March 10 | Scottsdale, AZ | The Giving Institute Board Meeting
This panel included CEOs and CDOs of the region’s 3-5 leading homelessness serving organizations, funders, and government agencies. Participants reflected on the specific challenges and opportunities of serving the homeless from a fundraising point of view. We explored the complexity of today’s issues, including homelessness, housing insecurity, food insecurity, substance use disorder, domestic violence and trafficking, mental health, wealth inequality / distribution, racial and cultural inequality, social justice, COVID and more. We discussed how to build the case for support for a problem that cannot be solved by philanthropy alone, how to report impact when the long-term results are not known, and how to build the case for support for a problem that has no resolution (or at least one that has been achieved thus far).
Moderated by: Sharon Tiknis, Chief Client Experience Officer, Alford Group
- Carla Vargas Jasa, President and CEO of Valley of the Sun United Way
- Jacki Taylor, President and CEO of Save the Family Foundation of Arizona
- Dede Divine, CEO of Native American Connections
- Amy Schwabenlender, CEO of the Human Services Campus