Program Staff

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...
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...
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.
10 May 2017

Which Impact Investing Tools Are Right for Your Foundation’s Mission?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Many funders know the basics of impact investing and why their organizations should get in the game. But it can be hard to know, what are the right financial instruments to pair with my foundation's mission and program goals?
05 May 2017

Legal Series - Investing in People: Making Grants to Individuals

Friday, May 5, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Many private foundations and public charities have programs for making grants to individuals. The purpose can range from recognizing or enabling human achievement (such as through award programs or scholarships and fellowships) to disaster or...

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