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Grantmakers in Action Cohort

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 9:30am to Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 12:00pm EDT
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In recent years, foundations have evolved to put equity at the center of their work. As the philanthropic sector changes, so has the role of grantmakers. Join us for our new program, Grantmakers in Action, to deepen your knowledge of the "art of grantmaking," discover the latest in trust-based practices and engage in peer learning alongside fellow grant staff in the Philanthropy Northwest network. 

In this cohort-style learning opportunity, you will plug into conversations and movements around: 

  • Centering racial equity in your grantmaking; 
  • Alternatives to the traditional grantmaking cycle; 
  • Partnership models; and
  • Power dynamics in your role and leveraging your leadership. 

Participants will leave this three-session series with tangible practices to level up your grantmaking, a strong equity lens for your work as well as the tools to apply it and peer connections with grantmakers from philanthropies across the Northwest. Register for the inaugural cohort to network to build out your grantmaking toolbox for 2023!  

Who Should Attend?

This cohort is open to grantmakers, grant managers, grant support and operations staff. This program is for you if have a foundational understanding of:

  • The traditional grantmaking cycle/process.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion, including basic definitions and distinctions between these terms. 
  • Philanthropy terms and concepts such as restricted vs unrestricted grant funds, fundamentals of 501(c)(3) structure and limitations, fiscal sponsorship, etc.
  • Origins of philanthropy, including how wealth in philanthropy was generated and how histories of colonization and racism factor into wealth accumulation.   
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