On September 24, 2020, members of the EOF Funder Strategy Room came together to do scenario planning for either a Biden or a Trump presidency. The scenarios brought participants to election day 2022. In each scenario, participants felt that their efforts had been successful over the last two years. The exercise asked participants to define what the challenges have been, how those challenges were overcome, and what shifts the EOF community should consider in its investment strategies.
Participants identified opportunities for EOF to play a role in providing space for evaluation among funders and between funders and grantees about what has worked or not in planning, granting, and implementing programs. In addition, this community of practice could also grapple with what it would mean to fund trust-building activities. EOF will continue to explore themes identified in the workshop in our new post-election funders strategy room.