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FY20 ICoF Annual Meeting + FSG Webinar

April 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Please join us for the virtual FY20 ICoF Annual Meeting and an initial conversation with Joelle Cook and Abigail Ridgway from FSG. We hope to re-schedule our in-person membership meeting with FSG in the coming months.

Session Overview:

Join us for a conversation with Directors from FSG as we explore their publication Being the Change. Together we will learn about trends in the field and how foundations are applying their assets, knowledge, skills, networks, and people in new ways. Our conversation will include specific examples of the trends that have already been spotted in COVID-19 response efforts happening at foundations across the country. We hope you will leave with new ideas to consider as you prepare your own response efforts and adjust funding strategies (as needed) in the coming weeks and months.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/5159891188
Meeting ID: 515 989 1188
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,5159891188#

Our Speakers:

Joelle Cook, Director

Joelle brings an extensive background in evaluation and research to FSG, with a particular focus on evaluating complex advocacy and systems change efforts. Her experience has spanned many issue areas including: agriculture, global health, and U.S. education. As a director, Joelle co-leads FSG’s Strategic Learning and Evaluation practice.

During her tenure at FSG, Joelle has led a number of strategic learning and evaluation projects for dozens of U.S.-based philanthropies and nonprofits. These projects have included developmental, formative, and summative evaluations, strategic reviews, and creations of strategic learning and evaluation systems. Clients have included the Kresge Foundation, the Palix Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, and the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.

Prior to joining FSG, Joelle was a consultant with ORS Impact, a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, and a research assistant with the University of Washington. Joelle holds a MPA from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs and a BS in Political Science with a minor in Statistics from the University of Iowa.


Abigail Ridgway, Director

Abi is a director in FSG’s San Francisco office with over ten years of work experience in the health care and consulting fields. She focuses on strategic approaches to addressing complex population health challenges. Abi has worked with a number of leading health foundations and hospitals systems, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, The California Health Care Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente. She has also helped build collective impact efforts to address childhood obesity, diabetes, and childhood asthma.

Prior to joining FSG, Abi worked in a variety of consultative and analytical roles improving health care delivery. Abi graduated with honors from the joint MBA and MPH program at UC Berkeley. She earned a BA, magna cum laude, in Economics from Dartmouth College and was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico.


April 21, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Kari McCann Boutell


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