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September 2014
$95 - $190

CMF/JCP Grantmaking Series: Financial Tools & Tips – A Comprehensive Dive

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Kalamazoo, MI United States
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This intensive session reviews how to conduct a financial review of a grant application. We’ll outline a process for conducting a financial review and discuss in depth the tools you will use. You’ll learn to assess financial capacity and organizational strengths and weaknesses. The session concludes with a discussion on understanding project budgets and spotting red flags then moves into a look at audits, IRS form 990s and similar reports—your windows into their financial world. Through a hands-on exercise, you’ll…

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$35 - $70

CMF/JCP Grantmaking Series: Communicating with Grantees

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
online/webinar

How do grantmakers balance the need for progress reports and evaluation data without burdening the lean resources of the nonprofits? This session will focus on techniques to help you stay informed about project progress without overburdening either the grantee or yourself. Mark Sedway and Jessica Bearman will discuss balancing communication strategies with grantees, while also building healthy working relationships and partnerships. Jessica Bearman, Principal, Bearman Consulting, works with foundations and other mission-based organizations, focusing on organization development, facilitation, planning, and…

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Skills Based Volunteer

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW Suite 200 , Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Do you want to increase your organization’s manpower in a cost effective way? Do you want to increase your organizations abilities by bringing in professionals who offer a certain knowledge and experience that can bolster the impact of your organization? Using skills based volunteers is not just a trend! Skills based volunteers can offer your organization a way to increase capacities throughout your organization. This training will serve organizations just starting volunteer programs as well as a time of enrichment…

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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Using Community Data to Explore Issues of Racial Equity

September 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW Suite 200 , Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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The 2013 VoiceGR survey of the greater Grand Rapids community showed very clear disparities in income, education, healthcare, and safety based on race. The issue of racial equity is often a key concern for funders and program providers. Decision-makers need to grapple with data regarding racial disparities and decide how to ask difficult questions to gain a better understanding of community members’ needs and improve their programs. This brown bag will be a conversation between researchers and participants, encouraging participants to interpret the…

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October 2014

Strategic Leadership Series: Sustainable Organizational Culture

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wealth Street Theatre,
1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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  Whether you are a seasoned nonprofit leader or you’re just getting started, nonprofits need practical resources to help make sense of the inherently complicated nature of organizations that are mission rather than profit driven. Sustainability is about more than money, rather it is a journey taken every day by nonprofits to help them become resilient and better able to meet challenges they may encounter along the way. Join Dennis McMilian as he gives insight into what makes a sustainable organization. Based on…

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Evaluation for Grantmakers

October 29 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
Change Makers conference room inside the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo,
726 Exchange Street, Suite 525 , Buffalo, NY United States
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Philanthropy is evolving quickly, presenting new opportunities and challenges for grantmakers. Effective evaluation at your foundation can help you overcome those challenges with new solutions for your work and that of your grantees. The Grantmaking School’s Evaluation for Grantmakers gives you the opportunity to examine the history, strategy, design, and theory behind the process of evaluation and get equipped with the tools you need to respond to the diverse nature of evaluation in foundations. Participants will find a balance among…

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November 2014
Free

Give Learning Curves the Boot

November 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
LearnPhilanthropy Webinar,

Special Webinar for Those New to Grantmaking Organizations Philanthropy can be a complex field. Whether you’re starting your career, transitioning into a new role, or simply want a refresher, let us be your guide. This free, 30-minute webinar will introduce you to essential topics every philanthropic professional should know and give you three strategies for getting more informed about and connected to the field. Presenters

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Strategic Leadership Series: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Loosemore Auditorium,
301 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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  The study UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role,…

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Comprehensive Financial Analysis

November 17 @ 8:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Suite 230,
201 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids , 49504
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Grantmaking is evolving quickly, presenting new challenges for grantmakers. Comprehensive Financial Analysis gives you the tools you need to take those challenges head on with a strong financial acumen. This course provides staff of grantmaking institutions with the necessary knowledge and skills they need to conduct a comprehensive and effective analysis of organizational and programmatic financial information to improve funding decisions. Key concepts include: Creating a culture of comprehensive financial analysis for grantmaking, The relationship of financial condition to effective grantmaking,…

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December 2014

Planned Giving: Getting the Proper Start

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW Suite 200 , Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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Have you heard about “planned giving” and are unsure if it is something that your organization should pursue? Are you hesitant to pursue planned giving because you do not know where to begin? Did you know that planned gifts are as financially beneficial to your organization as they are to your donors? The Johnson Center is offering this workshop on the basics of planned giving. Participants will learn how to determine if their organizations are ready for a planned giving program…

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