The learning curve for new grantmakers can be considerable! Even grantmakers with a few years of experience may still be unclear on the legal aspects of grantmaking or how to assess nonprofit financial sustainability and resilience, not to mention how to navigate the power dynamics in the field, and how to build a career in philanthropy.
If you’re new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, NCG’s signature program, New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century, helps build your understanding of best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking, and helps you place yourself within this ecosystem that you are a part of.
In this two-day, highly interactive training, participants have the opportunity to engage with your peers around opportunities and challenges of grantmaking: identifying key factors in making funding decisions, and understanding expectations and core tensions of your role as foundation staff. In addition to developing a network of peers, participants will have the opportunity to hear directly from philanthropic leaders and become familiar with resources available to support your continued professional development.
This year, we will also be piloting a new way of engaging beyond NGI, the 2017 New Grantmakers Cohort. If you are interested in continuing your leadership journey with quarterly half-day gatherings until Summer 2018, please scroll down and read the brief description below.
The two-day workshop is based on the Minnesota Council on Foundations’s Grantmaking for the 21st Century. The curriculum includes:
- An overview of the history and context of philanthropy
- Financial and legal analysis skill building
- An exploration of power and privilege
- An overview of evaluative thinking
- Tools for personal and professional growth
Sessions are designed to be interactive and discussion-oriented to provide attendees with skills and expertise needed to thrive in philanthropy. While this is a skill-building training, it is also focused on the leadership needed to have a positive impact in the organizations you are a part of and in the communities you aim to serve with your philanthropic efforts.
Registration & Fees
To register, please click on the “Register Now” button on the right. You will be prompted to fill out a short application, helping us know a bit more about you and your reasons for attending NCG’s New Grantmakers Institute. Once we receive your application, we will be in touch with next steps within 10 days. Please hold the dates on your calendar.
This program costs $550 for NCG members and $695 for non-members.
If you have any questions about registration, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kate Seely, Director of Leadership, Culture and Community at NCG at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-872-1021.
Thursday, September 14 from 9:00 AM
to Friday, September 15 at 5:00 PM
WhereGoogle Community Space
188 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105