Meet some of our regions most influential leaders

This spring, we’re offering a 4-part panel series that will allow you to meet some of our region’s most influential leaders in the foundation community, corporate sector, PA government and local media. Each session is $40 ($30 if paid online) or take all four sessions for just $100.

Working with Foundation Allies – Thursday, Feb. 6 from 9 – 11 a.m.
Generous gifts from foundations have often secured the future for regional nonprofits. But there are 7,500 nonprofits in southwestern Pennsylvania alone, and foundation leaders have to make hard choices and are challenged to make every dollar count. Come reflect with three of our region’s most thoughtful foundation leaders about how they make those decisions. Panelists: John Rohe, Colcom Foundation; Jane Downing, Pittsburgh Foundation; Diana Bucco, Buhl Foundation; moderated by Peggy Outon

Working with Government Allies – Thursday, Feb. 20 from 9 – 11 a.m.
Nonprofits often serve as government partners, and the government’s policies and support is integral to our nonprofits’ ability to meet human needs. Bring your questions to this lively conversation with our government allies. Panelists: Greg Phillips, Westmoreland Conservation District; John Dawes, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds; Maureen Hogan, The Penn State Center; moderated by Peggy Outon

Working with Corporate Allies – Thursday, March 6 from 9 – 11 a.m.
This session will explore what corporations really want (from us). Come talk about the prospects for corporate giving, how to make your organization the most likely recipient of corporate philanthropy, and ways that nonprofits and corporations can work together. Panelists: Sarah Toulouse, Bayer Foundation; Eva Blum, PNC Foundation; Mary Ann Papale, Highmark; moderated by Lulu Orr

Working with Media Allies – Thursday, March 20 from 9 – 11 a.m.
Join three Pittsburgh media writers and editors who are longtime friends of our nonprofit community as they discuss techniques for creating and maintaining those valuable relationships. Panelists: Tracy Certo, Pop City; Joyce Gannon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Bill Zlatos, Pittsburgh Tribune Review; moderated by Peggy Outon

To register, call Shelby Gracey at 412-397-6000 or you may register online.