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Philanthropy Chat - Dana Ostomel on Enhancing Your Year-End Fundraising with Crowdfunding and #GivingTuesday

Dana Ostomel
Nov 03, 2015  

Are you thinking of running a #GivingTuesday campaign? Listen to Dana Ostomel, founder and CEO of Deposit a Gift, as she discusses using crowdfunding and #GivingTuesday to enhance your year-end fundraising.

Ask the Grantmakers

Foundation Center logo
Oct 16, 2014  

What makes a grantmaker select one proposal over another? Find out from the people who make the decisions at Washington Gas, The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Washington Area Women’s Foundation, and Jovid Foundation.

Telling Your Story: Maximizing Your Organization's Form 990

Lindsay Nichols
Marcus Owens
Oct 16, 2014  

Learn how to make your Form 990 more compelling so your nonprofit can use it as a marketing tool.

The Puzzle of the DC Region's Modest-Size Foundation Sector in a Wealthy Area

Alan Abramson
Stefan Topler
Sep 17, 2014  

Alan Abramson of George Mason University's Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy, and co-author Stefan Toepler, present the findings of their research. Members of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers respond.

How to Attract and Sustain National/Large Grantmaker Support

Darin McKeever
Jun 24, 2014  

Focus on the "Three Ps" -- Purpose, Process and People -- if your nonprofit wants work with large foundations, says Darin McKeever, Deputy Director of the Charitable Sector at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Philanthropy: The Next 50 Years

Foundation Center Washington DC
Apr 03, 2014  

Distinguished representatives from the philanthropic sector share their thoughts and concerns about the future of philanthropy and respond to audience questions.

Philanthropy Chat - Vision for Change: Frances Kunreuther Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for Next Gen Nonprofit Leadership

Frances Kunreuther
Jun 21, 2013  

What challenges do young social justice leaders face in today’s changing social sector and how do they approach them? What challenges remain?

Philanthropy Chat - Unlocking Gaming Potential: Ted Mitchell on the NewSchools Venture Fund/ Learning Games Accelerator

Ted Mitchell
Jun 14, 2013  

What is important when it comes to forming partnerships with tech organizations? How do organizations approach corporations and other organizations when partnering on a new project? Learn from the NewSchools Venture Fund/ Learning Games Accelerator.

How Social Media Has Changed Donor Behavior, and What Your Organization Can Do About It

Julie and Denise
Feb 26, 2013  

Julie Dixon and Denise Keyes of Georgetown’s Center for Social Impact Communication discuss the new model of donor engagement and how organizations and fundraising professionals can adjust to them.

Philanthropy Chat: Nancy Maxwell on Grant Collaborations with Libraries

Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Oct 22, 2012  

Nancy Kalikow Maxwell describes the unique strengths that libraries bring to grant collaborations and highlights key conditions that are necessary in order to have more collaborations involving libraries in the future.

Arts Marketing with Marga Fripp of Empowered Women International

Marga Fripp
Oct 05, 2012  

Marga Fripp discusses arts marketing for the individual artist.

Philanthropy Chat: Beverly Schwartz Discusses Social Entrepreneurs

Beverly Schwartz
Oct 03, 2012  

Beverly Schwartz, vice president of global marketing at Ashoka, covers topics from her book, Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World.

Philanthropy Chat: Deirdre Maloney on Nonprofit Myths

Deirdre Maloney
Oct 02, 2012  

Deirdre Maloney, president of the firm Momentum, examines the myths and realities of nonprofit management, marketing, and outcomes measurement.

Philanthropy Chat: Juliana Steele on Fiscal Sponsorship for Artists

Juliana Steele
Sep 28, 2012  

Juliana Steele, program specialist for fiscal sponsorship with Fractured Atlas, explains how artists can determine whether their project would be a good candidate to be fiscally sponsored, and how artists can seek out sponsors.

Philanthropy Chat: Faith Fuller Discusses Fundraising for Documentary Filmmakers

Faith Fuller
Sep 25, 2012  

Author and filmmaker Faith Fuller discusses her background in fundraising for documentary filmmaking.

Philanthropy Chat: Revisions to DC's Common Grant Application - What You Need to Know

Miyesha Perry Chappell
Sep 20, 2012  

Miyesha Perry Chappell, Manager of Grants and Administration at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, discusses the newly revised Common Grant Application from the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.

Philanthropy Chat: Cultivating a Grassroots Grantmaking Committee

Sarah Gyorki
Aug 17, 2012  

Rachel Oscar of Grassroots Grantmakers sits down with Sarah Gyorki to discuss implementing a grassroots grantmaking committee.

Philanthropy Chat: Neighborhood Initiatives at the Hamilton Community Foundation

Sharon Charters
Aug 09, 2012  

Sharon Charters, Grants Manager at the Hamilton Community Foundation (in Ontario, Canada) and David Derbyshire of Wesley Urban Ministries discuss the Foundation's multi-faceted neighborhood initiative.

Philanthropy Chat: Job Hunting for Experienced Workers in the Nonprofit Sector

Barbara Ramundo
Jul 27, 2012  

Barbara Ramundo, regional vice president for Professionals for Nonprofits, discusses practical tips and strategies for experienced nonprofit workers.

Philanthropy Chat: Resident-Led Grantmaking at the Raymond John Wean Foundation

Jennifer Roller
Jul 20, 2012  

Three representatives of the Raymond John Wean Foundation discuss committee training, recruitment, and what it means to find your fit in the larger community.

Philanthopy Chat: Board Service From the Perspective of the Young Professional

Pheobe Bicknell
Jul 17, 2012  

Pheobe Bicknell of YNPNdc (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC), discusses board service from the point of view of a young professional.

Philanthropy Chat: Grantmaking Committees at Grassroots Organizations

Lee Kay
Jul 16, 2012  

Lee Kay shares insight on grantmaking committee member training, member recruitment, conflict of interest policy, and the goals and spirit of Neighborhood Connections.

Philanthropy Chat: What Makes a Good Grassroots Grantmaking Committee Member

Blaine Griffin
Jul 12, 2012  

Blaine Griffin, flagship member of Neighborhood Connections Grantmaking Committee, discusses what makes a good committee member and how acting as a Grantmaking Committee Member has influenced his role with the City of Cleveland.

Philanthropy Chat: Thoughtful Grantmaking at Grassroots Organizations

Joe Konen
Jul 02, 2012  

Joe Konen, a member of the Neighborhood Connections Grantmaking Committee in Cleveland, Ohio, discusses what makes a thoughtful grantmaker.

Philanthropy Chat: Global Fund for Children

Victoria Dunning
Jun 05, 2012  

Victoria Dunning, Vice President for Programs at the Global Fund for Children, outlines the Fund’s view of what children need to succeed: learning, safe places, a healthy mind and body, and enterprise (life and workplace skills).