Past Events

04 Apr 2012

GrantCraft is Back!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 -
8:45am to 10:30am
Created as a project of the Ford Foundation , GrantCraft was designed to increase the collective knowledge of the field and improve the practice of philanthropy by tapping the "practical wisdom" of experienced grantmakers. Over the past decade,...
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02 Apr 2012

How Does History Inform Current Philanthropic Practice?

Monday, April 2, 2012 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
What can 21st-century practitioners learn from the annals of American philanthropy? As the Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Ford foundations celebrate 100, 99, and 75 years of service respectively, pausing to reflect upon the role and practice of...
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30 Mar 2012

New York State's Health IT strategies

Friday, March 30, 2012 -
10:00am to 11:00pm
Health information technology has emerged as a key building block of the nation's health reform agenda. Since 2006, New York State has invested more than $450 million to develop a robust health information infrastructure. This investment has been...
29 Mar 2012

Looking at the 990 Part I (March 29) and Part II (April 5)

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:45pm to Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:00am
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue 4th floor, NYC
*Please note: Participants will automatically be registered for both sessions in this two-part series. The IRS Form 990 is used by funders as a tool to track and scrutinize the finances, governance, and accomplishments of grant...
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27 Mar 2012

Foundation Administrators Network Meeting: Working with Vendors

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 -
8:30am to 10:30pm
The Foundation Administrators Network (FAN) is a professional peer network designed to support administrative professionals at Philanthropy New York member organizations. In addition to sharing information over an active listserv, the network meets...
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22 Mar 2012

What to Look for in a Nonprofit’s Financial Statement

Thursday, March 22, 2012 -
8:45am to 11:00am
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue 4th floor, NYC
Learn how to analyze and evaluate nonprofit financial statements and know what questions to raise for further analysis. Walk through a set of financial statements, focusing on definitions and relationships of numbers. A brief history of GAAP, as it...
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16 Mar 2012

The Loving Story - Philanthropy New York's Documentary Series

Friday, March 16, 2012 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join us for a wine-and-cheese reception, followed by a screening of the documentary The Loving Story , and a brief discussion to follow. The Loving Story Trailer A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in...
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13 Mar 2012

The Nuts, Bolts & Art of Networking with David Schachter

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
Do you shy away from networking events because you never know exactly what to say to strangers? Have you always wanted to learn the basic functions and skills of networking? Or are you comfortable networking but want to continue to improve your...
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13 Mar 2012

Imagine: How Creativity Works (2012 GEO Conference)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output? From the bestselling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling...
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12 Mar 2012

Conversations for Grantmakers: Hydrofracking Plus and Minus

Monday, March 12, 2012 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join us for a discussion about the effects natural gas drilling has on community infrastructure. Amy Panek from the Park Foundation and Marilyn Bok from the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers will also talk about their work to educate the...
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08 Mar 2012

Straight from the Source - Working with a Living Donor

Thursday, March 8, 2012 -
11:00am to 1:30pm
Teleconference
The dreams, life experiences, and personalities of donors and donor couples are at the heart of family philanthropy. Everything from the family’s philanthropic focus and mission to the interaction with potential grantees connects to the legacy of...
28 Feb 2012

Thinking Out of the Box: Meeting Challenges with Creative Leadership

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 -
7:00am to 12:00pm
You are invited to attend the "BBB Charity Effectiveness Symposium VI" presented by the Education and Research Foundation of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York. Explore Creative leadership and performance issues affecting nonprofits...
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21 Feb 2012

Improving Internal Practices in Philanthropy

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Webinar
Is your foundation using best practices for internal processes? Join your colleagues for a two-part webinar led by 2011 graduates of the Career Pathways Program and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. E. Thomas Brewer, director of...
16 Feb 2012

Funders Supporting Veterans

Thursday, February 16, 2012 -
7:30am to 10:00am
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
Since September, funders have met twice at Philanthropy New York to learn about the issues facing returning veterans that can be addressed by philanthropy. This group has continued the conversation but is now delving deeper into each other’s grants...
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