ASF local programs are informal member gatherings that help ASF members connect with and learn from other small-staff philanthropists in their communities. Local programs take place across the country and cover a wide range of topics. Some local programs are general networking opportunities without a topic — just a chance for small-staff philanthropists to network and share best practices. Most local programs have no registration fee.
Recent Local Program Topics
- Behavioral Finance
- Grants Management
- Impact Investing
- Multigenerational Philanthropy
- Getting to Impact With Your Grantmaking
Check our Educational Programs calendar to find a local program near you. The calendar is updated frequently, so be sure to check it often.
2013 Local Engagement Pilot Program
This year ASF rolled out a pilot program for local member engagement in four diverse communities across the country. The pilot program is driven by a Local Engagement Group (LEG) in each community to help ASF members connect with and learn from other local small-staff philanthropists. All four pilots will run through the end of 2013 and will give ASF a focused sample of local engagement upon which we can reflect, improve, and expand for 2014 and beyond. Each pilot LEG is coordinated by ASF member volunteers fulfilling the role of LEG coordinators.
Local Engagement Group Communities
Member Hosts: Allison Erdle, Washington Forrest Foundation; Celeste Land
Member Hosts: Suzanne Hammer, S.P. & Estelle Yates Family Foundation; Rob Greenlee, Greenlee Family Foundation
Member Hosts: Holley Martens, Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation; Chann Fowler-Spellman, Char & Chuck Family Foundation; Brenda Norton, Norton Family Foundation
San Francisco Bay Area
Member Hosts: Abbey Banks, Banks Family Foundation; Lisa Parker, Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
ASF has also provided an opt-in email discussion list for Local Engagement Group (LEG) communities. We hope members use the LEG email discussion lists to continue their conversation between programs.
Other Ways to Connect Locally
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