Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Advanced Proposal Analysis (Calgary)

June 13, 2016 @ 8:00 AMJune 14, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

Advanced Proposal Analysis - Calgary

Advanced Proposal Analysis intentionally focuses on the essential skills of proposal review, recommendations, project management, and other core competency areas. We strongly believe that mastering this work is the key to excellence in grantmaking. The Advanced Proposal Analysis course is specifically designed for foundation professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills on proposal assessment. NOTE: This course includes information specific to Canadian tax law, policy, and system.

Monday–Tuesday, June 13–14, 2016

Caroline Altman Smith and Kathleen Odne

– $1,295 USD / $1,700 CAD*
Alumni of The Grantmaking School – $1,165 USD / $1,500 CAD*
Multiple attendees / Attending multiple courses – $1,165 USD / $1,500 CAD*
*Canadian prices may vary based on the current exchange rate.




Deadline to register extended until June 2, 2016.

See here for Travel and Lodging Information and here for information about restaurants in the area.

Questions? Email Michael Pratt at The Grantmaking School or call (616) 331-9033.

Caroline Altman-Smith

Caroline Altman Smith is the Deputy Director of Education at The Kresge Foundation. She supports the team’s domestic grantmaking, which funds higher education institutions and national nonprofit organizations that work to help more under-served students enter and succeed in post-secondary education. Before joining Kresge in 2008, Caroline served for five years as a program officer at the Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis where she worked to create opportunities for low-income, minority and first-generation students to enter college and complete their undergraduate degrees. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Caroline holds a master’s degree in philanthropic studies and a certificate in nonprofit management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. She is an instructor for The Grantmaking School at Grand Valley State University, previously chaired the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy National Board of Advisors, and currently serves on the boards of the Council of Michigan Foundations and Grantmakers for Education.


Kathleen Odne

Kathleen Odne is the Executive Director of the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation in Walnut Creek, California. The Lesher Foundation provides grants to non-profits in northern California to improve K-12 education, enhance the visual and performing arts and in support of programs benefiting children and families. Kathleen currently serves on the Board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy in Washington DC. She has previously served on the boards of the Council on Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy and Northern California Grantmakers. Kathleen is a founding member of the Funders Forum of Contra Costa, an affinity group of funders in the East Bay, and was a member of the Advisory Council for the Foundation Center in San Francisco. She is a past chair of the Committee on Family Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations which developed the Stewardship Principles for Family Foundations. In her community, she is currently serving on the board of John Muir Health System, and has also served on the boards of De La Salle High School, the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, and the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. She attended the United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. A native of Chicago, she holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois and an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.


June 13, 2016 @ 8:00 AM
June 14, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Event Category:
Event Tags:


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s The Grantmaking School


Kahanoff Conference Centre
105 12th Ave SE, Suite 200
Calgary, AB T2G 1A1 Canada
+ Google Map
(403) 262-1224