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Grantmaker Risk Management

December 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm EST

Grantmaker Risk Management (December 6, 2023)

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 virtual 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 workshop, you will:

  • Increase your awareness of and ability to recognize the inherently risky nature of philanthropy.
  • Explore the different types of risk and their impact on programming and funding decisions.
  • Discover 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: $89 per person

Instructor: Gladys Hairston
Format: Virtual
Register by: December 4

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.

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

Gladys Hairston
Gladys Hairston, M.A., is the director of learning, research, and evaluation at the John Rex Endowment. At the Endowment, Gladys supports grantees on their current initiatives, refines and implements internal and external learning practices to support the gauge of impact on grantmaking, and follows philanthropic landscape trends for equitable evaluation purposes. Prior to her time at JRE, Gladys worked as a civil rights and African American history researcher as well as a program officer at the Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont in Virginia. Learn more about Gladys.


December 6, 2023
2:00 pm–4:00 pm EST
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