Fundamentals of Philanthropy: Impact Strategies

Friday, January 27, 2023 -
9:30am to 11:00am EST
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Fundamentals of Philanthropy is a five-part series that helps all working in philanthropy better understand the sector.

SESSION 5: Impact Strategies: Exploring the Great Debates in Philanthropy 

In philanthropy, there are many ways to approach the work and achieve impact. In this lively discussion, our seasoned philanthropists will dive into important debates around timely topics in philanthropy, including existing in perpetuity vs. spending down over time; mission-related investing vs. investing solely for maximizing returns; and the pros and cons of the growing use of 501(c)4 designations in the funding space.  

Featured Philanthropic Leaders

David Addams
Executive Director
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
Mendi Blue Paca
President & CEO
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
Nora Moreno Cargie
Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Foundation President
Point32 Health


Karla Fortunato 
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy 




Please note this series is for funders and grantmakers only.

Session Fees:

CCP Members: $75
Non-members: $150

Series Fees:

CCP Members: $250
Non-members: $500

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Session 1: January 23, 2023 - Speaking the Same Language >>

Session 2: January 24, 2023 - Foundation Governance and Legal Issues >>

Session 3: January 25, 2023 - Fundamentals of Grantmaking >>

Session 4: January 26, 2023 - So You’re Working for a Foundation: Power and Your New Community >>

Session 5: January 27, 2023 - The Great Debates in Philanthropy >>

Networking Lunch: Spring 2023 - Fundamental of Philanthropy Lunch >>
To celebrate the completion of the Fundamentals of Philanthropy series, CCP invites all participants and presenters from the series to join us for lunch. Additional details will be released closer to the date.

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 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. 


Contact email Annie Adams, program manager.