Upcoming Events

Nov 15th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

We are SOLD OUT, as this year's cohort has been selected. Stay tuned for information on the 2020 rollout. Philanthropy 101 is a three-session series that helps all staff new to philanthropy better understand and work within the sector. Developed by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for...

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Nov 19th
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit

In an interactive workshop Jackie Herskovitz Russell, founder and president of Teak Media + Communication, shares with nonprofits the science-based best practices of storytelling and how to apply them to create effective messaging that drives fundraising, as well as public and private support.

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Nov 26th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

A nonprofit organization’s financial statements and disclosures provide a wealth of information and can tell a story, but sometimes you have to do a little digging to unravel the tale. We will get comfortable with the numbers found in the statements, and find deeper understanding by learning to...

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Dec 4th
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit

From logic models to making your case for support using 2,000 or less characters, this workshop will help you prepare successful paper and paperless proposal narratives including those to the different levels of government. This workshop provides learning opportunities for intermediate to advanced...

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In Philanthropy

November 5th, 2019
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Only women’s organizations focused on consciousness-raising, coalition-building, and advocacy can bring the kind of systemic change that women the world over need. The philanthropic community’s preoccupation with impact and the short-term projects that deliver measurable outcomes can distract us... More »
October 24th, 2019
Source: ThinkAdvisor
Family foundations in the U.S. are giving more money but through fewer grants, shifting their emphasis from local giving to addressing public policy issues, doubling their use of impact investing and expanding the diversity and inclusiveness of their boards and staff, according a new study from the... More »
October 15th, 2019
Source: Alliance Magazine
A growing number of foundations are deploying a portion of their capital to mission aligned investment strategies. This is an important trend. Still, only a relatively small number of foundations seek positive environmental and social impact with their investments and often with only a small share... More »
October 3rd, 2019
Source: CNBC - Make it
Americans are incredibly generous when it comes to opening up their pockets for worthy causes. But a new report finds that philanthropic support wanes when it comes to nonprofits dedicated to addressing breast cancer, childhood malnutrition, female entrepreneurship and domestic violence — in other... More »

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