Why, How, Now: Tools for Personal and Professional Growth in Philanthropy

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Northwest Area Foundation, Maud and Louis Hill Rooms, 60 Plato Blvd, #400, St Paul, MN 55107

Grantmaking for the 21st Century Series
What it takes to be a top-notch grantmaker now and for the future.

Are you a new staff or board member at a grantmaking organization? Have you worked in philanthropy for a while but never really received any formal training? Are you a seasoned grantmaker who wants to brush up on your knowledge and skills?

If so, join MCF for the Grantmaking for the 21st Century Series. Whether you’re working in finance/operations, grants administration, communications or programs, this series of interactive seminars will provide you with key concepts, field knowledge and concrete tools to excel in your role.

Participants will explore core concepts of philanthropy and learn to navigate power dynamics, build partnerships for success and evaluate impact. The series includes four, 6-hour sessions (available as a series or individually).

Wednesday, March 16 – Why How, Now: Tools for Personal and Professional Growth in Philanthropy

Participants will gain:

  • An understanding of the structure and impact of philanthropy and sources for ongoing professional development in Minnesota and beyond
  • A grasp of philanthropy’s unwritten rules from experienced peers in the field
  • Comfort with philanthrospeak and commonly-used terms and tools
  • Clarity around their personal mission and strategy framework
  • An opportunity to swap expertise around skills recommended to become a more effective philanthropic professional

Thanks to our sponsor, Thrivent Financial