Grantmaking 101: The Purpose, Practice and People of Effective Philanthropy
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Giving and managing grants can often be an isolated “learn-as-you-go” experience. While an instruction manual for effective philanthropy has yet to be written, this two-day “Grantmaker 101” workshop provides individuals responsible for grant funding decisions with the tools and resources to increase the effectiveness of their grants. The course outlines specific strategies to help refine the purpose of your giving, practical skills to enhance the practice of your giving, and peer-advice to develop relationships which will maximize the effectiveness of your giving.
Day 1, November 10th: 10am-5:30pm EDT
Day 2, November 11th: 8:30am-3pm EDT
$175 IPA members (including lunch, manual, resource guide, and snacks)
$250 non-members (including meals, manual, resource guide, and snacks)
- Program staff and volunteers (grant committees, trustees) of Indiana foundations responsible for making grant decisions and managing grants
- Families and philanthropists with foundations and donor-advised funds
Experience Level: The Purpose, Practice and People of Philanthropy curriculum is a comprehensive program specifically designed for grantmakers with 1-5 years of experience. Designed by professionals and delivered by practitioners, it is an excellent orientation for new foundation staff. Because it is an interactive program, it is also an excellent update for foundation personnel who would like to increase their professional networks, redesign their grant processes or develop new grant strategies to increase the impact of their grants.
Dir., Prof. Dev. & Special Initiatives, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
Program Officer, Ball Brothers Foundation
Executive Director & Managing Attorney, Charitable Allies
Program Officer, The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.
Module 1: The Purpose of Philanthropy
- You will understand the history of philanthropy as well as the national and local infrastructure which supports philanthropy
- You will discuss and learn of issues and emerging trends which are shaping philanthropy
Module 2: The Practice of Philanthropy
- You will learn of effective grant management processes: developing and communicating grant criteria, accepting and reviewing applications, conducting site visits, communicating funding decisions, and measuring grant effectiveness
- You will also understand the legal and ethical issues associated with managing grants
Module 3: The People of Philanthropy
- Through peer learning discussions, you will understand how to develop beneficial relationships with internal stakeholders such as your board, committees and co-workers
- Practical examples and facilitated conversations will help you gain experience in developing and managing relationships with external stakeholders such as grantees and other foundations
- A set of resources that help address philanthropy challenges
- A participant manual
- Peer-learning networks which will continue past the program
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