Nicky Goren, and Board Chair Josh Bernstein, share why the Meyer Foundation is working to address systemic inequity through our strategic plan and alongside WRAG through the Putting Racism on the Table.
The Meyer Foundation announced today that it has partnered with a group of private donors and The Bridgespan Group, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit consulting and advisory firms, to launch Leading for Impact – DC Region, a program that will provide training, coaching, and consulting support to the leadership teams of 50 organizations over the next five years.
We're pleased to announce that two new program officers will join our staff on January 19!
Today, we’re unveiling our new strategic plan, which aims to better align our resources with those needs. This plan will shift how we approach our grantmaking and our role in the region—and we hope it inspires others to join us with a spirit of fierce urgency.
Thank you, once again, to everyone who participated in our online community forum over the summer. Your input and insights have been invaluable to our planning process. We’re excited to report that, after an intensive nine-month process, we will launch our strategic plan in mid-December.
The board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation has elected Bo Menkiti, Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties, to a three-year term on the Foundation’s board, beginning in November 2015.
As soon as Thanksgiving décor starts making all-too-early appearances in grocery stores, we know the holidays are rushing towards us. In our nonprofit community, this is also the season to review, refresh and deliver outreach plans for year-end giving. According to Giving USA 2014, Americans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014 and 72% of that money came from individuals. A strong year-end appeal that engages individual donors can help ring in the New Year on strong financial footing for your important work.
All of us—regardless of profession, sector, or circumstance—have experienced the power of storytelling. And many of us have been compelled to action for causes and organizations because of stories that resonated on an emotional level.
Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, these team members will play a central role in implementing the Foundation’s new strategic plan, which calls for Meyer to work more visibly and collaboratively toward shared community goals in the interconnected areas of educational attainment, employment, affordable housing, and financial stability for low-income individuals and families.
We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Meyer Foundation’s first-ever online community forum. Over the next two weeks, we invite you to participate in a conversation that will help us refine our strategic plan and ensure that Meyer’s goals and direction align with our broader community’s vision for the future.