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Nonprofit organizations are working hard to positively impact lives and communities. However, many lack the ability to obtain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment, and other resources needed to do their jobs competently or to a greater capacity. Join us for this lightning round session to hear replicable examples from IPA members who are bringing local nonprofits to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, so they may more effectively advance their mission into the future.
Trust-Based Philanthropy is being embraced by a growing number of foundations and social investors as a way to alleviate power imbalances between funders and those they support while fostering more productive and informative relationships. Driven by the central philosophy that funders should approach grantee relationships as learning partnerships, a trust-based approach encourages multi-year unrestricted funding, streamlined reporting, and transparent and responsive communication.
All foundations can advocate by educating lawmakers on issues of importance to philanthropy, but there’s still uncertainty regarding the nuances and details that distinguish advocacy from lobbying. Hear from national partners as they share issues from the field in the ever-changing policy landscape. Learn how to support and strategize around initiatives that are most important to your community by exploring some of the tools of advocacy through the work of your peers.
Building the capacity of your grantees to engage in strong grant reporting and data practices is impossible without strengthening their overall organizational capacity. This workshop will help you identify specific grantmaking practices that will build your grantee’s capacity and fuel your own ability to learn from grant portfolios, share your learning internally and externally, and use these relationships to evolve your grantmaking strategy over time.
Aligning your corporate strategy with your philanthropic investments and partnerships can add credibility to your brand, board, and employee engagement messaging. This alignment will also positively impact cultural and mission related goals.
Each year, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) surveys Indiana community foundations that promote youth philanthropy. This information is used to better understand the work and impact of youth philanthropists in Indiana, and gives insight into youth philanthropic trends.