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Taking Catalytic Philanthropy to the Next Level: A Case Study

Jeff Costantino ReFED

Catalytic philanthropists do more than just give money to the causes they care about. Their funding serves as a platform for them to take a more active role, forging deeper collaborations with the organizations they support and using their talents, time, and network to help drive positive outcomes.

But for “catalytic philanthropy” to really be catalytic, grantees must play a more active role too, supporting the philanthropists who support them with the information, resources, and opportunities they need to solve big problems together.

This fireside chat features a spirited discussion about how grantees can develop a truly catalytic relationship with their funders. Dennis Price from ImpactAlpha will talk with Alexandria Coari, Vice President for Capital, Innovation, and Engagement at ReFED, about how the nonprofit provides a range of support services for funders interested in putting their philanthropic dollars to work to fight climate change by reducing food waste. From an extensive data operation that pinpoints where along the supply chain attention is needed the most; to a catalytic funding vehicle that gives philanthropists access to a collection of vetted organizations taking direct action; a members-only networking platform for education and collaboration; plus additional resources like pitch events, deal flow reports, and more, ReFED provides an ecosystem of support to help philanthropists ensure that their funding is truly catalytic.

Track

Catalytic Philanthropy

Format

Fireside chat (2 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameDennis Price
  • TitleChief Impact Officer
  • OrganizationImpactAlpha
  • NameAlexandria Coari
  • TitleVice President, Capital, Innovation & Engagement
  • OrganizationReFED

Description

Catalytic philanthropists do more than just give money to the causes they care about. Their funding serves as a platform for them to take a more active role, forging deeper collaborations with the organizations they support and using their talents, time, and network to help drive positive outcomes.

But for “catalytic philanthropy” to really be catalytic, grantees must play a more active role too, supporting the philanthropists who support them with the information, resources, and opportunities they need to solve big problems together.

This fireside chat features a spirited discussion about how grantees can develop a truly catalytic relationship with their funders. Dennis Price from ImpactAlpha will talk with Alexandria Coari, Vice President for Capital, Innovation, and Engagement at ReFED, about how the nonprofit provides a range of support services for funders interested in putting their philanthropic dollars to work to fight climate change by reducing food waste. From an extensive data operation that pinpoints where along the supply chain attention is needed the most; to a catalytic funding vehicle that gives philanthropists access to a collection of vetted organizations taking direct action; a members-only networking platform for education and collaboration; plus additional resources like pitch events, deal flow reports, and more, ReFED provides an ecosystem of support to help philanthropists ensure that their funding is truly catalytic.

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