Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking

Online

This two-day course from The Grantmaking School is designed to challenge grantmakers to learn as much about the grantee organization, program, and community as possible so that opportunities to build capacity and partnerships are recognized and supported.

Introduction to Board Service

Online

This 4-hour session is designed for people interested in board service or those looking to strengthen and refresh their knowledge and skills, and for executive directors to more effectively work with their boards.

11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2023

Online

FREE! Join Johnson Center experts for a conversation about emerging and ongoing sector trends and how they’re affecting your work.

Philanthropy’s Quest for Equity: Past. Present. Future.

Online

This session will present a historical timeline to describe and examine milestones in the history of American philanthropy, weaving perspectives to analyze modern philanthropy’s quest for equity as practice, process, and vision.

Financial Analysis for Grantmakers

Online

This robust, two-day course takes a deep dive into the fundamentals of grant proposal financial review and analysis, including organization and project budgets, financial statements, audits, and the IRS Form 990/990EZ.

Grantmaker Ethics and Accountability

Online

Ideal for foundation staff, donors, and others engaged in grantmaking, this workshop from The Grantmaking School provides practical tools and step-by-step guidance to help you navigate ethical challenges in grantmaking.

Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing Excellence

Online

Join nonprofit expert Tamela Spicer in this two-day workshop to explore grant readiness and learn how to make your writing come alive! Bring your ideas and draft grants as we walk through the grant writing process together.

Site Visit Essentials for Grantmakers

Online

Learn how innovative site visit methods can help balance power dynamics and establish more authentic relationships, enabling grantees to showcase their strengths within their authentic context.

Engaging Millennials in Volunteer Service

Online

FREE! This workshop presented in partnership with Volunteer Michigan is designed to help nonprofits understand and engage the next generation of meaning-seekers.

Financial Analysis for Grantmakers

Online

This robust, two-day course takes a deep dive into the fundamentals of grant proposal financial review and analysis, including organization and project budgets, financial statements, audits, and the IRS Form 990/990EZ.

Beginner’s Guide to Reading Form 990

Online

This workshop is designed to ground you in the basics of Form 990 — including practical and purposeful ways to leverage information from a 990 with a nonprofit, financial, or foundation lens.

What It Means to be an Executive Director

Online

This workshop led by nonprofit expert Tamela Spicer will help you explore your own leadership style and discover tools for balancing the demands of your role.

Philanthropy 101

Online

Philanthropy 101 is a two-day, online course 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.

Intermediate Guide to Reading Form 990

Online

This session is ideal for funders or for nonprofit professionals keen to understand the funding perspective and how to use the 990 as a tool to assess organizational or collective impact.