Grantmaking Strategy & Tools

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...
15 Oct 2019

On Nonprofit Leadership Transitions - A Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -
8:30am to 10:30am
Program executives and those who lead grantmaking strategy and practice are invited to attend a breakfast conversation about leadership transitions in nonprofit organizations. Earlier this year, Philanthropy New York hosted a conversation among...
08 Oct 2019

Considering a New Grants Management System? Navigating the Potential Pitfalls

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
In this 21st century quickly evolving information age, selecting, migrating data, configuring, personalizing, testing, and providing ongoing support of new full featured integrated philanthropic systems is proving to be a major challenge. In this...

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