2024 Fundamentals of Philanthropy: Full Series

Monday, February 26, 2024 - 9:30am to Friday, March 1, 2024 - 11:00am EST
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Join the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy for this popular series designed to provide background, essential information, and an understanding of the fundamentals of working in philanthropy. Led by Council staff and members with experience and expertise, this virtual series will: 

  • provide a historical overview of philanthropy and the types of foundations,  
  • review from a governance and legal lens what foundations can and can’t do,  
  • delve into the art and process of grantmaking,  
  • explore the different roles and power dynamics of working in philanthropy and
  • examine big questions and debates around impact strategies.

Fundamentals of Philanthropy will take place over five sessions that build on each other. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all five sessions. Each session will also include time to get to know your fellow participants and grow your professional networks. 

All sessions will take place virtually from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 1, 2024. 

2024 Fundamentals for Philanthropy Agenda with Session Info and Speakers

Who should attend? This series is for anyone who has joined the sector in the last few years, or who is interested in reviewing the fundamentals. It is open to all staff and board of philanthropic organizations, including those in leadership, program, grantmaking, administrative, financial, human resources, communications, development, and trustee roles. 

This interactive series provides 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. Participants are encouraged to attend as many modules as possible as the series is also designed to support staff in building their professional network.

Fundamentals of Philanthropy is an update of CCP’s Philanthropy 101 curriculum, originally developed by Philanthropy New York in partnership with the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy's Grantmaking School. 


Series Fees:

CCP Members: $250
Non-member Funders: $500

This series is open to board and staff of CCP member organizations and non-member grantmaking organizations.

Registrants who have paid for this event can receive a full refund up to one week prior to the date of the event. Participants are unable to receive a refund after this date; however, they may send another participant in their place. Review CCP's full cancellation policy.

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