So, you know the basics of conducting a financial review — but now what? Join us as we roll up our sleeves and take a closer look at financial statements, program budgets, 990s, and techniques to strengthen your financial analysis ninja skills.
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
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
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
by Dr. Teri Behrens, director of special projects and editor in chief of The Foundation Review at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy We will soon be releasing this quarter’s publication of The Foundation Review with articles that address a broad spectrum of current issues in philanthropy. Simon, Slichta, and Monroe focus
By Danielle Venema, undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University, Marketing and Communications assistant at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Philanthropy is changing faster than ever. At the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, we believe that learning curves shouldn’t get in the way of impact. Our mission is
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: