Grantmaking & Evaluation


Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Bring Them Back! Reverse Scholarship Model In Practice

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How can you attract and retain the best and brightest in your community? Join us as we examine how philanthropy is leveraging the reverse scholarship model to combat the "brain drain." Learn about work that's underway, early successes we are seeing, and how you can model this work in your own community.


Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Women's Philanthropy: Investing in Women and Girls

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Explore the full cycle of women-led solutions in philanthropy, from engaging and empowering women donors to making meaningful impact in your community. Consider giving circles and other avenues for building and sustaining powerful relationships with women donors. Learn about gender norms and explore how grantmaking with a gender lens can maximize the social return on all investments in your community. Examine how to apply a gender lens to your grant guidelines and communications with grantees.  


Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Pulled Two Ways: Finding the Balance Between Strategic and Reactive Grantmaking

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What’s the right balance of proactive vs. responsive philanthropy for your community foundation? On the one hand, community foundations are entrusted to respond to the broad needs of the communities they serve. On the other, without a focused strategy, they are unable to move the needle on critical community needs. In this session you will hear from leaders who have grappled with this question as they have assumed a larger leadership role in their communities.


Deep Dive on Early Learning in Indiana

Thursday, October 8, 2015 |
10:00am to 3:00pm
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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

The early childhood landscape in Indiana and across other states is shifting under our feet. More public resources are being injected into the system, adding complexity for programs and teachers.


Effective Philanthropy through Scholarship Best Practices Deep Dive Day

Thursday, May 19, 2016 |
9:15am to 3:00pm
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Are your scholarship programs achieving the maximum impact for students?  In this seminar, led by a nationally-recognized scholarship consultant, and joined by university financial aid experts in the afternoon, we will explore the common facets of


The Three P's of Effective Philanthropy

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When I was asked to serve on a committee for the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance to create a training workshop for new and emerging grantmakers, the challenge was presented on how to compartmentalize the roles of a grantmaker for those that are new or emerging leaders in the area of grantmaking. The committee decided the best way to explain the role of the grantmaker is using what we are now calling “The Three ‘Ps’ of Effective Philanthropy” – Purpose, Practice, and People.