Free webinar: The think tank-funder relationship

Event type Courses
Start date 22 May 2019 3pm UTC

In this webinar, Ruth Levine, who works at a foundation that supports many think tanks and previously held a senior position at the Center for Global Development, will describe ways in which think tank leaders and staff can increase the chances of a successful relationship with their funders.

Ruth will tackle issues like how to find the right funder for you; how to “pitch” ideas to potential funders; how to make the most of a funding relationship; and how to deal with a funder’s change in priorities.

Ruth’s presentation will take 15-20 minutes, leaving plenty of time for Q&A.


Wednesday 22 May 2019, 3pm UTC.


This 45-minute webinar is free.


Ruth Levine, a development economist, has been Director of the Global Development and Population Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation since 2011.  Previously, Ruth was a deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning at the U.S. Agency for International Development. In that role, she led the development of the agency’s evaluation policy. Ruth spent nearly a decade at the Center for Global Development, as a senior fellow and vice president for programs and operations. She helped shape the center’s approach to reduce global poverty and inequality, conducted independent research and devised new policy solutions. She also designed and evaluated health and education projects at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank.

Ruth is the author of scores of publications. Her recent articles, published on the Hewlett Foundation website, can be found here.