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Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers


Date: 11/27/2012 - 11/30/2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC

Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers (ESS) provides an introduction to grantmaking and philanthropy for program officers with less than two years of experience in the philanthropic sector.

The three and a half day course will help newcomers build a framework for understanding and implementing ethical and effective grantmaking.

Through highly interactive sessions, you will engage with your peers around opportunities and challenges of the work, such as identifying key factors in making funding decisions, expectations and core tensions of your role as foundation staff.

Explore

  • Being Grounded in Philanthropy
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Making Sound Funding Decisions
  • Communicating Funding Recommendations and Decisions
  • Managing the Grant Portfolio
  • Maximizing Grant Impact
  • Managing Personal and Professional Changes


A Philanthropy New York Member Service.

 

This program is "Partially Open."


Faculty

  • Chris Cardona, Associate Director of Philanthropy, TCC Group
  • Pam Foster, Managing Director, Grants Management and Associate General Counsel, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Laura Robbins, Founder and Principal, Laura A. Robbins Consulting, LLC
  • Jasmine Thomas, Program Officer, Citi Foundation


Program Schedule

Please note: Participation in all events is mandatory.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wednesday, November 28 – Friday, November 30, 2012
8:30am - 5:00pm
(*Closing reception until 6pm on November 30th.)


Eligibility

ESS is open to program officers with less than two years of philanthropic experience who have the following responsibilities:

  • Programmatic due diligence of potential grants (i.e., proposal review, site visits)
  • Communicate funding recommendations and decisions to foundation stakeholders
  • Assessment of grant performance and evaluation of grantmaking portfolio

As this program requires significant time out of the office, participants must have their supervisors submit a statement of support for their participation.


Application Process

We will begin accepting registration requests on October 15, 2012.

Members:

  1. Review the eligibility requirements above.  You must meet this criteria to be eligible to apply.
  2. Log in with your unique individual username and password and follow the registration link above. Choose "register myself" and submit an individual registration request.
  3. Have your supervisor email a brief statement of support to register@philanthropynewyork.org indicating that they support your participation in this program and understand that, if selected, you will be out of the office November 28 – 30, 2012.

Registration requests and statements of support must be received by November 1, 2012.

Space is limited to 17 individuals.  Spots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  We will limit participation to one person per organization if registration requests exceed the number of available spots.

Non-Members: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with your name, position, organization and we will follow-up with you.


Fees

Members: $0
Non-Members: $575


Questions

Please contact register@philanthropynewyork.org with questions.

 


Capital One Bank

Philanthropy New York gratefully acknowledges the leadership underwriting provided by our member organization, Capital One Bank, to support this important educational program.