Skill Building

Philanthropy 101 Series - Summer 2020

Philanthropy 101 Series - Summer 2020

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Event details

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
10:00am to 12:00pm PDT

About this event

Philanthropy 101 is now sold out. Please email Elyse Gordon to be added to the waitlist.

Are you new to Philanthropy? Do you have new staff just entering the sector? Include this series in your onboarding! 

Philanthropy 101 is a five-part virtual series that helps all staff new to philanthropy better understand the sector. In this interactive course, you will discover the history of philanthropy, review a foundation's leadership and governance, learn an overview of grantmaking, debate the current big issues in philanthropy and explore the various roles within philanthropy. Philanthropy 101 takes place over five interactive online sessions designed for accessibility across our six-state region! 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has joined the philanthropic sector within the last one to two years or is interested in a refresher; open to the entire range of disciplines within the field, e.g., assistant to the president, program officer, chief financial officer, controller, human services director, trustee, program assistant, among others.


June 10, 2020

Speaking the Same Language
Provides a broad overview of the philanthropic sector, from what motivates philanthropies to give to identifying the types of grantmakers, to discussing the role of the nonprofit sector as a service provider, and its relationship with both the private and public sectors.

June 24, 2020

Foundation Governance and Legal Issues
Helps to ground you in the role you play within your new organization and within your professional and personal networks.

July 8, 2020

Fundamentals of Grantmaking
Offers a look into the core cycle of how foundations make grants, as well as provides an overview of how foundations give, ways to manage relationships with grantees and discuss where implicit bias plays a role in grantmaking.

July 22, 2020

The Great Debates in Philanthropy
Seasoned philanthropists participate in robust debates around the philanthropic topics of the century.

Aug 5, 2020

So, You're Working for a Foundation...Power and Your New Community
Helps to ground you in the role you play within your new organization and within your professional and personal networks.

Each session will run from 10 am - 12 pm and will be packed with information, group interaction, peer sharing - and even a little break! The five modules will build on each other, and participants are expected to commit to attending all five. Group size will be limited to better support cohort learning.

Please contact Elyse Gordon with any questions.

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