Monthly Archives: November 2009

ESS A Powerful Educational Tool For New Grantmakers Across The U.S.

Mike Gallagher

“Incredible.” “Impactful.” “Packed with information.” “An absolutely first-class teaching tool.”

Across the nation from regional associations and their member foundations both large and small comes praise for a grantmaking curriculum that is resonating with—and educating—newcomers to the philanthropic field. Continue reading


The I’s Have It at DVG’s 2009 Fall Conference

The 21st annual conference of Delaware Valley Grantmakers focused on the three I’s: Information, inspiration, and innovation. With presentations by Paul Brest, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Michele Jolin, Senior Advisor for Social Innovation for the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, the conference delivered on what DVG Executive Director Debra Kahn called the fourth I: Impact. Continue reading