Home » Events » Answering the Sustainability Question

Answering the Sustainability Question

Date:
November 15th, 2018
Time:
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location:
Philanthropy Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
Event type:
Skillbuilding
Member fee:
$20
Base fee:
$40

We have all seen the “sustainability question” asking one way or another:

  • How will the program be sustained after the grant ends?
  • What is your plan for sustaining the project beyond the grant period?
  • Describe the future of this program and how will you support it beyond the grant.

If you answered “We’ll get more grants”, you failed the test. This practical session is designed to spark new ideas on how to answer the question for your organization or program. It will offer grant maker insights, new ways to look at the question, and strategies for answering it.

Through:

  • interviews with funders on what they look for in the answer;
  • examples of different ways to look at the question;
  • factors that help prove sustainability that may not seem obvious or even related; and
  • concrete examples to illustrate principles

Participants are invited to bring their best examples of answering this question to share.

Presenter:

Ellen Gugel GPC, Principal of Grants & More, has developed hundreds of successful proposals for environmental, social services, advocacy and arts organizations from grassroots to $60+ million agencies. As Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations at Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services) 2010-14, she established a successful grants program. Prior: consultant (2007-10); Development Manager, Tower Hill Botanic Garden (2004-07); Executive Director, Orenda Wildlife Land Trust (1998-2003) of Cape Cod. She earned her MBA at Boston University in Public & Nonprofit Management. She is a member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and currently serves as the GPA Regional Representative. She is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) since 2010.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Philanthropy MA Policy

Refunds: When an event or program requires payment, payment is required in advance unless alternative arrangements have been made with an Philanthropy MA staff member. If payment has not been received and/or arrangements have not been made three or more business days before the event date, Philanthropy MA reserves the right to cancel your unpaid reservation. Philanthropy MA does not provide refunds, but a credit good for one year may be issued for future events if notice of nonattendance is received three or more business days prior to the event. If you need to cancel your event registration, please email AGM staff at info@agmconnect.org.

Media: Photographs and/or video may be taken at this event to support Philanthropy Massachusetts's efforts to educate and inform the community on the role of philanthropy, in marketing materials, on our website and through social media. If you prefer your image not to be used please notify us at the event. Thank you.

133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606 | Fax: 617.426.2849
© 2018 Philanthropy Massachusetts