- September 23 - Module 1: Speaking the Same Language
- October 28 - Module 2: Foundation Governance and Legal Issues
- November 18 - Module 3: Fundamentals of Grantmaking
- December 9 - Module 4: Great Debates in Philanthropy
- February 10 - Module 5: So You're Working for a Foundation... Power and Your New Community
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."
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
- Jason McGill, Vice President, Social Justice Program, Arcus Foundation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.