Philanthropy 101-Session #1: Speaking the Same Language

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Wed, February 19, 2020,
10:00am to 12:00pm PST

Philanthropy 101 - Session #1: Speaking the Same Language

This is the first in a five-part virtual series that helps all staff and trustees new to philanthropy better understand the sector. This interactive series will provide a historical overview of philanthropy, review a foundation's leadership and governance, provide an overview of grantmaking, debate the current big issues in philanthropy and explore the various roles within philanthropy. To learn more and register for the series, please visit the Philanthropy 101 event page. 

Learning objectives for this session: 

  • Explain what motivates philanthropies to give and the tax code that promotes it
  • Discuss the role of the nonprofit sector as a service provider
  • Identify what foundations are and what they do
  • Identify the types of grantmakers and trends in giving
  • Discuss the relationship between the nonprofit, private and public sectors
  • Understand the historical roots of institutional philanthropy and how it impacts the field today 
  • Build relationships with peer learners 

This session is only open to registrants of the Philanthropy 101 five-part series. Please contact Elyse Gordon with any questions.