57 min

The Future of Philanthropy with Emily Evans Make Life/Work: Taking Care of Business While Raising a Family

    • Business

"I don't think philanthropy should exist as it currently does in the United States," said Emily Evans, the Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon and proud bonus mom to two kids and our guest for this episode of The Make Life/Work Podcast.

The Women’s Foundation of Oregon mission is to focus the power of women’s collective resources to improve the lives of women and girls throughout Oregon, and six years ago Emily arrived there to work alongside its visionary board of directors to build a new foundation, from the ground up, as it was transitioning from a traditional grant making organization to a Giving Project model (created by Social Justice Fund to reach and engage historically underrepresented communities).

Emily came to Oregon after a long and impressive nonprofit career in Washington D.C. —most recently at the Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit think tank, and at the Women’s Leadership Institute where she helped produce events featuring notable women leaders including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, NPR’s Linda Wertheimer, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Emily shares some strong and exciting ideas about the current state of nonprofits, giving and the social good, and as a nonprofit consultant in my former career, this topic really has great personal interest to me. It's also a very timely conversation as we look at ways to advance equity in all aspects of American life, including philanthropy.

I hope you enjoy!
~Melanie

Melanie Marconi is the founder & CEO of VIDA, a coworking community in Portland, Oregon designed to support modern life.

The Make Life Work Podcast is proudly supported by the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA program. This Portland-based program is designed for established professionals who want to earn their MBA while continuing to work full time, and they are currently accepting applications for the fall 2020 cohort. Learn more or register for an upcoming info session here.

"I don't think philanthropy should exist as it currently does in the United States," said Emily Evans, the Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon and proud bonus mom to two kids and our guest for this episode of The Make Life/Work Podcast.

The Women’s Foundation of Oregon mission is to focus the power of women’s collective resources to improve the lives of women and girls throughout Oregon, and six years ago Emily arrived there to work alongside its visionary board of directors to build a new foundation, from the ground up, as it was transitioning from a traditional grant making organization to a Giving Project model (created by Social Justice Fund to reach and engage historically underrepresented communities).

Emily came to Oregon after a long and impressive nonprofit career in Washington D.C. —most recently at the Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit think tank, and at the Women’s Leadership Institute where she helped produce events featuring notable women leaders including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, NPR’s Linda Wertheimer, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Emily shares some strong and exciting ideas about the current state of nonprofits, giving and the social good, and as a nonprofit consultant in my former career, this topic really has great personal interest to me. It's also a very timely conversation as we look at ways to advance equity in all aspects of American life, including philanthropy.

I hope you enjoy!
~Melanie

Melanie Marconi is the founder & CEO of VIDA, a coworking community in Portland, Oregon designed to support modern life.

The Make Life Work Podcast is proudly supported by the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA program. This Portland-based program is designed for established professionals who want to earn their MBA while continuing to work full time, and they are currently accepting applications for the fall 2020 cohort. Learn more or register for an upcoming info session here.

57 min

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