What We Are Doing?” Vol. 5 Issue 2.

Network Principles for Collaboration Success


With: Jane Wei-Skillern, co-author of the article, “Four Network Principles for Collaboration Success” with Nora Silver in Vol. 5 Issue 1.


Impact Investing: Lessons from the Field


With: Amy Cheney, Kathy Merchant, and Robert Killins, co-authors of “Impact Investing: A 21st Century Tool to Attract and Retain Donors” in Vol. 4 Issue 4.

College Access Network: Collective Impact Revisited


With: Nathan Daun-Barnett and Jeff Cohen. Based on the article, “Models of Social Change: Community Foundations and Agenda Setting” in Vol. 4, Issue 4, co-authored by Nathan Daun-Barnett, Jessica Wangelin, and Haley Lamm.


Tactics in Philanthropy: The Case of the Moving Spotlight


With: Dan Martin and Alan Holt. Based on the article, “Tactics in Philanthropy: The Case of the Moving Spotlight” by Dan Martin in Vol. 4. Issue 3.

Building the Capacity of Networks to Achieve System Change


With: Doug Easterling, Sandra Mikush, and Gayle Williams. Based on the article, “Building the Capacity of Networks to Achieve Systems Change” by Doug Easterling in Vol. 4 Issue 2.