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Sep 8th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit

Competition for grants is fierce and yet, multi-billion dollars are disbursed by foundations each year! Are you attracting funding? If not, why not? Evaluate your organization’s grant-readiness and maximize the elements of the grantwriting process.

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Sep 14th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Many funders require evaluation metrics to assess grant outcomes, but the process is often outside of grantee input. Opening up the impact measurement process to collaboration allows funders to set meaningful indicators for outcomes, permits co-learning with grantees, and deepens the ongoing...

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Sep 15th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

What are pitfalls and best practices for funders in effectively integrating community voices into community change?How can funders more actively involve grantees and those with lived experience who have historically been left out of decision-making processes? How should funders themselves...

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Sep 27th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit

Workshop participants will have an in-depth review of the major building blocks of successful grant proposals. Special attention will be paid to case statements, preparing budgets, management plans and evaluation.

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In Philanthropy

August 23rd, 2016
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundations’ investment portfolios stagnated — and in some cases shrank — in 2015, according to a new study. It was the second consecutive year that returns slowed, and many grant makers expect more of the same. "It is going to be a tough... More »
August 23rd, 2016
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthorpy
A few weeks ago I shared some reflections on the recent annual conference put on by the organization that I lead, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. More »
August 11th, 2016
Source: AGM Member News
The Hyams Foundation is proud to partner with grantees in Boston and Chelsea in the pursuit of social justice and lived equality for all. One of the important racial justice issue areas the Foundation focuses on is expanding fair wages and benefits. Here are three efforts our grantees have been... More »
August 11th, 2016
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Research shows that grantmakers that are more connected to their grantees—those that have an ear to the ground—are more likely to provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful; they are five times as likely to offer capacity-building support and two times as likely to offer multiyear... More »

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