march, 2021

16mar1:00 pm2:00 pmWEBINAR: Culture, the Secret Sauce to Successful Strategy

Event Details

Presenter, Richard Marker, Founder, Institute for Wise Philanthropy

This fully interactive webinar will introduce participants to a methodology to undercover underlying cultural assumptions of those at the funder table as a precondition to developing a successful funding strategy. Utilizing a proprietary case study, participants will experience how these cultural preferences can inform or disrupt decision making even when there is agreement on priorities and grant recipients.


1. How to pre-empt the personalization of disagreements, especially in family philanthropy

2. How to understand, and help funders understand, how their own cultural/stylistic preferences can lead to either gratifying or frustrating philanthropy decisions.

3. How to create a context and atmosphere for a productive strategy process that sets priorities and decision-making guidelines that build on the normal diversity of opinions and feelings.


The material used for the webinar will be a case study – with breakout rooms followed by full group participation. It will NOT be distributed ahead of time so that everyone participates with the same starting point.

This webinar will not attempt to cover the entire methodology, only to demonstrate how it is used. After the session, all participants who wish will receive a workbook which gives more in depth information about the method and how it fits in a dynamic strategy process.



(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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