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Friday, October 21 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Philanthropy: Empowering Deeper Change

Join an array of innovative funders and practitioners as we surface a truly authentic exploration regarding how the gap might be bridged between the HUGE scope, scale and urgency of the Earth (and other, related) challenges we face, and how little philanthropy is currently doing to effectively address it systemically. Hosted by Jessica Sweidan, co-founder of the London-based international environmental and social philanthropic foundation, Synchronicity Earth. With: Alnoor Ladha, Executive Director of The Rules; Terry Odendahl, Ph.D., CEO, Global Greengrants Fund; Chivy Sok, Program Officer for the Tikva Grassroots Empowerment Fund; David Gordon, Principal, Terramar Consulting Group.

Workshop Speakers
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David Gordon

David Gordon is a Principal with Terramar Consulting Group, where he helps philanthropists protect the planet’s wild diversity by supporting grassroots environmentalists. David has extensive experience supporting international grassroots activism and environmental philanthropy... Read More →
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Alnoor Ladha

Alnoor Ladha is an author and activist whose work focuses on the intersection of political organizing, storytelling and technology. A founding member and the Executive Director of /The Rules (/TR), a global network of activists, organizers, designers, coders, researchers, writers... Read More →
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Teresa Odendahl

Terry Odendahl, Ph.D, President/CEO of Global Greengrants Fund, formerly helmed the National Network of Grantmakers and served as a Program Officer at the Wyss Foundation. She has taught at Georgetown, UCSD and Yale, and co-authored or edited several books, including America’s Wealthy... Read More →
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Chivy Sok

Chivy Sok, a long time human rights educator, researcher, and trainer, is Executive Director of the Tikva Grasssroots Empowerment Fund, where she works on environmental justice, community-centered conservation, human rights, corporate accountability, and sustainable agriculture. Chivy... Read More →
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Jessica Sweidan

Jessica Sweidan co-founded Synchronicity Earth, a UK-based registered charity, with her husband Adam in 2009 to help address the global biodiversity crisis. Recently appointed an International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Patron of Nature, whose role is to raise the... Read More →

Friday October 21, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Santa Rosa Room