2019 Philanthropy 101: Speaking the Same Language

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -
9:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Graustein Memorial Fund, 2319 Whitney Avenue, Suite 2B, Hamden
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Philanthropy 101 is a five-part series that helps all working in philanthropy better understand the sector.

SESSION 1: Speaking the Same Language

What is “philanthropy” and what motivates philanthropists to give? Discover the history of philanthropy and the role it plays in conjunction with the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. We will also dive into the numerous types of grantmaking organizations and how they approach philanthropy.


Lauren Patterson
President & CEO
New Canaan Community Foundation



Please note this series is for funders and grantmakers only.

Session Fees:

CCP Members: Free
Non-members: $50

Series Fees:

CCP Members: Free
Non-members: $200

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Session 1: September 11, 2019 - Speaking the Same Language >>

Session 2: September 25, 2019 - Foundation Governance and Legal Issues >>

Session 3: October 30, 2019 - Fundamentals of Grantmaking >>

Session 4: November 20, 2019 - The Great Debates in Philanthropy >>

Session 5: December 11, 2019 - So You’re Working for a Foundation: Power and Your New Community >>

December 11, 2019 - December 11, 2019 - Philanthropy 101 Lunch >>
To celebrate the completion of our second Philanthropy 101 Series, CCP invites all participants and presenters from both the 2018 and 2019 series to join us for lunch. RSVP to Dee Goodrich by Friday, December 6.

This interactive series a historical overview of philanthropy, reviews foundation governance and legal issues, explains the grantmaking process, debates current big issues in philanthropy, and explores roles and power dynamics. Philanthropy 101 takes place over five modules that build on each other. Participants are encouraged to attend as many modules as possible as the series is also designed to support staff in building their professional network.

The series is for staff who are newer to the field or anyone who is interested in a refresher. It is open to all disciplines in the field including those who work in grantmaking and those who support the work in their administrative, financial, human resources, and trustee roles.

Philanthropy 101 was developed by Philanthropy New York in partnership with the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy's Grantmaking School team and customized by CCP leaders for Connecticut philanthropy.


Contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.