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March 2017

The Foundation Review Webinar: Growing a Marketplace for Impact Investing

March 9, 2017 @ 1:00 PM2:00 PM EST
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Growing a Marketplace for Impact Investing

If you are in the philanthropic sector, you’ve heard the buzz about impact investing. Join us for an engaging webinar exploring the whys and hows of kick-starting a regional impact investing network, and the role that foundations and regional grantmaker associations can play.

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September 2017

Webinar: How to Engage Next Generation Donors

September 14, 2017 @ 2:00 PM3:00 PM EDT
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How to Engage Next Gen Donors

Diane and Dr. Moody will discuss why Gen X and Millennial donors need to be a part of every not-for-profit's portfolio, directly and through their employers.

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Building an Organizational Culture that Withstands Change

September 19, 2017 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM EDT
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

Join us in this webinar to hear from your peers who have managed changing internal landscapes and led leadership transitions successfully. Learn tips and tricks that will help you shift culture in your organization, even if there is no transition in your future.

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December 2017

Webinar: How the Tax Overhaul Could Impact Our Sector

December 14, 2017 @ 12:00 PM1:00 PM EST
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While we don’t yet know what final shape this tax bill will take, what we do know is that this tax overhaul stands to have a profound impact on nonprofits and grantmakers alike. Join us for a webinar on Thursday, December 14 as we address many of your questions — and how Congress is trying to answer them.

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March 2018

Beyond the Basics: A Closer Look at the Fundamentals of Financial Analysis (webinar)

March 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM EDT
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

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.

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Legacy and Impact: How Family Foundations Can Have Both (webinar)

March 22, 2018 @ 12:00 PM1:15 PM EDT
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Legacy and Impact: How Family Foundations Can Have Both

Philanthropic families care about legacy as well as impact — but at times, honoring both can be a challenge. As social issues, needs, and pathways to impact evolve, it can be difficult to find creative ways to honor cherished family legacies while remaining responsive to beneficiaries and adaptive to new ideas and new priorities. Join us for a webinar in which we’ll learn how both long-standing and newer family foundations are tackling this challenge.

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April 2018

What We Don’t Know: How Gaps in Giving Data Could Impact Our Sector (webinar)

April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 PM1:15 PM EDT
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What We Don't Know: How Gaps in Giving Data Could Impact Our Sector

As Americans, we know a lot about ourselves — what we buy, how we vote. But we don’t know a lot about what we give. Historically, when trying to understand how much Americans give — how, where, and to what — two of our best sources have been IRS data on taxpayers’ itemizations and publicity about big gifts from wealthy donors. As a sector, we use this data to help nonprofits and donors reach each other, to inform policymaking, to…

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July 2018

Funder Collaboratives: The Potholes, Potentials, and Possibilities (webinar)

July 31, 2018 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM EDT
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Is collaborative funding right for you? Funder collaboratives can leverage skills and networks and can amplify the impact of your grantmaking but they can also face many bumps in the road. Join this webinar to learn about the ingredients of a successful funder collaborative, explore examples of collaborative successes and challenges, and get practical advice as you consider joining, developing or managing a funding collaborative.

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October 2018

Ethics in Grantmaking: Dimensions, Dilemmas, and Decision-Making (webinar)

October 18, 2018 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM EDT
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

Most foundations have codes of ethics and most grantmakers strive to behave ethically — but what exactly does that mean? In this webinar, we will examine ethical dilemmas and how to navigate them as we explore tools and techniques for ethical reasoning and decision-making in grantmaking.

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Giving Tuesday: Harnessing the Power of a Global Movement for Local Action

October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 PM1:00 PM EDT
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Is your town, city, or state thinking about starting a locally-themed Giving Tuesday campaign? Are you already running one, but want to learn more about best practices? Join us for a FREE webinar on Tuesday, October 23 from noon to 1:00 p.m. (ET) in which three Giving Tuesday campaign leaders at the national, state, and city levels will share stories and insights from their experiences leading and supporting regional movements. Since the first Giving Tuesday in 2012, several states and…

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December 2018

Beyond the Basics: Simplified Grant Applications (webinar)

December 4, 2018 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM EST
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

Grant applications provide a powerful source of information for making optimal funding decisions and driving organizational learning. But grant application requirements and processes can be unnecessarily cumbersome and impose burdens on grantseekers that stymie intended impact. Join us for this webinar to learn principles and techniques for simplifying your application process and explore examples that adhere to best practices.

