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Webinar | Strategies for Narrowing the Power Gap in Philanthropy

Join PEAK Grantmaking for this complimentary community webinar as we introduce our second Principle for Peak Grantmaking: Narrow the Power Gap. We’ll explore why this work is important, our learning strategy for our members, and share resources we have available.

Alexandra Desautels, Program Manager at the California Endowment and a Steering Committee Member at Justice Funders, will be on the line to share their story, an exploration of the Building Healthy Communities program, which aims to hear local voices, build trust, and ensure power resides within the community. Time will also be open for Q&A.


Alexandra Desautels
Program Manager, The California Endowment
Steering Committee Member, Justice Funders

As Program Manager for Strategy Development and Dissemination at the California Endowment, Alex is responsible for working with key senior-level Building Healthy Communities (BHC) staff to sharpen the core elements of the BHC strategy and disseminate this strategy to key audiences and venues. She also leads strategic initiatives that span multiple BHC sites, including initiatives related to displacement and gentrification, criminal justice reform, and governing for racial equity. Prior to joining The Endowment, Alex served as the Local Policy Manager for the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD). While there, she oversaw the implementation of Place Matters, ACPHD’s first local policy initiative for advancing health equity through social and environmental policy change in criminal justice, economics, education, housing, land use, and transportation. Alex is the recipient of the Mabel Goode Management and Planning Award and the Davenport Research Award for Public Policy. She earned her B.A. in American Studies, with honors, from Wesleyan University in Middleton, CT, and her Master of Social Welfare (MSW) with a Management, Planning and Policy focus from the University of California, Berkeley.

Registration Fee: Free