Chicago Women in Philanthropy presented:
Straight Talk: Unpacking the Power Dynamic between Grantseekers and Grantmakers
Friday, January 26, 2018
Woman’s Athletic Club, Chicago, IL
8:30 AM – 10:30AM
The goal of this event was to foster an open, honest dialogue between grantmakers and grantseekers. By bringing both sides together, we aimed to create an environment where attendees can discuss ways to improve communication, reframe potential conflicts into constructive conversations, and essentially unpack the power dynamic that can impede productivity on both sides of “the ask.” The event began with a moderated panel discussion of both seasoned fundraisers and local Chicago grantors. As with all CWIP events, this was an opportunity for both networking and professional development. The moderator was Diane Knoepke, Vice President with The Alford Group.