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March 2019

Do Your Due Diligence (webinar)

March 26, 2019 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM EDT
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

Due diligence is an essential step in the grantmaking process to ensure that funds are distributed to reach maximum impact. During this webinar designed for grantmakers who are newer to the field, participants will learn tips and tricks for reviewing a nonprofit’s finances, discuss resources on grant application review strategies and hear different perspectives from active grantmakers on topics such as site visits, board presentations and more. Cost: $35 for CMF members / $70 for nonmembers Completion of this webinar…

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April 2019

Faith and Philanthropy (webinar)

April 16, 2019 @ 12:00 PM1:30 PM EDT
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This webinar will help you understand the role that faith plays in philanthropy and how it might impact your nonprofit organization.

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June 2019

Set Your Strategy (webinar)

June 25, 2019 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM EDT
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

Setting a grantmaking strategy can be a long and complicated process. To get to the strategy you must identify the needs and ensure all voices are heard in the process. Once the strategy is set, it is critical to educate your nonprofit partners on your new focus areas and notify long-term grantees if they no longer fit into the selected priority areas. Join this webinar to hear from grantmakers who have recently implemented new strategies with and for the communities…

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Strategic Learning In Foundations (webinar)

June 27, 2019 @ 12:30 PM1:30 PM EDT
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TFR Webinar - Strategic Learning in Foundations

Many in the philanthropic world are grappling with the challenges of learning by developing frameworks and identifying allies to support it. Join us for a webinar featuring authors from the current issue of The Foundation Review on Foundation Learning to discover lessons from both inside and outside the foundations doing this work. Read the articles that inspired this webinar: Strategic Learning in Practice: A Case Study of the Kauffman Foundation Evaluators as Conduits and Supports for Foundation Learning Featured Guests: Matthew Carr,…

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September 2019

Build and Maintain Grantee Relationships (webinar)

September 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM EDT
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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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Using Evaluative Thinking at the Social Impact Investment Planning Stage (webinar)

September 26, 2019 @ 11:00 AM12:15 PM EDT
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Evaluation & Impact Investing Webinar Series

This is the first in a three-part webinar series on Evaluation and Impact Investing, presented in partnership with the American Evaluation Association’s Social Impact Measurement working group, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, the Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Mission Investors Exchange. Both the Rockefeller Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation have evaluation and impact investing teams that enjoy close working relationships. In this first of three webinars on evaluation and impact investing, team members from both organizations will share their serious commitment to…

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October 2019

Applying Evaluative Thinking to Active Impact Investments (webinar)

October 10, 2019 @ 11:00 AM12:15 PM EDT
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Evaluation & Impact Investing Webinar Series

This is the second in a three-part webinar series on Evaluation and Impact Investing, presented in partnership with the American Evaluation Association’s Social Impact Measurement working group, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, the Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Mission Investors Exchange. This installment of the "Evaluation and Impact Investing" webinar series focuses on the role evaluators can play in monitoring and evaluating active investments, particularly from a gender lens. Using its active gender-lens investments as examples, including an ongoing collaboration with…

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Using Evaluation to Improve Social Impacts of Current and Future Impact Investments (webinar)

October 30, 2019 @ 11:00 AM12:15 PM EDT
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Evaluation & Impact Investing Webinar Series

This is the third in a three-part webinar series on Evaluation and Impact Investing, presented in partnership with the American Evaluation Association’s Social Impact Measurement working group, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, the Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Mission Investors Exchange. This final webinar of the series highlights the ways in which evaluators can use their skills to help investors at the end of an investment, including how to recalibrate their investments and identifying the social impacts to be measured in…

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December 2019

Activating Philanthropy’s Power for Change: Tools to Advance Equity in Foundations and Communities (webinar)

December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM EST
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

What does power have to do with equity? How can grantmakers better leverage power to help drive lasting, positive change? Learn about the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s innovative toolkit, Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice. Join us for an interactive session to discover how Power Moves can help you gain a greater understanding of best practices for building, wielding and sharing power to advance equity and nurture transparent, trusting relationships with stakeholders. Learning Objectives:…

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