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March 2019

Do Your Due Diligence (webinar)

March 26 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Webinar
Grantmaking Webinar Series

Due diligence is an essential step in the grantmaking process to ensure that funds are distributed to reach maximum impact. During this webinar designed for grantmakers who are newer to the field, participants will learn tips and tricks for reviewing a nonprofit’s finances, discuss resources on grant application review strategies and hear different perspectives from active grantmakers on topics such as site visits, board presentations and more. Cost: $35 for CMF members / $70 for nonmembers Completion of this webinar…

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May 2019

Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking

May 9 @ 8:00 AMMay 10 @ 5:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking

Presented by The Grantmaking School Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking explores what informs foundation strategy and grantmaking and also focuses on the essential skills of grantmaking, including proposal review, due diligence, recommendations, and other core program officer competency areas. This two-day course provides you with an understanding of how proposal analysis contributes to your foundation’s broader strategy along with the necessary tools and methods to conduct a thorough proposal review and grantmaking process. What you’ll learn in this course: Foundation mission, strategy,…

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Persuasive Writing for Grantmakers

May 16 @ 9:00 AM4:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Persuasive Writing for Grantmakers

This interactive workshop will focus on sharpening the analytical skills that are the basis for good writing, writing for different audiences, and creating different types of written products.

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June 2019

Set Your Strategy (webinar)

June 25 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Webinar
Grantmaking Webinar Series

Setting a grantmaking strategy can be a long and complicated process. To get to the strategy you must identify the needs and ensure all voices are heard in the process. Once the strategy is set, it is critical to educate your nonprofit partners on your new focus areas and notify long-term grantees if they no longer fit into the selected priority areas. Join this webinar to hear from grantmakers who have recently implemented new strategies with and for the communities…

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September 2019

Build and Maintain Grantee Relationships (webinar)

September 24 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Webinar
Grantmaking Webinar Series

As the issues that foundations address become more complex, so too become the relationships that grantmakers must build and maintain with grantees. When nonprofits begin to collaborate, partner and scale, grantmakers must adapt to become connectors and conveners while still managing the power dynamics of being the one with the checkbook. If this is one of the issues that keeps you up at night, join this webinar to hear from your grantmaking peers who have advice to share from their…

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