Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
View analytic
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
avatar for David Gordon

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, having previously led the Goldman Environmental Foundation, which manages the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. He also led grassroots initiatives at... Read More →
avatar for Alnoor Ladha

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 and others dedicated to changing the rules that create inequality and poverty around the world, he is currently based in South Africa.
avatar for Teresa Odendahl

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 and the Future of Foundations and Women and Power in the Nonprofit Sector. She also co-founded the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the... Read More →
avatar for Chivy Sok

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 also co-founded the Devata Giving Circle, the first Cambodian-American women’s philanthropic circle in the U.S.
avatar for Jessica Sweidan

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 visibility of global conservation needs worldwide, she was also made an Honorary Conservation Fellow for the prestigious Zoological Society of London in 2015.

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