Calendar of Events

17 Feb 2016

Legal Series - Making Grants to Individuals

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Scholarships, fellowships, travel grants, achievement awards, disaster relief awards – did you know that grants to individuals can help grantmakers broaden their support in myriad ways? Learn about the rules that govern these types of grantmaking activities by private foundations.

09 Mar 2016

Workforce Funders Quarterly Meeting: NYSED Commissioner & Innovative Workforce Strategies for Youth and Young Adults at the National Level

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

The March Quarterly meeting will feature a presentation by the Commissioner of New York State Department of Education and a panel presentation on Innovative Workforce Strategies for Youth and Young Adults at the National Level: The Implications for New York City.

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18 Mar 2016

Learning from FEGS: Are Your Grantees at Risk?

Friday, March 18, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

When FEGS shocked the world by closing down almost overnight, the Human Services Council brought together seasoned nonprofit human services executives, experts in nonprofit financial management and oversight, philanthropies, academics and others with unique perspectives in an effort to understand the growing insecurity of the human services sector.

22 Mar 2016

Foundation Archives: How Changes to the Way We Work is Sparking Innovation in the Way We Record Our History

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

We invite CEOs, trustees, records managers, and other senior staff to join foundation leaders and seasoned experts in an intimate discussion on recent work and innovations in preserving foundation records, particularly as organizations begin the transition from solely paper-based archives to digitized and born-digital archives.

24 Mar 2016

Legal Series: Best Practices in International Grantmaking

Thursday, March 24, 2016 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm

Do you understand and take advantage of all of the options that are available to you when choosing to make grants around the world? Do you have unwarranted fears? Learn how to navigate the legal and programmatic issues in making grants outside the United States.

30 Mar 2016

The IRS Form 990 as a Tool for Understanding Organizational Capacity

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 -
8:45am to 11:00am

Nonprofit organizations face increasing challenges in today’s operating environment. In order to better understand the realities facing nonprofits and make sound funding decisions, grantmakers must have a firm grasp of the story told by the numbers as well as an awareness of the gaps in capacity that may be hampering an organization’s impact.

18 May 2016

Can Failure Be a Success?: Dissecting the Rikers Social Impact Bond Experiment

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

At their core, social impact bonds are about learning from and scaling what works, and discontinuing what doesn’t. With the recent discontinuation of the social impact bond experiment supporting the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) program at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, now is the time to deeply consider the countless variables of this “pay for success” experiment, the potential of the funding model and the questions that remain to be answered.

25 May 2016

No More Fake Funder Budgets! Transforming Grantee Financial Review

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Many foundations ask nonprofits to share their annual operating budget as part of grant application and reporting processes. But here's the dirty little secret (perhaps not so secret) - the numbers often aren't real.

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