Partnership for Excellence 2019
The Foundation Roundtable proudly presents Partnership for Excellence 2019 to be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 8am to 6:30pm at Alisal Ranch in the Santa Ynez Mountains. This year’s theme, “Unplug, Reconnect, and Explore,”intends to disengage our region’s nonprofit sector from day-to-day routines and traditional conference settings, instead encouraging attendees to slow down and focus on rediscovering their inspiration with elements of nature, play, and collaboration after a challenging 2018.
“The Foundation Roundtable is excited to explore a new format and location for this year’s Partnership for Excellence,” shares Palmer Jackson, PFE Chair and Managing Trustee of Ann Jackson Family Foundation. “For decades, we have received feedback from the nonprofit sector that the connections and collaborations resulting from the annual PFE Conference were the most valuable features for nonprofit and foundation participants. This year, cultivating these new connections and collaborations is the primary focus of this exciting event.”
Ashley Costa, PFE Advisor and Executive Director of Lompoc Valley Healthcare Organization said, “PFE is a unique opportunity for nonprofits and foundations county-wide to convene, connect, and learn as a sector. I’m especially excited for this year’s event which will be purposefully set in our natural environment with plentiful opportunities for attendees to take a moment for reflection, relationship-building, and deep, meaningful discussions. The strength of the nonprofit sector only grows and deepens with collaborative approaches between different organizations and with projects leveraging both North and South County strengths. It’s an event nonprofits and foundations will not want to miss.”
This year’s convening will offer complimentary transportation from downtown Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc. Ten scholarships are available for financial need and community access thanks to the generosity of The Foundation Roundtable sponsors.
After an opening at the Sycamore Grove, the afternoon program will center on what has our attention in the nonprofit sector via PFE Ignite Presentations and Ignite Conversations. Registrants will offer 5-minute peer presentations focused on one inspirational topic; no visuals or powerpoints allowed. Applications for Ignite Presentations can be submitted by registrants on the PFE website by March 8, 12-15 of which will be selected in advance. Selected Ignite Presenters will also co-host their topic for additional discussion with other interested attendees during longer Ignite Conversations to follow
The closing lakeside reception will end the day with mingling, natural vistas, games, and Happiness Hour hosted by The Foundation Roundtable.
About Partnership for Excellence: For over 25 years, The Foundation Roundtable has sponsored Santa Barbara County nonprofits and foundations to convene for Partnership for Excellence. This premiere sector gathering highlights learning, sharing and networking together — building connections and exploring ideas, strategies, and skills that can enhance our organizations, our work, and our communities.
PFE 2019 is 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Alisal Ranch. Pre-registration is required by March 29, 2019. Registration is $110 per person, and limited to 2 people per organization. Scholarship applications are open until March 17, 2019.