Program Staff

06 Jun 2019

Measuring What Matters: Funder Evaluation

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 1:30pm
Funders often ask grantees to have assessment strategies in place. However, they don’t always practice what they preach in terms of evaluation. Philanthropy New York introduces a new three-part evaluation program series that encourages funders to...
29 Mar 2019

Applied Finance Part 2 of 2: Charting a Course Toward Financial Resilience - Building the Planning Muscle

Friday, March 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
In uncertain times, it’s important for nonprofit organizations to plan for contingencies and anticipate both short- and long-term needs. Financial planning, which ranges from annual budgeting to multi-year projections, is about connecting...
08 Mar 2019

Applied Finance Part 1 of 2: Grantee Financial Resilience for Nonprofits - A Framework

Friday, March 8, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
What does it take for a nonprofit to move from surviving to thriving? And, what kind of support can funders provide to meaningfully shift the trajectory of an organization? Financially resilient grantees are able to successfully navigate current...
24 Jan 2019

Essential Skills and Strategies for New Program Officers

Thursday, January 24, 2019 (All day) to Friday, February 8, 2019 (All day)
Philanthropy New York's Essential Skills and Strategies for New Program Officers (ESS) orients new program officers and directors to their role as funders. This three-day intensive course helps philanthropy newcomers build a framework for...
14 Dec 2018

Beyond Understanding: Listening for Emergence

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:30am
In these complex, challenging times, leaders and good communicators, need to be skilled listeners. Ideally, we are listening to learn, not simply to confirm our presumptions. Many things - environmental and societal factors, our own biases and...
05 Dec 2018

The Make or Break Moment: Blending Capacity Building and Capital for Change

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
In Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2018 State of the Sector Survey, 86% of respondents expected demand for their services to increase in the coming year, but only 43% anticipated meeting it, and only 33% said they include capital for innovation and change...
27 Nov 2018

Achieving Equity: Do We Know Who We’re Serving?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm
For philanthropy to advance equity in all communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, it needs to be able to understand the demographics of the organizations being funded (and declined), the people being served, and the...
04 Oct 2018

Elevating Impact: Key Practices for Producing Outcomes

Thursday, October 4, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Philanthropic practice does not exist in a vacuum. Great funding strategies require the input and partnership of communities and grantees, all the while recognizing how power gets in the way of building trust and healthy relationships.
25 Apr 2018

Walking the Talk: Put Values-Based Grantmaking Into Your Practice

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Do your grantmaking practices reflect your values? All grantmakers have values, whether they are stated explicitly or revealed implicitly through grantmaker practices, which inform and guide the foundation’s view of the world.

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