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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

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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

This webinar will help build your competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion.


4 Ways Technology Is Changing Grantmaking (and Why It's Exciting)

Monday, July 30 @ 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT

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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.

Presenters:

Kerrin Mitchell, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Fluxx
Dan Schoenfeld, Chief Evangelist, Fluxx

This webinar will help build your competency in technology management.


Legal and Compliance Issues for Private Foundation Grantmakers

Tuesday, July 31 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

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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

This webinar will help build your competency in ethics, integrity, and accountability and in applying grantmaker values, mission, and goals.


Impact Measurement Showcase

Wednesday, August 1 @ 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT

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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.

Presenters:

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

This webinar will help build your competency in designing and implementing the review process and determining success in meeting goals and objectives.


Project Streamline -- Essential Principles and Key Practices

Wednesday, August 8 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

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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.

Webinar Recordings

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.

Dazzling Data Stewardship
Learn best data practices to adopt to best support impact evaluation! Whether your organization is undergoing a technology revolution or simply trying to make the most of what it already has, these practices can ensure your data aligns with your mission and demonstrates your impact. Original air date: June 6, 2018
10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Practices
Your applications, reporting, data, and communications can be better! Learn tips for improving grantmaking practices and connect virtually with other grants management professionals. These strategies, developed by PEAK Grantmaking from research and case studies, cover a range of practices and processes. Original air date: June 27, 2018
Intermediaries in Action
Hear three unique social change case studies and the role of intermediaries in tackling complex social issues. Intermediaries are a growing part of the ever-changing philanthropic landscape. Yet many questions still exist on the role of intermediaries and the how to best leverage their skills for social change work. This interview-style webinar features panelists sharing their effective practices and grantmaking models. This webinar is part two of a webinar series. Original air date: June 13, 2018
Intermediaries 101
Intermediaries are a growing part of the ever-changing philanthropic landscape. Yet many questions still exist on the role of intermediaries and the how to best leverage their skills for social change work. At the request of members from and in conjunction with Issue 12 of PEAK Insight Journal, PEAK Grantmaking hosted a two-part webinar series focused on the opportunities that intermediaries provide in catalyzing social change work. Original air date: December 12, 2017
Learning to Love LinkedIn
Learn how to use LinkedIn to your best professional advantage. Original air date: June 21, 2016
Leveraging the Tech Ecosystem of Good to Accomplish Your Goals
​Learn how forward-thinking organizations look for holistic, connected solutions that can help them advance their mission and yield a better-than-average return on investment. Original air date: May 29, 2018
Secrets of Grants Management: Improving Grantee Outcomes through Culture Change
Jumpstart mission-based outcomes by supporting your grantees’ outcome capacity, learning integration, and outcome improvement. Learn what grantees are struggling with, what they really need, and the tips on how you can support them in meaningful and tangible ways. Original air date: May 22, 2018
Foundant Show and Tell
Curious about different grant management systems? Interested in seeing some examples from your peers? Join us for a continuing series on grant management systems from funders across Florida. Foundant show and tell begins at the 7 minute mark. A Florida Regional Chapter program. Original air date: May 17, 2018
Legacy and Impact: How Family Foundations Can Have Both
Philanthropic families care about legacy as well as impact — but at times, honoring both can be a challenge. As social issues, needs, and pathways to impact evolve, it can be difficult to find creative ways to honor cherished family legacies while remaining responsive to beneficiaries and adaptive to new ideas and new priorities. In this webinar, presented by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, speakers discuss how both long-standing and newer family foundations are tackling this challenge. Original air date: March 22, 2018
Tutorial: Learn More About Your New PEAK Grantmaking Consultant Organization Membership
Welcome to PEAK Grantmaking and thanks for investing in a consultant organization membership! Your membership provides access to PEAK Grantmaking’s various online platforms, tools, and resources. Please view this tutorial video to learn more about how to access the benefits and resources available through your membership.
Moving to a Grant Management System: Big Data, Big Thinking, Big Impact
Experts in the field discuss going paperless and moving data systems. A Florida Regional Chapter program. Original air date: April 24, 2018
Tutorial: Learn More About Your New PEAK Grantmaking Membership
Welcome to PEAK Grantmaking! As an employee of a member-organization, you now have access to PEAK Grantmaking’s various online platforms, tools, and resources. Please view this tutorial video to learn more about how to access the benefits and resources available through your membership.
Tutorial: Learn More About Your New PEAK Grantmaking Individual Membership
Welcome to PEAK Grantmaking! Please view this tutorial video to learn more about how to access the benefits and resources available through your individual membership.
Tutorial: Learn More About Your New PEAK Grantmaking Organization Membership
Welcome to PEAK Grantmaking and thanks for investing in an organization membership! As the primary contact for your organization’s membership, you now have access to PEAK Grantmaking’s various online platforms, tools, and resources. Please view this tutorial video to learn more about how to access your membership benefits and how to update your organization’s information and member roster.
A Look in the Rearview Mirror and the Road Ahead in 2018
The first 2018 update call of the Southwest Regional Chapter (formerly Texas Regional Chapter). Learn about upcoming education and networking opportunities in the field and hear from PEAK2018 attendees who are excited to share highlights and takeaways from the largest and only conference for grants management professionals. Original air date: April 26, 2018