Binghamton University to host two philanthropy screenings

2011-10-21

BINGHAMTON, NY – The College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University and the Klee Foundation, will host two separate screenings of Saving Philanthropy: Resources to Results, a one-hour educational program produced by filmmakers and siblings, Robby and Kate Robinson.  Free and open to the public, the first screening will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Cinemapolis, in Ithaca; the second screening will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at WSKG Public Broadcasting, in Vestal.


Along with the screening of the program, executive producer, Kate Robinson, will be in attendance to make comments about the film. Robinson is the founder and director of FSP Creative Advocacy. A skilled facilitator, strategist, and advocate, she has worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade and specializes in coalition building for public policy development and implementation.

Robinson, a candidate for a master's degree in fine arts at Towson University, is the former director of strategic initiatives for Social Solutions Global, Inc. where she led a national advisory board of high-performing non-profit organizations in researching organizational effectiveness and assessment strategies. She is also the former executive director of Consumer Health Coalition, where she coordinated a statewide campaign to increase the effectiveness of Pennsylvania Medicaid programs.


Saving Philanthropy speaks to non-profit directors and funders who value outcomes but are struggling with how to define and measure them. The one-hour documentary, airing on PBS in December of 2011, is designed to offer a clear, straightforward framework for implementing a managing to outcomes strategy.

This program, which is co-sponsored by the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, the Community Foundation of Elmira, Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes, the Community Foundation’s Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund, the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County and the Triad Foundation, will include audience discussion throughout the film.

For more information about the Nov. 2 program, contact Carol Farkas at (607) 237-8686 or cfarkas@hsctc.org. RSVP for the Nov. 3 program by contacting Leah Joggerst at (607) 777-5801 or liacovel@binghamton.edu. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 27.  Additional information can be found by visiting http://www.savingphilanthropy.org.

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