Philanthropy 101: The Great Debates in Philanthropy

Friday, December 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm EST
Virtual Meeting - Register for this Series by 9/17
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This program is a part of our five-module Philanthropy 101 from our PNY Core Curriculum.

Once you register for Philanthropy 101: Speaking the Same Language, you will automatically be registered for the remaining modules:

The Great Debates in Philanthropy

Join Philanthropy New York as we pit seasoned philanthropists, one-on-one, in robust debates around the philanthropic topics of the century.  From general operating grants vs. restricted grants, to debate on the increase of foundation minumum payout, be ready to take a side!

Intended Outcomes

Upon completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the current big issues in philanthropy
  • Describe support and opposition to an increase on foundation minimum payout
  • Describe support and opposition to a participatory grantmaking strategy
  • Describe support and opposition to granting general operating grants versus restricted grants


Designed for

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. What to expect: presentation blended with breakout discussions.


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program

Registration is required by September 17th. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program. 

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and go to the Philanthropy 101: Speaking the Same Language page. (no fee)

** Please note that we are offering the Philanthropy 101 Series virtually in 2020. Foundations outside the New York metropolitan area can take advantage of the 2020 virtual series for a fee. For more information, please email**

Please email with any questions.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.