Generously sponsored by The Foundation Roundtable for more than 25 years, the Partnership for Excellence (PFE) convenes hundreds of Santa Barbara County nonprofit and foundation staff and leaders to learn, network, and collaborate together.
This fall, join us on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 for a virtual event focused on re-connecting members of our sector, pausing to reflect, and moving forward in a pandemic-informed world.
The past 18 months have been difficult and demanding for our nonprofit sector in ways too numerous to note here. Now, our workforce is on the front lines of community and systems changes as programs, services and businesses reopen in earnest and manage ongoing health guidelines.
We are hopeful and we are exhausted.
We are committed and often over-committed.
We are compassionate, resilient, and strained.
At the Partnership for Excellence 2021, how might we reconnect to share, renew our spirits, and explore pathways to collectively strengthen our community together?
On October 20, Community Connections will highlight some of the many positive shifts, new alliances and important lessons in our region in response to simultaneous pandemic/economic challenges and social justice movements/ DEIA advances. This year’s program elevates new or strengthened partnerships, funding models, programs and services, equity issues and awareness, and factors influencing our ways of working and grantmaking.
Imagine hearing from your peers about what changes organizations, foundations and leaders want to keep, to build on, or to let go of in our communities.