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Enrichment Program Convenings

To “convene” is to come together. It’s critical to the Trust’s collaborative approach — and we regularly host insightful discussions that bring unique perspectives to the table to better understand the issues facing nonprofit grantees.

Murdock Trust convenings gather guests to discuss issues in scientific research, education, arts and culture, health and human services, development, and leadership. Our Christian leadership convenings identify and address critical leadership- and mission-related challenges facing these faith-based organizations. The Trust also coordinates an annual weekend retreat for participants in the Vision & Call Internship program.

Participation in Murdock Trust convenings is by invitation only. Prior discussions have included:

  • Scientific Convening – Grant Administrators From Undergraduate Institutes
  • Grantmakers of Oregon & Southwest Washington – Grantmaking 101
  • Almanac of American Philanthropy
  • Neighborhood Inc. – Coordinating Social Services
  • Faith-Based Nonprofits Serving the Poor/Homeless
  • Cultivating Young, Diverse Local Leaders
  • Black Men & Boys Healing Summit
  • Convening of Leaders of Art & Faith
  • Faculty Enrichment Workshop (MCSR) – Supporting Women Faculty in STEM Fields
  • Preparing Science Faculty for Private Colleges and Universities — Executive Summary: Educating Future Science Faculty for Careers at Predominately Undergraduate Institutions
  • Strengthening Parenting and Families (in partnership with the Black Parent Initiative) — Executive Review: Roundtable on the Black Family
  • Independent Colleges – Oregon/Washington Chief Development Officers
  • Marketplace Ministries
  • Faith-Based Colleges and Universities
  • College Transition and College Success
  • Child Welfare/Church
  • Private Higher Education
  • Thriving Cities
  • Research VPs/Leaders
  • Grant Writers/Consultants
  • Arts Funding – New Models for Success
  • Theological Education
  • Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strengthening Boards of Nonprofits (in partnership with ECFA)
  • The Third/Third: Deploying Volunteers in the Third “Season” of Life
  • Youth in Transition from High School to College
  • K-12 Christian Schools Follow-up
  • Vision & Call Internships for Young Adults
  • Pregnancy Resource Centers
  • Public Intellectuals in the 21st Century
  • Science Research in Non-University Settings
  • Health Education
  • First Nations/Native Leaders
  • Leadership “Consultants” on Leadership Development
  • Board Governance
  • Human Trafficking