During a time of immense change in Washington, DC, the philanthropic community is demonstrating an unprecedented level of interest in the condition and direction of our federal government. Foundations and philanthropists have recognized how important a healthy, high-performing government is to fostering positive change in the causes they deeply care about. But complex questions remain: What are the most important challenges and opportunities facing our federal institutions? And how can California’s philanthropic community play a constructive role in sustaining and improving our government’s health, so that both California’s residents and our federal civil servants can benefit during an age of uncertainty?
Please join Max Stier, President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, and Barbara Kibbe, Director of Organizational Effectiveness at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, for a Q&A about the Partnership’s observations on current dynamics in the federal government, as well as its emerging effort to help government connect with, and learn from, the dynamism and innovative thinking in California.
During the session, Barbara will interview Max about his observations from the work the Partnership has conducted with federal agencies, Congress, and new political leadership during and after the presidential transition. We’ll discuss the opportunities for private and philanthropic audiences in California to help agencies improve their operational integrity, and their capacity to deliver on their long-term missions to serve the public both within California and across the country. In addition, the session will offer ample opportunity for participants to ask questions about what is happening in government at this time, and how and why California’s philanthropic community can play a unique role in making government work better for all Americans.
Tuesday, September 19
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where160 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105