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Grantmaker Panel for Nonprofits

June 8, 2017 @ 11:00 AM1:30 PM

Grantmaker Panel for Nonprofits

Join this dynamic panel of grantmakers as they share insights on best practices for the grant process. The Grantmaker Panel for nonprofits provides the opportunity to have a candid conversation about how nonprofits and foundations can work together more effectively. Each speaker will provide an overview of their foundation then respond to questions from the moderator and the audience. And, be prepared to answer questions from the funders!

Key Concepts:

  • Strategies for effective proposals
  • Managing grantor relationships
  • Working through transparency and failure
  • How to share data

Moderator: Teri Behrens, director of our Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning

Sue Peters, vice president of community impact, Community Foundation of Greater Flint*
Kathleen Odne, executive director (retired), Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation (attending via video conference)
Shamar Bibbins, program officer, Kresge Foundation (attending via video conference)

Cost: $70, includes lunch
($10 for GVSU students/staff with ID)

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*Sue Peters will be joining us in place of Isaiah Oliver, who is no longer able to attend.


June 8, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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