National Event: GEO 2011 Learning Conference

National Event: GEO 2011 Learning Conference

Tuesday, June 07, 2011, 12:00 - 12:00 AM

Maryland Philanthropy Network members receive a $200 discount.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) brings their Learning Conference 2011 to Baltimore in partnership with the Maryland Philanthropy Network.  Hundreds of leaders in philanthropy will participate in over a dozen cutting-edge sessions focusing on approaches and collaborative solutions to effective learning and evaluation programs. 

Sessions at the conference will explore questions such as:

  • How can grantmakers support common frameworks for learning and understanding impact across investors, locations and programs?
  • How can we engage stakeholders and community members in the development of learning and evaluation systems?
  • How can we leverage our networks for better learning?
  • How can we make learning and evaluation a priority within our organization and dedicate the right amount of time and resources at all levels to learn successfully?
  • What capacity do grantmakers and grantees need in order to effectively evaluate and learn about their work?
  • How can we ensure that both grantmakers and grantees are using evaluation processes to inform their grantmaking decisions and management of their organizations?

Program and Registration Information are at To receive the Maryland Philanthropy Network member discount, please contact Adam Donaldson at for a pass code and special instructions.

Conference Contacts

Conference Committee Members 

  • Fatima Angeles, The California Wellness Foundation 
  • Gale Berkowitz, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation 
  • Beth Bruner, Bruner Foundation, Chair 
  • Ted Chen, W.K. Kellogg Foundation 
  • Nancy Csuti, The Colorado Trust 
  • Adam Donaldson, Maryland Philanthropy Network 
  • Tom Kelly, The Annie E. Casey Foundation 
  • Peter Laughar, Firelight Foundation 
  • Vivien Luk, The Forbes Funds 
  • Nancy MacPherson, The Rockefeller Foundation 
  • Molly Martin, Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc. 
  • Amanuel Melles, United Way Toronto 
  • Jill Wohlford, Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc.


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