Virtual Workshop: Fostering Nonprofit and Foundation Partnerships

28 Mar, 2021

May 18, 2021
1:30pm - 3:45 pm ET

When our charitable sector thrives, so do our communities. Amplifying the work of nonprofits and foundations through partnerships propels our society forward. In this workshop, we will cover strategies for reaching out and supporting the work of the charitable sector. 

This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.


1:30 p.m.         Finding Your Match

The first step in finding a nonprofit or foundation partner is assessing what issues you are best suited to address based on your organization’s values. Understanding the right questions and research will position you to forge meaningful connections. Our experts will explore methods for reaching and pursuing partnerships with members of the charitable community. Our presenters will address:   

  • Research tips for understanding the landscape of the charitable sector  
  • Strategies for evaluating what issue areas best align with your organization  
  • Tactics for interviewing and assessing potential partners 

Anna Anderson
Vice President, Strategic Alliances
First Book


Benjamin Schorr
Senior Manager, Philanthropy and Social Impact
Kellogg Company

2:45 p.m.        Break

3:00 p.m.         Supporting Programs and Strategies

Creating a lasting relationship with a charitable organization takes time and commitment. In this session our experts will dive into how to support and create programs that will be mutually beneficial to both you and your charitable partner. This session will cover:  

  • Best practices for designing new programs  
  • Strategies for leveraging internal organization resources for your new partner 
  • Tips for maintaining open lines of communication 
  • What it takes to be a successful corporate, charitable or social organizational partner  

Keara Fenzel
Program Director

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Lindsay Singleton
Managing Director
ROKK Solutions

3:45 p.m.         Adjourn

Event Location

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This program will be hosted on a secure virtual platform. 

*Participants joining the program virtually will receive an email one week beforehand with instructions for logging on to our web-based platform. On the platform, they will be able to listen and participate through any computer or internet-enabled device, see a video of the speakers, and ask questions and participate in the discussion via a chat box.


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Register Online 

  • Members: $289
  • Non-Members: $399

Additional discounts may apply to this meeting. These discounts may include:

For multiple registrants: A discount will apply to the standard member/non-member rate for organizations that register two or more participants for the same meeting. The first registrant will pay full price, the second participant will receive a 10% discount and each additional registrant will receive a 15% discount. To register multiple participants, you may either register online or download the print and fax registration form.

Member discounts: Discounts for members are applied to all Public Affairs Council meetings.

Non-members: Join the Council today, and save by registering at the member rate and using the $200 new-member coupon you will receive. Contact our membership team for information about joining the Council.

Questions? Contact us at 202.787.5950.

Erica Harris

Erica Harris
Public Affairs Associate
202.787.5977 | email