Grantmaking Webinar Series

Successful Structures: Aligning Operations with Program in Service of Strategy

Good grantmaking practices lead to better grantmaking impact; yet funders often treat grants management and grants operations as separate from program strategy. Grantmakers are experimenting with new organizational structures and tactics to support real-time learning and feedback about effective grantmaking — putting grants management at the center of strategy and

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Evaluation for Grantmakers

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

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Grantmaking Learning Series

CMF/JCP Grantmaking Series: Grant Due Diligence

Program officers play a dual role of both sentry and steward. A group discussion focuses on your responsibilities to your foundation, as well as your obligation to your grant applicants and explores how best to stage your inquiry including a due diligence check list. Cost: Council of Michigan Foundation Members:

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Council on Foundations Encourages Johnson Center’s Stewardship of LearnPhilanthropy

By Robert Shalett, director of communications and marketing, Johnson Center for Philanthropy The work of grantmaking professionals is absolutely essential to effective philanthropy. They are the bridge between applicants and grantees on the outside of the foundation, and the executive staff and boards of trustees on the inside. Their recommendations

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