NPO Conversation on Wednesday, October 26 at GMA

Several times a year we invite leaders of nonprofit organizations to join us for a lunch discussion about issues, ideas, and concerns in the nonprofit and philanthropic community. The meetings are a time for us to move beyond the usual conversation between foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Each session focuses on a particular topic, and reservations are required. Guests will learn a little more about GMA and a lot about their peers’ perspectives on important issues.

Topic for Conversation: Gender-Sensitive Programs

As our understanding of gender evolves, the conversation around gender-specific programs has moved well beyond debates over single-sex education. While in some ways many traditional ideas about gender have been thoroughly dismantled, there are plenty of areas in which inequity persists, and many programs serving both youth and adults continue to find value in gender-specific approaches.

We would like to hear your perspective. Our informal conversation will be organized around a few questions, similar to these:

  • As baseline definitions of gender shift and awareness grows, is the need for a gender lens in your programming growing or shrinking?
  • How do you think about gender when developing the content and structure of your programs?
  • Are children raised in this social media age more or less attuned to gender differences or similarities?
  • How has your organization responded to the needs of non-binary or transgender children or adults?

The discussion is open to the Executive Director, or the director of a major program or policy area, of Boston area non-profits.

Please bring your experiences and ideas to GMA’s 9th floor conference room, 77 Summer Street in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, on Wednesday October 26th from 12n to 1:30pm.  We will provide lunch.

Registration is required as space is limited. Please contact Liz Raskopf by email eraskopf@gmafoundations.com or telephone 617-391-3092 by October 20th. We look forward to our conversation and thank you in advance for your time.