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Passing Gear philanthropy in Alabama
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
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‘Wicked Problems’ Call for Innovative Solutions: Passing Gear Philanthropy in Alabama
Presented in partnership with MDC and Alabama Giving

Vulcan Park and Museum
Thursday, April 19, 2018 · 10:30am–3:00pm (CT)

Last year, SECF and MDC came together to publish Philanthropy as the South's Passing Gear: Fulfilling the Promise. Released a decade after the first 'Passing Gear' study, this report offers an update on the state of the region, noting issues that the South needs to face and change, while also providing a framework for achieving lasting impact and highlighting recent examples of transformative philanthropy led by Southern foundations.

On Thursday, April 19, Alabama grantmakers have an exclusive opportunity for a deeper exploration of how Passing Gear principles can be applied specifically to the communities in their state. In partnership with Alabama Giving, SECF and MDC are offering an exclusive opportunity to hear from MDC President David Dodson examine the challenges facing the state - and the innovative solutions grantmakers can pursue to address them.

MDC President David Dodson will lead an interactive discussion on how Alabama foundations can apply the principles of Passing Gear philanthropy to address adaptive challenges - those problems in which our ideals are challenged by the reality of current circumstances. Participants will be invited to explore the "wicked problems" they are working on already and how the habits and practices of Passing Gear philanthropy can be deployed to advance better social outcomes in their communities.

Also joining the conversation will be Andrew Ford, senior associate for education and community change at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF), to discuss the foundation's education and place-based grantmaking in alignment with WRF's Moving the Needle initiative.

This event will also showcase Birmingham, home to several vibrant outdoor spaces and an ever-growing trail system. At Vulcan Park, you will have the opportunity to see this work in person and learn more about plans to connect locals and tourists to cultural institutions, parks and neighborhoods across the city and throughout Jefferson County.

Join us Thursday, April 19, from 10:30am–3:00pm (CT) for this unique opportunity - click the link below to register!

Date and Time: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:30am–3:00pm (CT)

Location: Vulcan Park and Museum - 1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham, AL

Cost: $50 (covers cost of attending the Alabama Giving Grantmakers Summit)

Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree St. NW · Suite 2080 · Atlanta, GA 30303 · (404) 524-0911

The Southeastern Council of Foundations strives to support Members and grantmakers with access to education, resources and networking by serving as a convener and facilitator, offering a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We do not endorse colleague organization views, but rather aim to provide access to a broad range of information and resources to increase grantmaking impact and develop philanthropic leaders throughout the region.

Contact: [email protected]