When you get a bunch of regional association staff in one room, you’re bound to come up with some great ideas. Following on the heels of the New England Regional Meet Up, the Mid-Atlantic crew met in Washington, DC at the offices of Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.
I came away with new tools to check out (like Watchitoo, being used by Philanthropy New York), new issues to investigate (several RAs said that access to food resources is an emerging interest area among their members), and new ideas about how to do my job better (best practice: Make a short video with your speaker asking them about key takeaways from their speech).
In addition to WRAG and Forum staff, we were joined by staff from Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Delaware Grantmakers Association , Delaware Valley Grantmakers, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylviania, and Philanthropy New York.
We’re looking forward to more conversations like these at the Forum’s Annual Conference!