Building Skills for Communicating More Effectively & Collecting and Using Demographic Data

Host Organization: PEAK Grantmaking


Join PEAK Grantmaking for this special session developed for our Southern California Regional Chapter members. Participants will get an introduction to the PEAK Grantmaking Professional Competency Model and have the opportunity to build their knowledge in the specific competency areas of Communications and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Ample networking time and time to connect with and learn from peers is included in this day.

Lunch will be provided. There is on-site parking, free of charge.


Welcome, PEAK Grantmaking Updates, & Overview of the Competency Model
10:00 am – 11 :00 am

Collecting and Using Demographic Data
11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Less than half of grantmakers collect demographic data, and there are many myths and barriers that prevent this data collection. This session will help both grantmakers and nonprofits understand the importance of demographic data in assessing outcomes. Explore:The four questions all grantmakers should ask in collaboration with grantseekers and grantees: what data should be collected; how should it be collected; how should it be interpreted; and how should it be used in their work? The myths and barriers that keep grantmakers and nonprofits from collecting and acting on this information How to “make the case” at your own organization for improving or implementing demographic data collection

Lunch and Networking
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Tips You Can Use for Presenting and Meeting Facilitation at Work
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Use these practical tips to improve your skills in developing meeting agendas, facilitating team meetings, presenting to the board, or training grantee partners. We’ll complete an interactive exercise that will work the concepts and get everyone talking.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm


  • Melissa Sines, Effective Program Manager, PEAK Grantmaking
  • Dolores Estrada, Chief Operating Officer, PEAK Grantmaking

This webinar is from 10am-3pm EST. 

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