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 for $55.
Following the live presentation, recorded PEAK Grantmaking webinars are available in our Knowledge Center for independent learning.
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Upcoming Live Webinars
Embedding Equity Inside and Out: How Grantmaking Process and Change Go Hand-in-Hand
Tuesday, July 24 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Equity isn’t always on everyone’s radar, and yet it needs to be more than in our individual hearts. Even if it’s not the focus or experience of our organizations, how can we effectively embed equity int the grant process? Grants managers sit at the core of knowledge practice and are in a key role to help foundations ask the right questions and hear and see information in ways that matter for impact and social change.
In this session, participants will discuss the various aspects of grants management and explore a knowledge framework for embedding equity into change grantmaking. Using a tool to understand both internal and external engagement will lead to actions that move grant processes, systems, and analysis toward deeper equity understanding and practice.
Presenter: Angela K. Frusciante, PhD, Principal, Knowledge Designs to Change, LLC
4 Ways Technology Is Changing Grantmaking (and Why It's Exciting)
Monday, July 30 @ 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Seeing the positive impact of your organization’s grants can be deeply rewarding, yet we all know that the processes involved in grantmaking itself are often downright tedious and cumbersome—for both the grantmakers and the nonprofits they serve. There is a major role for technology to play in order to break down common administrative boundaries as well as increase capacity and collaboration. In this webinar you will learn about four key areas in which technology is most effectively being applied to the philanthropic space.
Kerrin Mitchell, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Fluxx
Dan Schoenfeld, Chief Evangelist, Fluxx
Legal and Compliance Issues for Private Foundation Grantmakers
Tuesday, July 31 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
We will examine the laws and regulations governing grantmaking by private foundations and discuss strategies for complying with applicable private foundation excise tax rules. We’ll explore common self-dealing issues and various approaches for structuring grants that will count toward your foundation’s annual minimum payout requirement, including exercising expenditure responsibility and using equivalency determinations to make grants to foreign organizations. We’ll also look at specific resources for investigating and verifying an applicant’s tax-exempt status, and review issues related to making grants to individuals and non-charitable organizations. Presented by the Rocky Mountain Regional Chapter.
Presenter: Carly Leinheiser, Attorney, Robinson & Cole
Impact Measurement Showcase
Wednesday, August 1 @ 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT
This 75-minute webinar will highlight how several foundations are measuring outcomes and impact, with a focus on the mechanisms and processes they use to collect, analyze, and share data. The presenters, representing a range of grantmakers and approaches, will give participants a brief nuts-and-bolts view of several different methods of measuring impact, with the hope that at least one of those methods will be relevant and applicable to participants’ organizations.
Brad Cameron-Cooper, Communications & Knowledge Management Associate, The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Dan Gaff, Grants Manager, May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Patrick Taylor, Grants Manager, Zellerbach Family Foundation
Ericka Novotny, Director, Grants Management, Arcus Foundation
Mercedes Plendl, Strategy & Learning Associate, GHR Foundation
Project Streamline -- Essential Principles and Key Practices
Wednesday, August 8 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
A grantmakers’ application and reporting practices are often the first – and sometimes the only – thing that a grantseeker or grantee organization experiences as evidence of what the grantmaker cares about. When your application, monitoring, and reporting practices are burdensome, redundant, or confusing, they waste time and money for your grantseekers and your staff – and they probably don’t support your strategy or values as well as they could.
This webinar offers an introduction to Project Streamline and the practical changes that grantmakers can make to their own practice to help improve their own efficiency and reduce the burden on grantseekers and grantees.
Join this practical exploration of streamlining principles and practices. We will review Project Streamline’s research on what matters most to grantmakers and grantseekers and discuss specific strategies and practical ideas for overcoming common barriers, resistance to change, and making streamlining changes in your own organization.
Presenter: Jessica Bearman, Principal, Bearman Consulting, @jbearwoman
This webinar will help build your competency in applying values, mission, and goals; designing and implementing the review process; determining success in meeting goals and objectives; and process and change management.
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.