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August 2019

Equitable Evaluation: Whose Voice Counts?

August 22 @ 3:00 PM6:00 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Equitable Evaluation: Whose voice counts?

Join us as we explore how working together can benefit both the foundation and the nonprofit, and make evaluation practices more equitable for all.

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September 2019

Build and Maintain Grantee Relationships (webinar)

September 24 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

As the issues that foundations address become more complex, so too become the relationships that grantmakers must build and maintain with grantees. When nonprofits begin to collaborate, partner and scale, grantmakers must adapt to become connectors and conveners while still managing the power dynamics of being the one with the checkbook. If this is one of the issues that keeps you up at night, join this webinar to hear from your grantmaking peers who have advice to share from their…

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October 2019

Philanthropy 101

October 24 @ 8:00 AMOctober 25 @ 5:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Philanthropy 101

Philanthropy 101 is a two-day learning experience that helps ground new professionals in the basics of foundations, nonprofits, and grantmaking and the field of philanthropy. As a participant in this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of what philanthropy is, what makes it distinct, and why it’s important. You will also examine how your role fits within the broader philanthropic ecosystem and how the sector interacts with other sectors. The course introduces many concepts essential to philanthropic work, including…

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December 2019

Financial Analysis in Grantmaking

December 6 @ 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Financial Analysis in Grantmaking

Learn how to conduct a thorough, effective analysis of your organizational and programmatic financial information to improve funding decisions.

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January 2020

Advancing Equity: A Case Study

January 17, 2020 @ 12:00 PM5:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Advancing Equity: A Case Study

This course will help illuminate what’s involved in integrating an explicit equity focus into your grantmaking, from highlighting key decision points to navigating potential trade-offs and challenges.

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February 2020

Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking

February 20, 2020 @ 8:00 AMFebruary 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking

Explore how proposal analysis contributes to your foundation’s broader strategy and acquire the tools necessary for conducting a thorough proposal review.

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