NCG's 2014 New Grantmakers Institute

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Are you new to philanthropy and unsure about the due diligence process for making a successful grant? Have you been in the field for several years, but are still unclear on the legal aspects of grantmaking or how to spot red flags in grantee financial statements? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, please consider joining us for NCG's 2014 New Grantmakers Institute.

Essential Skills & Strategies (ESS) for New Grantmakers will help grantmaking professionals build a framework and best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking. In this two-day highly interactive workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage with their peers around opportunities and challenges of the work, i.e. identifying key factors in making funding decisions, and understanding expectations and core tensions of their role as foundation staff.

In addition to developing a network of peers, participants will have a rare opportunity to hear from philanthropic leaders, and become familiar with resources available to support their continued professional development.

For new grantmakers it is essential to hit the ground running by equipping themselves with the tools and best practices for making sound funding recommendations. The New Grantmakers Institute is a cost-effective, local option that develops important skills, helps to build lasting peer relationships, and it's fun!

About The Curriculum

The ESS curriculum was developed by the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and is a comprehensive educational program designed to help familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers with the foundation world and the field of philanthropy.

Taught by philanthropic leaders, the sessions are designed to provide grantmakers with wide-ranging knowledge, insight, skills and tools to help them be more effective in their work. Topics include: Navigating Legal and Ethical Issues; Making Sound Funding Recommendations; Maximizing Grant Impact; and much more.

For more information about the curriculum please visit ourĀ website.

Who Can Attend

This professional development workshop is for grantmakers who are relatively new to the field (less than two years) or for more seasoned grantmakers who are looking to deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skills.


NCG Members: $550
Non-Member Funders: $695

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