Grantors Panel: Hear the Funders’ Perspective

Bay Area YANA Grantors Panel on Sept 21: Hear the Funders’ Perspective

Want to improve your non-profit organization’s fundraising? Join YANA (Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance) for its Grantors Panel to hear from the perspective of the funder and those who work in philanthropy.
Panel Topics Include:

  • Understanding the funder mindset: what funders are thinking about as they review requests, such as board dynamics, the other proposals they are considering, and the community context.
  • Presenting your organization and its programs to funders, including stories, data, and participant/client-centric approaches.
  • Understanding alternative revenue streams, including collective giving via giving circles, Give Out Days, and inspiring individuals to give.


Judi Powell (Yale ’86 BA, Pierson College, Stanford ’94 PhD) is a Senior Program Staff member at Pacific Foundation Services, LLC, a private foundation management firm. Her extensive experience in philanthropy, research and evaluation centers on clients in early childhood development, education, and life improvement for disadvantaged children, youth, and families.  Prior to PFS, Judi held leadership positions at Peninsula Community Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers and founded Seven Hills Philanthropy.

Ted Russell (Yale ’85 BA, Calhoun College, UCLA ’91 MBA) is an organizational consultant with 25 years of experience working with nonprofit arts organizations and funders. He served as an arts senior program officer at the James Irvine Trust Foundation from 2005-2016.

Alice Y. Hom (Yale ’89 BA, Trumbull College, UCLA ’02 MA, Claremont Graduate University ’11 PhD) is a consultant in the philanthropy and nonprofit sector. Prior positions include: Director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and Director of the Intercultural Community Center at Occidental College. Alice serves on the board of Borealis Philanthropy and is a gubernatorial appointee to California Humanities.

Wednesday September 21, 6:30-8:00PM

Davis Wright Tremaine

505 Montgomery Street, 8th Floor

refreshments provided

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