Philanthropy 101 is a members-only, five-part series that helps all working in philanthropy better understand the sector.
Session 1: March 9, 2018 - Speaking the Same Language >>
Session 2: April 13, 2018 - Foundation Governance and Legal Issues >>
Session 3: May 11, 2018 - Fundamentals of Grantmaking >>
Session 4: June 8, 2018 - The Great Debates in Philanthropy >>
Session 5: July 13, 2018 - So You’re Working for a Foundation: Power and Your New Community >>
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. Philanthropy 101 takes place over five monthly 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.
SESSION 4: The Great Debates in Philanthropy
In philanthropy, there are many ways to approach the work and achieve impact. In this lively debate, our seasoned philanthropists introduce three “evergreen” issues in philanthropy, including perpetuity vs. spending down over time. Participants get to vote on who makes the most persuasive argument.
Emily Tow Jackson
Executive Director and Board President
The Tow Foundation
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
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Philanthropy 101 is a five-part series that builds on each module and supports staff in developing their professional network. Participants are encouraged to attend as many modules as possible as the series is also designed to support staff in building their professional network.
Contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.