by Willie Matis
A conversation with new President at Nina Mason Pulliam Trust, Gene D’Adamo.
A nice and easy living room conversation with our Chapter President, Nathan Hand.
Some quick insight. Mr. D’Adamo loves Mesh on Mass Ave.
But let’s get to the meat of what we learned today…
“Self – efficiency is an important initiative for Nina Mason Pulliam Trust moving forward, how does your program promote this to clients?” – Gene D’Adamo.
Question: How do you distribute dollars between priorities and geographic area?
Answer: 60% going into helping people in need. Closer to 30% is going toward the helping animals and environment. But it varies from year to year and bading it on the economic environment and where the greatest needs are. The programs with the best merit are where we want dollars to go.
Impact is hard to answer. But they are currently looking at what is possible to measure and what is plausible enough to measure.
Question: What is your take on the grantor/grantee relationships?
Answers: – We want an honest communication. When you have a big change, let us know. If you can’t fulfill a grant, let us know ahead of time because we can change things up.
– Plan ahead. Plan ahead. Plan ahead.
– Don’t go around us. Be direct. If youre talking about collaborations then make sure that collaboration is happening!
What did you like about the conversation with Mr. D’Adamo? Comment below!