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  • Public Charity Grantmaking

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Session slides from GMN2016.

    Public charity grantmakers are in a unique position. On the one hand, they have fewer restrictions than private foundations regarding who can be grant recipients and what types of grants they can give. On the other hand, they have to answer to their donors as well as to their board while balancing fundraising and grantmaking. 

    This session explored how different organizations handle the complexities of grantmaking as a public charity. Participants gained a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of public charity grantmaking; became able to list at least three ways in which the IRS regulates public charities differently from private foundations; and learned three different ways public charity grantmakers approach lobbying, grants to non-charities, and managing donor restrictions.

    Session slides from GMN2016.

    ​Patrick Taylor

    Grants Manager

    Zellerbach Family Foundation




    ​Marc McDonald

    Vice President, Grants & External Initiatives

    AARP Foundation

    Marc McDonald joined AARP Foundation in 2012 as the Director of Grants Management and was promoted to Vice President, Grants & External Initiatives in 2017. In his role, Marc oversees the application, award, assessment and accountability of all AARP Foundation grants and provides guidance on the Foundation’s strategic grant making. Focusing on a streamlined approach towards grant making to outcomes, Marc has developed new grant making processes and workflows to align AARP Foundation’s grant making with its mission. Marc also ensures timely reporting and compliance for nearly $80 million in government grants received by AARP Foundation.

    Prior to joining AARP Foundation, Marc was Director of Grant Policy and System Analysis for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He oversaw distribution policy and grantee reporting for the $300 million Community Service grant program serving nearly 600 public radio and television grantees. He also served on the board of the Public Media Business Association. Marc earned his BA from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

    ​Kathy Tryce

    Grants and Contracts Manager

    ClimateWorks Foundation

  • Ready to Be a Thought Leader? (handout)

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Handout was part of the GMN2016 session "Ready to Be a Thought Leader?"

    Are you the best-kept secret in your organization? What does it take to be recognized as an emerging leader or technical expert? Do you want to take your personal brand to a higher level, to be recognized as an expert? Learn the essential elements of becoming a thought leader and how to help shape the field of grants management and philanthropy through your actions and ideas. 

    Session participants heard about the basic principles of thought leadership and how to use them to achieve their goals, learned how to identify their areas of interest and expertise to grow their thought leadership, and learned key communications tools to become known as an expert in the field.

    Handout was part of the GMN2016 session "Ready to Be a Thought Leader?"

    ​Nikki Powell

    Effective Practices Director

    PEAK Grantmaking

    Nikki Powell is PEAK Grantmaking’s chief communications officer. She develops and manages strategies to promote PEAK Grantmaking’s services, events, and programs. She is responsible for developing outreach campaigns to raise awareness of PEAK Grantmaking’s members and their expertise. Nikki also oversees marketing for PEAK Grantmaking events, including sponsorship and exhibitor recruitment.

    Contact Nikki with questions about communications, PEAK Grantmaking’s effective practices program and partnerships, and sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

    Her experience includes implementing communications strategies for nonprofits of many sizes and in many sectors, including membership associations, advocacy organizations, and leading research think tanks.

    Nikki has a bachelor’s degree from Converse College (Spartanburg, S.C.) with a double major in English and politics and a minor in women’s studies. She is currently a master’s degree candidate in organizational and corporate communications at Northeastern University.

    Nikki is a nomad at heart and travels whenever she can; she has visited all 50 states and is working on all seven continents. Her favorite place she’s ever visited is Istanbul. She is a member of the Junior League of Greenville (S.C.) and volunteers regularly with the Day of the Girl and Period Project organizations.

  • Ready to Be a Thought Leader? 2016 (slides)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Session slides from GMN2016.

    Are you the best-kept secret in your organization? What does it take to be recognized as an emerging leader or technical expert? Do you want to take your personal brand to a higher level, to be recognized as an expert? Learn the essential elements of becoming a thought leader and how to help shape the field of grants management and philanthropy through your actions and ideas. 

    Session participants heard about the basic principles of thought leadership and how to use them to achieve their goals, learned how to identify their areas of interest and expertise to grow their thought leadership, and learned key communications tools to become known as an expert in the field.

    Session slides from GMN2016.

    ​Nikki Powell

    Effective Practices Director

    PEAK Grantmaking

    Nikki Powell is PEAK Grantmaking’s chief communications officer. She develops and manages strategies to promote PEAK Grantmaking’s services, events, and programs. She is responsible for developing outreach campaigns to raise awareness of PEAK Grantmaking’s members and their expertise. Nikki also oversees marketing for PEAK Grantmaking events, including sponsorship and exhibitor recruitment.

    Contact Nikki with questions about communications, PEAK Grantmaking’s effective practices program and partnerships, and sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

    Her experience includes implementing communications strategies for nonprofits of many sizes and in many sectors, including membership associations, advocacy organizations, and leading research think tanks.

    Nikki has a bachelor’s degree from Converse College (Spartanburg, S.C.) with a double major in English and politics and a minor in women’s studies. She is currently a master’s degree candidate in organizational and corporate communications at Northeastern University.

    Nikki is a nomad at heart and travels whenever she can; she has visited all 50 states and is working on all seven continents. Her favorite place she’s ever visited is Istanbul. She is a member of the Junior League of Greenville (S.C.) and volunteers regularly with the Day of the Girl and Period Project organizations.

  • Ready to Be a Thought Leader (2017) (slides)

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Presentation slides for the June 2017 webinar about the PEAK Grantmaking Thought Leadership program.

    If you have ever wanted to be a recognized leader in a specific area related to your profession, the PEAK Grantmaking Thought Leadership program is the way to make that a reality.

    Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas, turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success. In the PEAK Grantmaking model, that means getting active on social media, reaching out to current thought leaders and getting their advice and guidance, and using the knowledge you gain to educate others on the topic of your choice. The time commitment is based on your own priorities and goals for the program.

    Presentation slides for the June 2017 webinar about the PEAK Grantmaking Thought Leadership program.

    ​Nikki Powell

    Effective Practices Director

    PEAK Grantmaking

    Nikki Powell is PEAK Grantmaking’s chief communications officer. She develops and manages strategies to promote PEAK Grantmaking’s services, events, and programs. She is responsible for developing outreach campaigns to raise awareness of PEAK Grantmaking’s members and their expertise. Nikki also oversees marketing for PEAK Grantmaking events, including sponsorship and exhibitor recruitment.

    Contact Nikki with questions about communications, PEAK Grantmaking’s effective practices program and partnerships, and sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

    Her experience includes implementing communications strategies for nonprofits of many sizes and in many sectors, including membership associations, advocacy organizations, and leading research think tanks.

    Nikki has a bachelor’s degree from Converse College (Spartanburg, S.C.) with a double major in English and politics and a minor in women’s studies. She is currently a master’s degree candidate in organizational and corporate communications at Northeastern University.

    Nikki is a nomad at heart and travels whenever she can; she has visited all 50 states and is working on all seven continents. Her favorite place she’s ever visited is Istanbul. She is a member of the Junior League of Greenville (S.C.) and volunteers regularly with the Day of the Girl and Period Project organizations.

  • Short Talk: Alternatives to the Fiery Furnace: Reports...What Are They Good For?

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Session slides from GMN2016.

    If a grant report falls in an inbox and no one ever talks about it, did it really make a sound? Past research from Project Streamline and others tells us that funders often don’t make good use of the reports they receive from grantees. As one grantee speculated, “We assume they feed everything to a giant fiery furnace.” Why do you require reports and how can you make them useful to yourself and your grantees?

    Session slides from GMN2016.

    ​Jessica Bearman

    Principal

    Bearman Consulting

  • Best Practices for Managing Donor Advised Funds

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Session presentation slides from GMN2016.

    The rules and laws for grantmaking for donor advised funds (DAFs) differ from those for discretionary grantmaking and may seem unduly onerous. The IRS guidance, especially after the Pension Protection Act of 2006, can be confusing, but having good procedures in place can help you avoid some common pitfalls. 

    In this session, experienced professionals in the field of DAFs reviewed what makes DAFs unique and provided best practices and helpful hints for grantmaking. 

    Understand the rules for donor advised funds, explore common pitfalls for DAFs, and get examples of best practices and tips for improving grantmaking.

    Session presentation slides from GMN2016.

    ​Lara Kalwinski

    Director of National Standards and Counsel

    Council on Foundations

  • The Building Blocks for Data Sharing: An Update

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Presentation slides from GMN2016.

    Access to data will revolutionize how grants get made. It has the potential to help funders make better grant decisions and understand grant results in new ways, and it can help the field communicate its impact to the broader public. Presenters are those working in the trenches to make the possibilities of data a reality. 

    Understand what is available to you to enhance your grant data and what you can actively do to help move the field forward. Learn about current, cutting edge tools to help capture, interpret, and disseminate data to improve grantmaking; understand how to use reports to their full potential; and know what data is important and with whom you should share it.

    Presentation slides from GMN2016.

    ​Kyle Reis

    Senior Director

    TechSoup

    ​Larry McGill

    Vice President of Research

    Foundation Center

    ​Bunkie Righter

    National Senior Director

    GuideStar

    ​Rachelle Seger

    Community Health Research Officer

    Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

  • Comparing the New Options in Grants Management Systems

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Session presentation from GMN2016.

    There’s been an explosion of new grants management systems, but how do all these options compare? Based on Idealware’s newly updated report with detailed reviews of 30 different systems, this session will summarize the available systems and how they compare, and also look at the strengths and features of each based on area of need. 

    Become familiar with the overall direction of the grants management system market and how it is evolving, and identify the features of the 30 most commonly used systems and how they compare.  Understand the strengths and weaknesses of each system and which are better-suited to particular needs or types of grantmakers, and learn how to assess whether your existing system is meeting your needs sufficiently or whether it is time to consider a new solution.

    Session presentation from GMN2016.

    ​Laura Quinn

    Director of Partnerships and Knowledge

    Idealware

  • Connecting and Influencing: Become Part of the Big Picture

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Session presentation from GMN2016.

    Grants management is a dynamic field that is at the center of philanthropic activity and ideas. As grants managers, we have the opportunity to influence and drive change in a variety of ways, including being part of the big themes and questions impacting philanthropy today. The session explores hot issues in philanthropy and discuss how you can become part of the important conversations at your organization, and across the sector. Connect with the bigger picture, influence the conversation, and have an impact the philanthropic field. 

    Session presentation from GMN2016.

    ​Sara Davis

    Director of Grants Management

    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    ​Daniel Weinzveg

    organization development consultant

    N/A

  • Data Visualization in Excel: A Crash Course

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Session presentation from GMN2016.

    A crash course in data visualization. Visualizing data through charts, tables, and diagrams helps you deliver bite-sized information that viewers will understand at a glance and retain for the long run. 

    Learn what data visualization is, how it works, and key players and trends in the field. Explore the design process so you can apply the critical thinking skills to your own projects, including how to match your visualization to your viewers’ information needs and interests and which dissemination format is best for your project. 

    Session presentation from GMN2016.

    Ann K. Emery

    Information Designer

    Emery Analytics