Session 2 Workshops | Nuts & Bolts: Organizational & Project Development

Category | Nuts & Bolts: Organizational & Project Development

Food & Philanthropy
Room: Milbank Chapel

Adam Liebowitz (Moderator)
Food and Environment Program Officer, North Star Fund 

Rick Luftglass
Executive Director, The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Bob Dandrew
Director of the Local Economies Project, New World Foundation

Barbara Greenberg
President, The Philanthropic Group

More foundations are viewing food as an important area for promoting justice, sustainability, and health. We’ll hear from a panel of foundation funders who are involved in the Community Food Funders regional initiative to learn about their role in food systems work and funding trends.


People Power: Successful Strategies to Avoiding Burnout and Build Sustainable Projects
Room: HM 138/138-A

Sheryll Durrant
Urban Farm & Garden Director, Sustainable Flatbush

Paula Lukats
Program Director, Just Food

How many times have you seen projects that starts out strong with a committed leader or small group of people only to fizzle out when those few people move on to other things? Community projects that rely on volunteer commitments can be an incredible force for change within a community but also face a number of challenges. In this workshop we’ll discuss the pros and cons of volunteer run projects. Learn how to anticipate the challenges and set your project up for success over the long haul.


Using Evaluation to Move Your Program to the Next Level
Room: HM 152

Pam Koch
Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University

Raynika Trent
Jr. Research Scientist, Connecting Youth: Digital Learning Research Project, New York University

Do you want to know how effective your program is, or need to do evaluation to help you get more funding? In this session you will learn about how evaluation can be used to measure the impacts of your program, understand how your program is working, and better track who you are reaching in what ways. We will give an overview of different kinds of evaluation that can be done in food-related work and guidance on instruments, data collection methods, and how to analyze and interpret findings. This session would be great for those who are just starting to think about evaluation to those who have done some evaluation and want to do more.

Nuts & Bolts: Organizational & Project Development