The Grantmaking Skills and Strategies Group evolved out of the Essential Skills and Strategies Group and in 2012 will focus on introducing and training grantmakers on things such as the data visualization, evaluation, and other technical training for grantmakers. (Open to All Member Grantmakers and Nonmember Grantmakers)
- August 15, 2012 - Building Nonprofit Capacity to Evaluate, Learn and Grow Impact
Presented by Grantmakers for Effective Organization’s Scaling What Works initiative, in partnership with Gateway Center for Giving
High-performing nonprofit organizations seek and use data and feedback to continually assess and improve their work. And, behind these efforts are supportive grantmakers who embrace the role they can play in helping grantees make effective use of information. These grantmakers acknowledge that before nonprofits can expand their impact, they must understand what works. They also realize that a prerequisite to identifying what is working in their own philanthropic efforts is helping grantees learn what is working for them on the ground. Join us for a workshop delivered by Innovation Network on how grantmakers can support nonprofits in their efforts to evaluate, learn, improve and, ultimately expand their impact. Participants will discuss evaluation readiness, culture and practice on the behalf of grantmaker and grantees, and explore approaches and tools for building evaluation capacity.
- June 25, 2912- Grantmaker Investing Forum
Speakers: Amelia Bond & Dwight Canning, Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation & James Leckinger, Northern Trust
Do you provide oversight for your foundation’s investments? Have you been looking for an opportunity to strengthen your understanding of current investment related strategies? Do you have to explain or interpret what’s going on to your boards? Are you looking to help guide a conversation about what’s best for your Foundation’s assets into the future? If so, we hope that you will join us for this roundtable where we’ll learn about common challenges for those working on foundation investments and discuss related educational and networking opportunities.
- May 7, 2012- Grantmaker and Nonprofit Skills and Strategies: Storytelling with Data (Special session open to grantmakers AND nonprofits)
Foundations and nonprofits now more than ever use and rely on data to drive decision making, rendering critical the ability to craft an effect story with data. Key to success is learning to present data visually in a way that ensures the message is understood by the audience. This session combines theory with practical application of data visualization best practices. Concepts will be made concrete through the use of a number real world examples and hands-on learning. Click here for handouts.
- January 19, 2012- Member Benefits Webinar
Are you taking full advantage of your Gateway Center for Giving membership? Do you have questions about our programs? Did you know that as a Gateway Center for Giving member you can search our online Knowledgebase that features resources from philanthropic organizations across the county? This webinar will guide you through all of the resources on the member-only portion of our website and provide an opportunity to discuss how you can maximize the value of your membership.
- August 24, 2011- Missouri Common Grant Application Webinar
This grantmaker only webinar will allow you to get all of your questions about the new Missouri Common Grant Application answered. Find out who created, who accepts, and how you can incorporate it into your grantmaking.
- July 21, 2011- Social Media for Grantmakers
This session will focus on the power of social media in the philanthropic world, sharing lessons learned from across the sector that will benefit private, corporate, community and family foundations alike.