Grantmaking Strategy & Tools

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...
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...
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...
17 Dec 2019

Working with Intermediaries: A Brownbag Lunch Discussion

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Philanthropy New York
From DAFs to giving circles and community foundations to fund aggregators, intermediary organizations come in many forms. At their best, intermediaries can expand organizational capacity, provide expert guidance and connect funders to sustainable,...
20 Nov 2019

Embodying Our Values: Lessons in Deepening Trust With Grantees

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
A growing number of foundations are embracing trust-based practices as a way to be less of a jerk and tackle the power imbalances between foundations and grantees. Many of the practices central to a trust-based approach – such as multi-year...
06 Nov 2019

Judy Belk: Moving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion From Buzzwords To Integrated Practice

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
This program is a part of Philanthropy New York’s Reframing Philanthropy Series, following its 40th Year Annual Meeting : September 19 - Rob Reich vs. Phil Buchanan: Is Giving By The Wealthy A Good Thing? October 8 - Edgar...
29 Oct 2019

Resiliency Finance: A Pivotal Role for Philanthropy

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
The need for cities small and large to upgrade infrastructure and prepare for climate change disruptions is increasingly urgent, and yet finance and funding for these efforts face critical shortfalls. Increased impact investing by the philanthropic...
24 Oct 2019

The Capacity Building Blind Spot: What’s Holding NYC Nonprofits Back?

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Every year, the nonprofits we support are forced to choose. Do they budget more for program or budget to invest in growth of their small donor or fee-for-service programs? What they ultimately are choosing between is performing more program work...
23 Oct 2019

From Intentions into Actions: Bringing Behavioral Design to NYC Nonprofits

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
So often we learn about exciting evidence-based programs and bemoan how difficult and expensive it is to scale up best practices. By contrast, behavioral science offers research findings and design techniques that can be applied fairly easily, at...

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