Executive Director Roundtable
Emerging Disruptions in the Nonprofit Sector:
Join Weingart Foundation’s Fred Ali and Thomas Tighe from Direct Relief as they share their thoughts and views on the emerging disruptions in the nonprofit sector regionally and nationally. This discussion will explore changes facing the sector as funding becomes more scarce, increasing pressure to rise to today’s societal challenges in light of a retreating public sector and the need for diversity across organizations. How is your organization evolving? Brief talk followed by extensive dialog and discussion with attendees.
Monday, December 4, 2017
8am – 10am
(27 S La Patera Ln, Goleta, CA 93117)
Fred Ali, President and CEO, Weingart Foundation
Fred Ali is president and chief executive officer of the Weingart Foundation, which works to advance fairness, inclusion, and opportunity for all Southern Californians, especially those communities hit hardest by persistent poverty. Before joining the foundation in 1999, he held senior leadership positions with a range of nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.
He serves on the board of directors of Covenant House California and the board of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. He also chairs the board of the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is a senior fellow at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Thomas Tighe, CEO, Direct Relief
Thomas Tighe has served as President and CEO of Direct Relief, a nonprofit humanitarian medical organization, since October 2000. Direct Relief, established in Santa Barbara in 1948 and funded entirely with private support, provides medical material assistance to locally run health programs around the world and in the U.S. Since Tighe’s arrival, the organization has provided cash grants of more than $40 million and furnished more than $4 billion essential medicines, equipment, and supplies to support health services for low-income people in 88 developing countries and in all 50 U.S. states, where the organization conducts the country’s largest nonprofit charitable medicines program. During this tenure, Direct Relief has been named among the world’s most innovative nonprofits by Fast Company, has been rated by Forbes as being 99 percent efficient or better in fundraising since 2001, won the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, the CECP Director’s Award, the Esri President’s Award for GIS innovation, the Office of the Surgeon General’s National Leadership and Partnership Award, and become the first U.S. nonprofit to obtain VAWD accreditation and a license to distribute Rx medications in all 50 U.S. states.