January 24, 2024 @ 12:30 pm–January 25, 2024 @ 4:30 pm EST
A two-day course for those new to grantmaking or the field of philanthropy
Philanthropy 101 is a two-day, online learning experience designed to ground new professionals in the basics of foundations, nonprofits, grantmaking, the field of philanthropy, and how philanthropy interacts with other sectors — namely, business and government.
This course introduces concepts essential to philanthropic work, including the grantmaking cycle, with a focus on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the sector.
Philanthropy 101 is equal parts theory and practice. As a participant, you will develop a deeper understanding of what philanthropy is, what makes it distinct, and why it’s important. You will examine how your role fits within the context of your foundation and the broader sector. You will also have the opportunity to put theory into practice through a variety of virtual activities.
Join us to strengthen your sector knowledge and your ability to create meaningful impact.
Individual Rate: $995
Group Rate: $950 per person for groups of 3 or more from the same organization
First-Time TGS Attendee: $950 (use promo code TGSFIRSTCOURSE)
TGS Alumni: $950 (use promo code TGSALUM45)
Instructors: Michael Layton & Naomi Polin
Deadline to register: Friday, January 12
This course takes place over two days and participants are expected to attend the entirety of both days. Participants will be expected to participate in polls, breakout sessions, and discussions either verbally or via chat.
Please Note: Registration is limited to 30 participants. It will NOT be recorded.
Meeting Dates & Times
Participants will meet virtually on Wednesday, January 24 from 12:30–4:30 p.m. and again on Thursday, January 25 from 12:30–4:30 p.m. (ET).
- Introduction to philanthropy
- Understanding the philanthropic sector; foundation and nonprofit types
- How to make an impact
- Practices to promote equity
- Relationships to government and business
- Know your foundation; mission, vision, & strategy
- Developing external relationships; ethics, bias, and power dynamics
- Overview of key elements of the grantmaking cycle, including grantmaking tools and approaches; proposal solicitation, application, and review; due diligence; monitoring and reporting; and evaluation and learning
Who should attend this course?
This session is ideal for foundation program officers and other grantmaking staff who are new to grantmaking or to the philanthropic sector. If you do not fit this profile but are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before registering.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
This course may be subject to cancellation if it does not reach the minimum number of registrants. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified at least two weeks before the course start date and will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer your registration to another Johnson Center course. Refund requests for any other reason must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Questions about this event or about your registration?
Call 616-331-7585 or email email@example.com.