Community Voice in Impact Investing – Webinar

When it comes to making change through impact investing, the community engagement process is crucial to the financial as well as social performance of your investments. As part of their investment process, forward thinking investors are including people in communities most impacted and often in the position to maintain long-term positive impact. Lisa Richter will moderate another lively conversation in this series to share how impact investing organizations serving rural communities are engaging residents and organizations as partners, including through: leadership development community surveys partnerships with grassroots organizations and government member-owned institutions, and technology-driven communications In this webinar, panelists discussed Read more

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Catagories: The Philanthropic Sector, Models & Approaches, Types of Grants, Webinar, Resources

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a diverse community of more than 500 grantmakers reshaping the way philanthropy operates to invest in nonprofit success. Mission: Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO promotes strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success. Nonprofits are successful at achieving more meaningful change in our communities when they have the resources and skills to be effective. By not adequately responding to what nonprofits say they need most to maximize impact, funders can inadvertently do harm to the organizations and causes we intend to support. Changing grantmaker Read more

Jump Start Learning In Your Organization

Understanding how to build a culture of learning to support your staff can be challenging. Whether you are a small foundation just starting to develop a new approach to learning or you are a well-established grantmaker looking for fresh ideas, this free, 45-minute webinar will help you support learning in your organization. Click “Go To Resource” to listen to the webinar, or download the file to view the slides.


Catagories: Organization Learning and Evaluation , Webinar

Selecting a Donor Management System—Eight Questions to Consider

Idealware asked members of a roundtable 8 questions about donor management systems, which proved useful in helping them refine their objectives and focus their activities.  These eight responses are provided, along with information regarding a supplemental webinar beginning on May 9 with donor management demonstrations running through June 2016.

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Catagories: Grants Management, Webinar, Grantmaking and Changemaking, Resources

Top 10 Lessons Learned in Grantmaking

Presented by: Caroline Altman Smith and Helen Davis Johnson of the Kresge Foundation Philanthropy can be a complex field. Whether you’re starting your career, transitioning into a new role, or simply want a refresher, let us be your guide. This free, 30-minute webinar will introduce you to essential topics every philanthropic professional should know and give you three strategies for getting more informed about and connected to the field. Click “Go To Resource” to listen to the webinar*, or download the file to view the slides.   *Please note that the webinar recording starts a few minutes into the presentation.

Catagories: Webinar, Individual Professional Development , Resources, Developing Your Talent and Leadership, Top 5 Lists

Webinar Recap: Getting Out of Our Own Way for Greater Impact

In these demanding times, effective grantmaking is more important than ever. Join Kris Putnam-Walkerly, experienced philanthropy advisor and author of Confident Giving, to surface and break through the bad habits and well-intended follies that stand between our work and greater impact, including: Moving away from scarcity-based approaches to foundation management Cutting out unnecessary complexity and bureaucratic waste, and Reforming processes that unintentionally disrespect our grantees

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Catagories: Webinar, Beyond the Grant , Grantmaking and Changemaking, Resources