Philanthropy 101 - Module 1: Speaking the Same Language

Friday, September 23, 2016 -
8:30am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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This PNY members-only program is Part 1 of our five-module Philanthropy 101 from our PNY Core Curriculum:

What is philanthropy and why does it exist? How does it work, and what's the relationship between the nonprofit, private, and public sectors? Join us as we map out the nonprofit sector, giving a social and historical overview of philanthropy. This is an opportunity for those new to the sector to understand where they fit in and to see how their organization fit into the context of the sector. Attendees will also learn about key terms, types of grantmakers, trends in giving, and learn to "speak the language."

Intended Outcomes

Upon completing Module 1, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what motivates philanthropies to give and the tax code that promotes it
  • Discuss the role of the nonprofit sector as a service provider
  • Identify what foundations are and what they do
  • Identify the types of grantmakers and trends in giving
  • Discuss the relationship between nonprofit, private and public sectors


Designed for

Anyone who has joined the philanthropic sector within the last 12-18 months; open to the entire range of disciplines with the field, e.g., Assistant to the President, Program Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Human Services Director, Trustee, among others. The pilot is a cohort-based program. The five modules will build on each other, and participants are expected to commit to attending all five


8:30 - 9:00 AM Check-in & Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 AM Program

Registration is required by September 22nd.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Please email with any questions.