• Co-Chair Blog: Come for the Plenary Speakers; Leave with Determination

    By Ursula Stewart, PEAK2019 CO-Chair

    The countdown is on to PEAK2019, PEAK Grantmaking’s one-of -a-kind annual conference dedicated to improving how grants get made. Even after 13 prior conferences, I’m eager to be there.

    I know from past experience that we come to the conference looking for new ideas and best practices that can help us strengthen our organizations and be leaders of positive change. The conference excites us to address areas critical to our organization and to the external stakeholders we work with regularly. We leave ignited to strategically implement lessons we’ve learned, to move ideas into action.

    However, the first stumbling block that we experience once we get back can be discouraging. It can leave us wondering how or whether to continue, how or whether to keep trying to move our cause forward in a helpful direction. If we allow our efforts to be derailed, they can become stagnant and get nowhere.

    That’s why the conference also offers us motivation, encouragement, and examples of how to be positive change agents.

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