Structuring for Success

Marquette Ballroom I-II

Funders know that building strong partnerships with stakeholders and grantees is crucial for creating change in communities and on crucial issues. Foundation leaders’ decisions about how they structure their organizations — defining roles, building staff, creating process, and managing culture — enable or inhibit the success of program officers and other staff in creating meaningful relationships. In this session, hear brief presentations from CEP and three funders engaged in efforts to define and create conditions for success in their organizations. Then join in table discussions about how these dynamics play out at your organization.

Breakout session