Grantmaking Strategy & Tools

20 Feb 2019

Activating Philanthropy’s Power for Change: The Role of Self-Assessment and Honest Feedback

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm
Taking time out for self-assessment and learning is an important part of the organizational cycle of planning, action and reflection. In the process, how can funders receive and make the most of honest feedback to ensure that they are employing...
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14 Dec 2018

Beyond Understanding: Listening for Emergence

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:30am
In these complex, challenging times, leaders and good communicators, need to be skilled listeners. Ideally, we are listening to learn, not simply to confirm our presumptions. Many things - environmental and societal factors, our own biases and...
05 Dec 2018

The Make or Break Moment: Blending Capacity Building and Capital for Change

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
In Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2018 State of the Sector Survey, 86% of respondents expected demand for their services to increase in the coming year, but only 43% anticipated meeting it, and only 33% said they include capital for innovation and change...
27 Nov 2018

Achieving Equity: Do We Know Who We’re Serving?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm
For philanthropy to advance equity in all communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, it needs to be able to understand the demographics of the organizations being funded (and declined), the people being served, and the...
29 Oct 2018

Is It Time to Embrace Participatory Grantmaking? – A Webinar Hosted by PACE and GrantCraft

Monday, October 29, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Like many established institutions today, foundations are subject to a heightened demand for greater transparency and accountability. Participatory grantmaking can be a vital practice for building trust and enhancing relationships between organized...
23 Oct 2018

Making The Case For Equity And Grassroots Organizing: Funder Stories and Strategies - A Webinar Hosted by HEFN

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Philanthropy is abuzz right now about racial and gender equity and the grassroots. Some of this reflects deepening recognition of moral and political imperatives. For funders focused on issues like toxics, fracking, or drinking water, it also...
10 Oct 2018

Beyond Islamophobia: How American Stories Transform Communities

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
8:30am to 1:30pm
Beyond Islamophobia: How American Stories are Transforming Communities aims to highlight fresh thinking from artists and activists who disrupt the noxious, bigoted cultural narrative to advance cross-community understanding and social cohesion for...
04 Oct 2018

Elevating Impact: Key Practices for Producing Outcomes

Thursday, October 4, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Philanthropic practice does not exist in a vacuum. Great funding strategies require the input and partnership of communities and grantees, all the while recognizing how power gets in the way of building trust and healthy relationships.
12 Jul 2018

Making Space at The Table: Welcoming New Voices to Your Family Giving - A Webinar Hosted by NCFP

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
There are so many ways to welcome new voices into your family giving. Whether you are looking to involve the next generation of family members, developing a process to invite non-family board members onto your board, or finding other practical ways...
10 Jul 2018

The Power of Pooled Funding to Increase College Graduation Rates

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Join the NYC youth funders for a session that will feature the development of and lessons learned from the College Completion Innovation Fund (CCIF), a unique collaborative model for college persistence and completion grantmaking managed by Graduate...
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