Signature Programs

Essentials Series

The Essentials Series features the expertise of MCF members, and other leaders in the field, on hard skills needed by foundation staff in a variety of roles. While providing promising practices on the identified topics, these series of programs will go beyond the basics, providing ideas and tools that participants will take back and apply immediately in their daily work. Featuring programs on:

New Grantmaker Institute

DATE & TIME: March 28 - 29, 2019
LOCATION: McKnight Foundation, 710 South Second Street, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55401

MCF’s New Grantmaker Institute combines the hard and soft skills of effective philanthropic practice. This training is particularly geared towards individuals new to the field or looking to refresh their skills. Participants will reflect on their personal mission, identity and experience they bring to the field while exploring the broader system in which the work happens -  the history of philanthropy and emerging trends in the field. Participants walk away with new skills around navigating power dynamics, effective grantmaking and bringing equity into their work.