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New Webinar Series on Philanthropy Consulting

Based on the groundbreaking Spring issue of The Foundation Review — the first edition dedicated to the practice of philanthropy consulting —the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG) is presenting a series of seven webinars that will dive deeper into many of the publication’s article topics. The webinar series is co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, The Foundation Center, Learn Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers, and The Foundation Review. The first webinar, Common Cause: Aligning Foundations and Consultants for More Effective Philanthropy, is hosted by The Foundation Review and will be held Wednesday, May 13 at 1:00 pm (ET) featuring speakers Chris Cardona of the Ford Foundation and Barbara Kibbe of the S. … Continue reading New Webinar Series on Philanthropy Consulting

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Increase Transparency by Broadening Your Perspective

This blog was originally written as a guest post for GlassPockets, a blog of the Foundation Center. When funders want to know about a particular issue or have questions about process, they often look first to peers and industry associations for answers. That makes perfect sense—the people who do the same job you do are likely to understand where you’re coming from and have experienced something similar. But if funders stop there, they could be selling themselves short. There are also many people who have expertise on the very issue, process, challenge or innovation that a grantmaker is pondering, but are not employed by a foundation or an industry association. These “knowledgeable outsiders” can have a great deal of valuable … Continue reading Increase Transparency by Broadening Your Perspective

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