PEAK Grantmaking webinars are designed to connect members with new technologies, expertise from thought leaders, and continued learning in areas of unique experience.
Organization Members enjoy complimentary webinar access, Individual Members may view for a $25 fee, and non-members pay $55.
Following the live presentation, PEAK Grantmaking webinars are available on demand for independent learning. The list of recordings is available below.
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Upcoming Live Webinars
Tuesday, September 17
2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
Over the course of a week, Hurricane Dorian made a total of five landfalls – three in the Bahamas (twice on Great Abaco and another on Grand Bahama Island), a U.S. landfall in North Carolina and a final one in Canada. The storm affected hundreds of thousands of people and left at least 70,000 homeless. It will be months before we know the full scope and scale of damage from Dorian in communities throughout the Bahamas, the Carolinas and across Canada’s Maritime provinces, but it is clear that recovery from the storm will take years.
In their second Hurricane Dorian webinar, experts will focus on tracking what we know to date while also looking ahead to future needs.
Panelists will provide updates on the situation on the ground in affected communities, discuss critical needs and share ways to support long-term recovery. CDP assistant director of major initiatives Tanya Gulliver-Garcia will moderate the discussion.
This webinar is provided with generous funding from The UPS Foundation and is co-sponsored by the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Philanthropy New York, the Southeastern Council of Foundations, and PEAK Grantmaking.
Wednesday, September 18
2:00 - 3:30 pm EDT
Join us for this exciting opportunity to advance your knowledge of equity in evaluation practice.
Foundations use evaluation—intentionally gathering and analyzing information about programs and impact in order to inform decisions and strategy—to make sure their efforts are forwarding their mission.
While many organizations are applying an equity lens to their work or have explicitly made equity a part of their mission, few have addressed the issue of how evaluation itself can further equity. Who asks the questions? Who owns and interprets the data? Who determines impact? Who benefits from the evaluation findings or recommendations?
This webinar will introduce equitable evaluation (EE), an emerging evaluative paradigm guided by a set of core principles grounded in equity. We will explore how common approaches to evaluation can undermine equity, explain the core principles of equitable evaluation, and share resources to spur your thinking about how your organization could apply equitable evaluation to its work.
Organized by Associations Advancing Equitable Evaluation Practices. Learn more about the initiative.
Anna Cruz, Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer, The Kresge Foundation
Kim Leonard, Senior Research Officer, Oregon Community Foundation
Jara Dean-Coffey, Director, Equitable Evaluation Initiative (moderator)
Tuesday, September 24
2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
Join this complimentary webinar sponsored and presented by Bromelkamp Company.
Do your office systems require duplicate data entry, importing/exporting data between systems, or logging in to separate dashboards to keep your data updated? Managing disparate systems can cause data errors and drain time from more purposeful tasks. Looking for ways to integrate can save time and improve accuracy. Our best bench-mark for integration is to ask, “Am I typing the same thing twice?"
In this webinar, you’ll see a wide range of integrations to apply to your current system, as well as imagine what’s possible if you are beginning a search for new software. Integrations exist in all aspects of foundation management software and the promise of integration is widely used. You’ll learn the nuances of this software promise and be wiser in your evaluation of software options.
Presenter: Barb Ryan, Sales Manager, Bromelkamp Company LLC
Tuesday, October 8
2:00 - 3:30 pm EDT
Funders approach the task of assessing grantee financial health in a multitude of ways. Depending on the staffing and structure of a foundation, financial due diligence can be a task undertaken by grants managers, finance staff, program officers, or a team that crosses functional areas. FMA has worked with many funders to solidify this partnership and will facilitate a conversation with grants managers who have embarked on a journey to strengthen their partnership – and have each taken a very different approach.
In this webinar, participants will learn about:
- The benefits and drawbacks of various models for assessing grantee financial health
- Strengthening the partnership between grants managers and program officers by working together to understand grantees’ financial health
- The impact of different approaches to financial due diligence on relationships with grantees
James Gallagher, Senior Grants Manager, Future of Work, Ford Foundation
Janice Opalski, Director, Program Financial Services, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Hilda Polanco, Founder & CEO, FMA
Thursday, October 31
2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
To transform the practice of philanthropy into the practice of principled grantmaking, we worked with our members to develop five Principles for Peak Grantmaking — Tie Practices to Values; Narrow the Power Gap; Drive Equity; Learn, Share, Evolve; and Steward Responsively.
Join PEAK Grantmaking for this complimentary community webinar, as we introduce our first Principle: Tie Practices to Values. Grantmaking practices are often the lens through which grantseekers experience grantmakers’ values. Practices bound inextricably to an organization’s values can lay the foundation for trusting relationships, met expectations, and true partnerships –– as well as better, more sustainable outcomes.
We’ll explore our learning strategy for our members, highlight a member doing this work well, and share resources we have available. There will also be time for Q&A.
Michelle Greanias, Executive Director, PEAK Grantmaking
Melissa Sines, Programs and Knowledge Director, PEAK Grantmaking
Arlene Wilson-Grant, Grants Manager, Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund
Stay current on the latest trends and best practices in grantmaking. Brought to you by PEAK Grantmaking and subject matter experts in the field, get high-quality education and training without leaving your home or office. Available to Organization Members as part of their member benefits, and at a small fee to Individual Members and non-members. Click on a webinar below for more information and to register for and/or access the recording.