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Breakout | How Do We Change Our Grantmaking When Everything Else Keeps Changing?

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Invitations to the keynotes and learning sessions are limited to PEAK’s Organization Members along with PEAK2020 registrants who generously supported us by forgoing registration refunds.


Funders routinely update strategic plans and welcome new grantees, and we’re used to updating our goals every year. But our world is rapidly changing in so many new ways!.

Philanthropy is addressing complex issues like equity, embracing new grassroots partners, and partnering with new donors and supporters, and current grantees are asking for deeper supports and connections. Come learn how United Ways are working through these disruptive times, balancing priorities, sharing and engaging with multiple partners, and evolving their role as partners and grantmakers. Specific conversations will include establishing cross-functional internal teams, building capacity of grantees while maintaining long-term community commitments, and co-creating solutions with partners.


Lauren McGowan
Senior Director, Ending Homelessness & Poverty, United Way of King County






Matthew Aliberti
Director, Foundations and Grants, United Way Worldwide