Philanthropy 101

Host Organization: Johnson Center For Philanthropy


Philanthropy 101 is a two-day learning experience that helps ground new professionals in the basics of foundations, nonprofits, and grantmaking and the field of philanthropy.

As a participant in this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of what philanthropy is, what makes it distinct, and why it’s important. You will also examine how your role fits within the broader philanthropic ecosystem and how the sector interacts with other sectors.

The course introduces many concepts essential to philanthropic work, including ethics, accountability, equity, and power dynamics, along with an overview of key legal issues and the fundamentals of grantmaking.

What you’ll learn in this course:

  • Introduction to philanthropy and the field
  • Overview of the philanthropic ecosystem
  • The practice of being ethical in philanthropy
  • Implicit bias, power dynamics, and arrogance traps
  • Foundation governance and legal issues
  • Grantmaking philosophies and fundamentals
  • Elements of the grantmaking process
  • Current trends in the field

Instructors: Jason Franklin Ph.D. and Michael Moody Ph.D.

Individual Registration: $950
Group Registration: $865 per person
TGS Alumni: $865 (enter promotional code TGSALUM)

Course runs 8 AM–5 PM each day. Breakfast and lunch are included both days. Deadline to register is Thursday, October 17.

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