PFE HISTORY

Founded and generously sponsored for more than 25 years by The Foundation Roundtable, Partnership For Excellence aims to:

  • Connect leaders, explore strategies, and build skills for enhancing organizations and our communities
  • Provide tools for generating deeper impacts and professional satisfaction
  • Align relationships, communications, expectations, and outcomes to boost effectiveness
  • Use tools, frameworks and connections gained during the past annual events, where many attendees reported “best-ever” and “home-run” program experiences


In 2019, the PFE planning team ventured to experiment with convening in a completely different venue. In an intentional departure from the conventional hotel conference, the Partnership for Excellence was hosted at The Alisal Ranch in Solvang as an all-day, outdoor program for the first time.

With excellent positive feedback from 2019, the Foundation Roundtable will again generously host PFE at the beautiful Alisal Ranch in April 2020. As always, the program design is built upon decades of consistent participants’ feedback, year-after-year, that funder and peer connections and networking are the most valued cornerstone of PFE’s history.  

The Foundation Roundtable and PFE invite funders and nonprofit leaders to unplug, reconnect and recharge — exploring both the outdoors and emerging ideas from our Santa Barbara County nonprofit community.

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