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Grantmaker Risk Management

June 6 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm EDT

Grantmaker Risk Management

Philanthropy can be risky business.

Philanthropists have long maintained that they are willing and able to take risks that neither the private sector nor government can. But how many risks do philanthropists really take? And how do they manage those risks?

This workshop explores those questions and introduces a trust-based risk tolerance/management framework that both honors the grantee partnership and leads to increased impact.

In this session, you will:

  • Increase your awareness of and ability to recognize the inherently risky nature of philanthropy.
  • Explore the different types of risk along with their impact on programming and funding decisions.
  • Discvoer how a growth mindset, collaborative problem-solving, and innovative strategies can be used within the context of the foundation to identify and mitigate risk.

Individual Price: $109
Group Rate (4+ persons from the same organization): $89 per person
Current GVSU students/staff/faculty: Free

Instructor: Matthew Henkes
Format: Virtual
Register by: June 5

Who should attend this course?
This course is intended for foundation staff, donors, and others engaged in grantmaking. If you do not fit this profile but are interested in attending, please email emily.brenner@gvsu.edu before registering.

Please Note: This workshop will NOT be recorded or made available to registrants after the live session.

Questions about this event or about your registration?
Please call Emily Brenner at 616-331-7585 or email emily.brenner@gvsu.edu.

Photo: Matthew Henkes
Matthew Henkes, M.A., M.P.A., is vice president of grants and initiatives at the Iowa West Foundation. Matthew is responsible for leading how the foundation evaluates its work, considers equity through its grantmaking and helps grantees build their capacity. He previously managed Iowa West’s placemaking portfolio, including grants and initiatives in the areas of community development, beautification, recreation, arts/culture, and housing. Learn more about Matthew.


June 6
2:00 pm–4:00 pm EDT
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