LearnPhilanthropy…the field-wide hub for grantmaker learning. First there was an idea, sparked and incubated by the Forum and Council, and informed by scores of funder, regional association, and other infrastructure stakeholders. Now we’ve developed a pilot version that shows its potential to be a critical resource for learners and learning providers (like you!) in philanthropy. We invite you to kick the tires on this prototype and help us shape what comes next.
Join members of the LearnPhilanthropy team on Thursday, June 16th at 2:00 EST for a webinar to walk through the initial version of LearnPhilanthropy’s online system. They will discuss what they’ve been hearing and learning from the field and seek your feedback, tough love, and ideas about how LearnPhilanthropy can grow to be most useful to you and your members. Register online for access instructions.
LearnPhilanthropy is a collaborative effort involving many different individuals and groups. If you’d like to be part of this work, please browse the active projects, and see if one of the ongoing workstreams fits your interests.
Southern California Grantmakers will be hosting a teleconference on how grantmakers can respond to the disaster in Japan, Relief and Recovery: What Grantmakers Need to Know About Japan, on Tuesday, June 14 at 1 pm EST. SCG has partnered with Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Northern California Grantmakers, Philanthropy Northwest, and San Diego Grantmakers, to present this program. It is open to all members of regional associations. Your members can register online at no charge.
The results of the mid-term elections are expected to have far-reaching effects on public policies aimed at low-income working families such as EITC, the Child Tax Credit, unemployment insurance, and SNAP (Food Stamps). Potential shifts in policy – and political will – can have a profound impact on agencies and nonprofit organizations working on the ground to improve economic security for low-income families.
In response, a regional association collaborative will be offering a free national webinar on the topic on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern. Please share this opportunity with your members.
In this interactive webinar, a panel of policy experts will provide a post-election briefing on the results of key races and likely scenarios that will play out on the federal and state levels, with special emphasis on the implications for grantmakers active in the field. Continue reading
Join us on Monday, March 15 at 3:30 for an hour-long webinar on the new i3 application & priorities. This webinar is free and designed as a guide to the new application for education funders.
Part of the Foundation Center’s Foundations for Education Excellence initiative, the webinar is presented in cooperation with the Council on Foundations, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Grantmakers for Education, and the Philanthropy Roundtable, and through support from the C.S. Mott Foundation and the cooperation of the U.S. Department of Education. Continue reading
Despite the many challenges facing our nation, we enter 2010 with a unique opportunity to advance the cause of education reform in this country. President Obama and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan have committed to investing unprecedented federal resources to improving our nation’s schools. The education funding community has an unique opportunity to form partnerships and leverage these resources to promote and support more effective education policies and practices, particularly in the next few months.
In response, a national webinar, hosted by Foundation Center in partnership with the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers is scheduled for February 16, 2010 from 3:00 – 4:30 ET. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Judy Wurtzel, Deputy Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development and Charlie Rose, General Counsel will join funders for the first hour to discuss the ED’s strategies and priorities regarding the stimulus funding, reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and President Obama’s proposed 2011 budget, and answer questions. The last half hour will be an opportunity to for the regional associations to share and discuss current efforts underway to leverage federal resources and other opportunities. Continue reading