Tools & Strategies

20 Mar 2020

Applied Financial Analysis for Program Officers: A Three-Part Series

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, May 1, 2020 - 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? In this three-part series, we will explore what it takes for a nonprofit to...
10 Mar 2020

Operationalizing Equity within Philanthropy: Where and How Do I Start?

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Does the thought of refocusing your grantmaking efforts to address racial equity seem insurmountable? Does it appear to be yet another strategy to implement? Are you unclear as to who should lead the charge within your foundation to address racial...
05 Feb 2020

Democracy in 2020 and Beyond

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 -
9:00am to 11:30am
As the 2020 election nears, the immediate threats facing our democracy and the challenges that philanthropy must address could not be more clear. How can we ensure that the 2020 electorate is representative of the American public? What do we need to...
04 Feb 2020

Settlement Houses Rock! Will Government Learn From Its Approach?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 -
9:00am to 11:00am
For well over 100 years, settlement houses, rooted in the Progressive Movement in the late 19 th century, sought to utilize a neighborhood-based, positive approach to address social problems. In the beginning, these organizations relied on...
23 Jan 2020

Essential Skills and Strategies for New Program Officers

Thursday, January 23, 2020 (All day) to Friday, February 7, 2020 (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 multiday intensive course helps philanthropy newcomers build a framework for...
22 Jan 2020

Now is the Time: How Philanthropy Is Tackling Gun Violence

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
High rates of gun violence are an undeniable tragedy of life in today’s America. And while mass shootings grab the headlines, everyday gun violence in our most vulnerable communities is no less a pressing concern. How can philanthropy play a...
16 Jan 2020

A Balancing Act: Navigating Power in Our Capacity Building Efforts

Thursday, January 16, 2020 -
9:00am to 11:30am
As funders, we are committed to funding programs as well as strengthening the organizations that deliver these programs. Strategies to strengthening organizations can include general operating support and multi-year commitments as well as additional...
10 Jan 2020

Thriving in the Digital Age: Are You Ready to Be a Funder in 2030?

Friday, January 10, 2020 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Around the world, the space for civil society to organize, agitate and advocate for rights and justice is shrinking. Governments and private companies are surveilling activists, collecting data about their activities, and developing tech policy...

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