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Social Movements and Grantmaking

September 18 @ 8:00 AMSeptember 19 @ 5:00 PM

Presented by The Grantmaking School

“Social Movements and Grantmaking” provides an engaging introductory dive into the world of social movements and the roles that philanthropy can play within these movements. This two-day course will include a mix of lectures, discussions, and experiential exercises, which will provide you with an understanding of philanthropy’s influence on social movements and how to identify funding opportunities to support these critical movements.

Key concepts will include:

  • Recognizing what a social movement is and what it isn’t
  • Understanding the influence and role of philanthropy on contemporary social movements
  • Identifying different funding opportunities in supporting social movements

Instructors: Jason Franklin and Ali Webb
Location: GVSU’s Detroit Center

Individual Registration: $950
Group Registration: $865 per person (2 or more people from the same organization)
TGS Alumni: $865 (use promotional code TGSALUM)

Course runs 8 AM–5 PM each day. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Register now

Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 11.

Photo: Ali Webb, Ph.D.Ali Webb, Ph.D. was the first female and youngest person ever to hold the position of press secretary in Los Angeles, where she served under Mayor Tom Bradley for seven years. She was later appointed by President Bill Clinton to head communications at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and also served as communications director for The Nature Conservancy as well as political director for the League of Conservation Voters. Ali worked at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for 19 years, including as Director of Michigan Programming. Her love of politics led to her most recent work on behalf of U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy in Mississippi. Learn more about Ali.

Photo: Jason Franklin, Ph.D.
Jason Franklin, Ph.D.
is the Johnson Center’s W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair. As holder of the nation’s first endowed chair focused on community philanthropy, he engages in research, teaching, service, and thought leadership to explore and advance the field, nationally and internationally. Learn more about Jason.


September 18 @ 8:00 AM
September 19 @ 5:00 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s The Grantmaking School


Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center
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Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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