- September 8 - Speaking the Same Language
- November 3 - Foundation Governance and Legal Issues
- December 8 - The Great Debates in Philanthropy
- January 19, 2018 - Fundamentals of Grantmaking
- March 2, 2018 - So You're Working for a Foundation... Power and Your New Community
What is philanthropy and why does it exist? How does it work? 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 this module, participants will be able to:
- Explain what motivates philanthropies to give and the tax code that promotes it
- Identify what foundations are and what they do
- Identify the types of grantmakers and trends in giving
- Jason McGill, Co-Executive Director, 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. This 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 7th.
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.