Grantmaker's Fundamentals Series | Part 4: Maximizing Grant Impact

Grantmaker's Fundamentals Series | Part 4: Maximizing Grant Impact

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

All grantmakers are invited to participate in this four-part professional development series taught by our region's experienced practitioners, presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network.

Session 4 will cover

Maximizing Grant Impact

Participants connect capacity building, advocacy, grantee engagement, and diversity/inclusion to effectiveness and identify leadership roles in philanthropy beyond delivering dollars.

  • Key strategies to leverage grant dollars

  • Advocacy, public policy, and considerations for working with government

  • The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion to effective grantmaking

Managing Your Grant Portfolio

Participants discuss grant monitoring, evaluation, and closure – including what to do when grantees flounder.

  • An overview of the types and purpose of evaluation

  • The design of grant reports including new models

  • Effective practices in working with nonprofits to support their success

Continuing to Learn
Participants discover additional resources for ongoing development.

  • Opportunities and resources, both national and local, for continuous learning
  • Networks to support your work
  • Strategies for fostering personal satisfaction from your work
  • Staying well to do good

Who Should Attend

  • Trustees, staff, and executive directors of foundations, giving circles, and corporate giving programs who want to expand their grantmaking skills, deepen their understanding of philanthropy, and learn from their colleagues
  • Individuals who are exploring how to organize significant charitable giving  
  • Beginning grantmakers will appreciate the workshop's efficient overview of all aspects of grantmaking
  • Intermediate grantmakers will appreciate the time to reflect on, refine and refresh their grantmaking fundamentals

This event is part of a four-part workshop series. Click here to view the entire series.

Multi-session discount

A discount of 25% off will be applied to the cart when you register for all four sessions in the series at the same time. No code needed.

  • $300 for MPN members
  • $435 for non-member grantmakers

Please note: You will need an account to register for this event. To create one, click here. Total attendance will be limited to 25 registrants; Maryland Philanthropy Network reserves the right to cancel the event if fewer than five grantmakers register (fees would be reimbursed). 

This workshop is adapted from Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers, co-developed by the Council on Foundations and the United Philanthropy Forum. All participants will receive a set of helpful reference materials.