Grantmaking Strategy & Tools

02 Feb 2017

Invisible No More: Native Realities in a Post-Election Era

Thursday, February 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am
The Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock has attracted broad public attention with wider implications for the country as a whole. Reaching the eyes and ears of New Yorkers, this effort is rooted in historical and contentious struggles not only...
31 Jan 2017

Built to Scale: How and When to Help Grantees Replicate Their Work

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us to learn how two different youth-focused funders—The Wallace Foundation and the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust—have helped out-of-school-time providers replicate their programming.
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18 Jan 2017

Peer Learning: A Key to Successful Capacity Building

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Spurring the momentum for sustained change within organizations is a challenging aspect of any capacity building effort. Peer learning can be an effective tool for enhancing organizational change by providing an opportunity for peers to share their...
18 Jan 2017

Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (All day) to Friday, February 3, 2017 (All day)
ESS orients new program officers and directors to their role as funders. This three-day intensive course helps philanthropy newcomers build a framework for understanding and implementing ethical and effective grantmaking. It is a part of our PNY...
22 Sep 2016

Telling Your CSR Impact Story: An Outcomes Framework for a Portfolio of Programs

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Companies are facing increasing pressure to report on the impact and results of their various corporate citizenship programs, not only to customers and advocacy groups, but also to senior leaders and employees. Yet programs focusing on community and...
14 Sep 2016

Advancing Racial Equity: the Opportunity for Philanthropy

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
As a nation, we espouse values of equality and justice, and yet, racial inequities currently exist across all indicators for success, including in education, criminal justice, jobs, housing, public infrastructure and health, regardless of intent or...
13 Jul 2016

Tools for Tackling Implicit Bias and Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm
We are in a moment where racial consciousness is high and discussions of racial justice are arguably more common than ever. Yet the mind sciences show us that there are a critical set of unconscious perceptions driving choices and responses in ways...
22 Jun 2016

Social Impact Exchange: 2016 Conference on Scaling Impact

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:30am to Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
At the 2016 Conference on Scaling Impact, funders, advisors and leaders from across the social sector gather to share knowledge, learn about innovative co-funding opportunities and develop a community to help scale top initiatives and build the...
21 Jun 2016

Diverse Boards: Moving Beyond Rhetoric

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Many nonprofits and philanthropies embrace the values and goals of inclusiveness, but have had mixed success in diversifying their boards. Some have had challenges identifying appropriate leaders from less familiar communities. Some have had...

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