How to Get on the Radar of Family Foundations

Host Organization: The Chronicle of Philanthropy


The number of small and family foundations in the United States exceeds 80,000. Yet it can be challenging for grant seekers to identify these grant makers and build ties with them, particularly those that do not accept unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry.

Join us for a one-hour session that will shed led light on the motivations, preferences, and operations of family philanthropists and give you long-term strategies for capturing their attention.

Isa Catto, executive director of the Catto Shaw Foundation, will offer insights into how her foundation selects grantees, evaluates projects, and prefers to be approached.  Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, will offer tips for strengthening your case for support by sharing your organization’s goals and impact in ways that resonate with wealthy donors. He’ll also share real-world examples of what motivates wealthy donors to give from his forthcoming book, Giving Done Right.

You’ll also get the latest findings from Philanthropy 50, the Chronicle’s annual ranking of the 50 most generous philanthropists in the United States, so you can understand the latest trends in charitable giving.

This webinar is at 2pm EST. 

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