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WEBINAR: Sustaining Civil Society: Lessons from Five Pooled Funds in Eastern Europe

Sustaining Civil Society: Lessons from Five Pooled Funds in Eastern Europe

Presenting a report on the long-term impact of a series of investments made to build civil society in Eastern Europe and exploring its relevance to funders today

Thursday 7 November 2019, 16:00 – 17:00 CET / 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern

This event has already taken place. If you are a member of the HRFN or Ariadne networks, please register here to view this Webinar on demand: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oQrmTStrSt2YK5cF6DbVoQ

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Description:

Please join Ariadne and HRFN on November 7, 2019 at 15.00 UTC / 10.00am Eastern / 16.00 CET for a webinar to present a recently released report on Sustaining Civil Society: Lessons from Five Pooled Funds in Eastern Europe by Barry Gaberman, Merrill Sovner, and William Moody. This report analyzes the long-term impact of a series of investments made to build civil society in Eastern Europe. Barry, Merrill, and Bill will present their findings and we will explore how this research is relevant to funders today who are working to combat shrinking civil society spaces around the world.

Speakers:

Poonam Joshi, Director of the Funders Initiative for Civil Society, will moderate the discussion.

Barry Gaberman joined the Ford Foundation in 1971 and served in various capacities until he retired in 2006 as Senior Vice President. He has served on the boards of the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, Council on Foundations, the Independent Sector, the European Foundation Centre, the International Fellowships Fund, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Oxfam America, and has been the chair of the Foundation Center, WINGS, BoardSource, and the Global Fund for Community Foundations. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

Merrill Sovner is a Ph.D. Candidate in political science and a Research Fellow at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She has worked in philanthropy for almost 15 years, including as Deputy Director of the East East Beyond Borders Program of the Open Society Foundations and on strategic evaluations for the Atlantic Philanthropies. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Michigan and the London School of Economics and Political Science, respectively.

William Moody joined the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in 1968 and served as Program Officer and Director until his retirement in 2007, as documented in his memoir, Staying the Course: Reflections on 40 Years of Grantmaking at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. He served on the boards of the Baltic-American Partnership Fund and the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as for International House New York, the Belgian-American Education Foundation and the Woodstock Foundation in Vermont. He holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Northwestern University, the University of Michigan Law School and the Institute of European Studies of the Free University of Brussels.

This event has already taken place. If you are a member of the HRFN or Ariadne networks, please register here to view this Webinar on demand: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oQrmTStrSt2YK5cF6DbVoQ

If you are requesting to view this Webinar on demand you may need to wait for your request to be approved by HRFN, since recordings are only available to members of the HRFN and Ariadne networks.

Survey:

If you have already attended or viewed this Webinar, please complete the post-Webinar survey here so that we may use your suggestions to improve future Webinars and design programs: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sustainingcivilsociety