Program Officer Deep Dive Day: Putting Values-Based Grantmaking into Practice

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:00pm EDT
Indiana United Ways 2955 N. Meridian Street, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Join this workshop presented by PEAK Grantmaking to learn how to "walk the talk" when it comes to embedding institutional values into your grantmaking practices.

All grantmakers have core values that motivate and inform their work, even if they aren’t explicitly stated. However, those values often aren’t reflected in their grantmaking practices, the most tangible indication to the world of a grantmaker’s values. When grantmaking practices and principles are out of sync, grantmakers may be unnecessarily taxing their resources and the nonprofits they serve. It may be time to begin an internal conversation about values and practices, which may be misaligned.

We’ll discuss PEAK Grantmaking’s research into values-based grantmaking, including how to tell the stories of your values. You’ll also learn concrete skills to initiate conversations with colleagues and organizational leaders around aligning grantmaking practice with values.

Participants will:

  • Learn about research into the values of leading grantmakers
  • Identify practices that demonstrate values to the public and to grantees
  • Learn how to build consensus and start courageous conversations about values and practices
  • Share challenges to aligning practices with values


Nikki Powell
Chief Communications Officer, PEAK Grantmaking

Nikki Powell is PEAK Grantmaking’s chief communications officer. She develops and manages strategies to promote PEAK Grantmaking’s services, events, and programs. She is responsible for developing outreach campaigns to raise awareness of PEAK Grantmaking’s members and their expertise. Nikki also oversees marketing for PEAK Grantmaking events, including sponsorship and exhibitor recruitment. Her experience includes implementing communications strategies for nonprofits of many sizes and in many sectors, including membership associations, advocacy organizations, and leading research think tanks.


About Peak Grantmaking

PEAK Grantmaking is a member-led national association of professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. The people of PEAK Grantmaking come together to form a vibrant community of grantmaking practice that advances shared leadership and learning across the sector. This is where Practice Meets Purpose. By cultivating resources, learning opportunities, and collaborations across the philanthropic spectrum, we support grantmaking practices designed to maximize mission-driven efficiency and effectiveness of funders of every size.


Please register by: 8/7/2018

You must be logged into the website to register; then click the "Register Now" button above. If you do not have an existing account, you may register for one here. Please allow 48 hours for account approval, or for immediate access you may contact Marilee Steckler at 317-630-5200 Ext. 119.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received one week prior to this program will be honored with a full refund. No refunds will be issued after this date. In order to view or cancel current registrations, login into your account at Once you are logged in, click on "My Account" at the top of the screen. Your profile will show up in the main body of the webpage. Click on "Registrations" in the menu above your profile. Here you'll be able to view all your current registrations and cancel if necessary. You may also contact Catrena Morrow at the number below to confirm or cancel your registration.


Please contact Catrena Morrow with any questions by email or call at 317-630-5200 Ext. 110.


IPA Members $65
Non-Members - $95
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