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Essential Skills & Strategies for New Grantmakers workshops are designed for grantmaking staff, board members, and trustees who have up to two years of experience at a community, corporate, family, independent, public, operating foundation or with a giving program.
What participants are saying about ESS
(It was a) very good mixture of concept along with real life examples and application to make me more effective as a grantmaker.
Having all of this information packaged and prepared was the most valuable part. It is so great to have it made for us!
(ESS) covered the entire gamut of grantmaking (and was) an opportunity to meet other people in field of philanthropy.
Fees for ESS courses vary and are paid to the organization sponsoring the event.
Sessions and Sample Materials
There are seven individual sessions in the curriculum and, with the exception of session 1—Being Grounded in Philanthropy, which should be taken first—they can be taken in any order. Each session varies in length—from 60 minutes to three and a half hours. The workshops are interactive and discussion-oriented.
Every participant receives a set of materials for each session. This includes:
a detailed guide to use during the session
readings and learning resources
the ESS Resource Guide (a bibliography that will be given only once with session 1)
To give you an idea of the ESS curriculum, you may review the Participant Guide to session 1—Being Grounded in Philanthropy. This workshop provides an overview of the history and culture of organized philanthropy as well as its role in society. It also offers an understanding of the essential skills and strategies grantmakers need on the job.
To learn where and when workshops are being offered, visit the ESS calendar.