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A two-day course for professionals new to the field of philanthropy

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Philanthropy 101 is a two-day, online learning experience 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.

This course introduces concepts essential to philanthropic work, including the grantmaking cycle, with a focus on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the sector.

Philanthropy 101 is equal parts theory and practice. As a participant, you will develop a deeper understanding of what philanthropy is, what makes it distinct, and why it’s important. You will examine how your role fits within the context of your foundation and the broader sector. You will also have the opportunity to put theory into practice through a variety of activities, including small group discussions, role-playing, and a virtual grantmaking exercise.

Join us to strengthen your sector knowledge and your ability to create meaningful impact.

Meeting Dates & Times

This workshop will take place over two days. Participants will meet virtually on Wednesday, February 9, from 12:30–4:30 p.m. and again on Thursday, February 10, from 12:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)

NOTE: This course is limited to 24 participants

Day One

  • Introduction to philanthropy
  • Understanding the philanthropic sector; foundation and nonprofit types
  • How to make an impact
  • Practices to promote equity
  • Relationships to government and business

Day Two

  • Know your foundation; mission, vision, & strategy
  • Developing external relationships; ethics, bias, and power dynamics
  • Overview of key elements of the grantmaking cycle, including grantmaking tools and approaches; proposal solicitation, application, and review; due diligence; monitoring and reporting; and evaluation and learning

Price

  • Individual: $750
  • Group registration: $720 per person
  • TGS Alumni: $720 (use promo code TGSALUM30)

Deadline to Register: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Instructors

Sarah Lovan, MBA, joined the McKnight Foundation in 2005 and has been a program officer since 2012 for the Foundation’s Arts program, which supports working artists to create and contribute to vibrant communities in Minnesota. Lovan participates in field-building initiatives, including those in rural and urban Minnesota as well as nationally. She is dedicated to equitable grantmaking practices and is deeply interested in decreasing barriers to funding. Learn more about Sarah.

Michael Layton, Ph.D., joined the Johnson Center in September 2020 as the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair, the nation’s first endowed chair focused on community philanthropy. Michael brings a wealth of experience to this role, including his work as a researcher, teacher, director, advocate, and consultant. Learn more about Michael.

Who should attend this course?

This course is intended for foundation staff, donors, and others engaged in grantmaking. If you do not fit this profile but are interested in attending, please email tiana.hawver@gvsu.edu before registering.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

This course may be subject to cancellation if it does not reach the minimum number of registrants. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified at least two weeks before the course start date and will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer your registration to another Johnson Center offering.

Refund requests for any other reason must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Questions about this event or about your registration?

Please call Tiana Hawver at 616-331-7585 or email tiana.hawver@gvsu.edu.

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