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Best Practices for Auditing Procedures for Nonprofits

Apr 13, 2011  

Ethan Kahn, CPA at ERE LLP, Steven Scicere, Director of Contract Agency Audits at the Department of Youth & Community Development, and Jenny Walty, Assistant Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services discuss how nonprofits can prepare for and execute audits.

Build the Exemplary Board Your Organization Deserves

Apr 13, 2011  

In this program, attorney Holly Gregory of Weil Gotshal & Manges discussed the legal guidelines and responsibilities of board members, and Inna R. White, CIO and founder of the hedge fund Althea Group, detailed some of her personal experiences serving as a board member.

Don’t Go it Alone: Successful Fundraising for Small/One-Person Development Shops

Cause Effective
Apr 08, 2011  

Cause Effective Senior Associates Susan Gabriel and Judy Levine discuss how your small or one-person development shop can build powerful partnerships, prioritize your nonprofit’s funding strategies, manage your workload, and skillfully meet your fundraising goals.

Meet the Author – Gigi Rosenberg: The Artist’s Guide to Grantwriting

Gigi Rosenberg
Mar 28, 2011  

Author Gigi Rosenberg shares top tips from her new book, The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing: How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artist, which is designed to help artists navigate the process of pursuing funding for their work.

Turning Your Special Event Participants Into Year-Round Donors

Susan Gabriel
Mar 01, 2011  

Cause Effective Senior Associates Susan Gabriel and Gregory Cohen talk about what you can do before, during, and after a special event to encourage participants to become year-round supporters, investing in your organization and not just in an evening out.

African-American Philanthropy

African American Philanthropy
Feb 11, 2011  

Terri Eason, Director of Gift Planning, and Rev. Dr. Stephen Rowan, Board Member of The Cleveland Foundation discuss the development of African-American philanthropy and its current state, with a particular focus on greater Cleveland. The event was moderated by Celeste E. Terry, Assistant Executive Director of United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland.

Jane Geever Talks About Crafting Proposals

Jane Geever Talks About Crafting Proposals
Apr 19, 2011  

Jane Geever, consultant and author of The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, takes a moment to share her thoughts on what funders look for when reviewing proposals. She also gives advice on crafting successful proposals, including things that grantseekers should avoid.

Best Practices for Nonprofit Contract Management

Nonprofit Contract Management
Mar 16, 2011  

Jenny Walty (Assistant Director of Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, Elisa Velazquez (MOCS General Counsel), and Jose Mercado (Assistant Commissioner Finance for the Administration for Children’s Services) talk about how to manage a New York City contract. This is the second in a series of three presentations by MOCS.

Budgeting for Those Who Would Rather Not

Feb 23, 2011  

Elaine Luttrull, Director of Financial Analysis at The Juilliard School, lays out the “Who”, “What”, “When”, “Why”, and “How” of budgeting for nonprofits. This presentation was presented in collaboration with the Arts and Business Council of New York.

Best Practices for Administering a Nonprofit Discretionary Award

Discretionary Funding program
Feb 16, 2011  

Three representatives from the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, Jenny Walty (Assistant Directory), Bryan Epps (Senior Policy Analyst), and Caitlin Caporale (Discretionary Award Compliance Coordinator), provide all the information necessary to gain a better understanding of the policies and procedures that go along with the provision of City discretionary funding to nonprofits.

GrantSpace Asks: Bobbi O'Malley, President of The Ohio Prospect Research Network

Bobbi O'Malley
Mar 24, 2011  

Bobbi O'Malley, President of Ohio Prospect Research Network and Director of Prospect Research at Baldwin-Wallace College, answers questions about the field of Prospect Research.

The Power Of Grassroots Grantmaking: A Conversation With Neighborhood Connections

Neighborhood Connections
Mar 24, 2011  

Tom O'Brien, program director of Neighborhood Connections, talks about how sustained community engagement is one of the most important outcomes he looks for in a successful grant project. Tom also talks about how grantees can get involved with Neighborhood Connections.

Dialogue with Donors: How to Score a Site Visit Touchdown

Site Visits
Dec 10, 2010  

Professionals from the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation, The Saint Luke’s Foundation, Deaconess Community Foundation and Nordson Corporation Foundation engage in a panel conversation discussing ways to improve your playbook and give your team the edge for scoring a Site Visit Touchdown.

Tome la visita guiada de GrantSpace

Apr 06, 2011  

Making a Difference: We Asked, You Answered

Foundation Center
Mar 28, 2011  

We asked how the Foundation Center is making a difference and this is what you said.

Funding For Reproductive Health: A Short Conversation with The Brush Foundation

Judy Wright
Mar 01, 2011  

Judy Wright, Program Officer with The Brush Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, discusses the process of selecting grantees, along with the Foundation’s giving focus and priorities.

Working with Government: How Nonprofit Arts Organizations Get Their Voices Heard

Will Maitland Weiss
Jan 21, 2011  

NY state Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, NY State Senator Liz Krueger, and NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer share their insights into how nonprofit arts organizations can work with the government.

Coffee and Conversation with a Grantmaker: Ann Freimuth, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Ann Freimuth
Dec 10, 2010  

Ann Freimuth, program officer of Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, discusses the Foundation and its efforts to assist Greater Cleveland’s organizations and leaders to improve the health and well-being of the Jewish and general communities now and for generations to come.

Tom McLaughlin on Demystifying Nonprofit Collaboration

Tom McLaughlin on Demystifying Nonprofit Collaboration
Nov 16, 2010  

Tom McLaughlin, founder of McLaughlin and Associates and author of Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances, answers audience questions and provides insight into the ways in which nonprofit organizations can collaborate.

John A. La Rocca Discusses Focus on Outcomes and Impact

John A. La Rocca Discusses Focus on Outcomes and Impact
Nov 16, 2010  

John A. La Rocca, vice president and chief operating officer of the Rensselaerville Institute, discusses how nonprofit organizations can develop frameworks for tracking the outcomes and impact of their work.

The Role of Arts and Culture in Community Economic Development

The Role of Arts and Culture in Community Economic Development
Oct 26, 2010  

Fran Smyth moderates a discussion about the role that the arts play in economic development. Megan Gorman offers insight into real estate finances, while Paul Nagle talks about the challenge of using the arts to usher in sustainable development rather than gentrification.

Coffee and Conversation with a Grantmaker: Adriennie Hatten of The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Adriennie Hatten on Grantmaking at The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland [2010-11-12]
Nov 12, 2010  

Watch as Adriennie Hatten, Program Officer for Education at The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, discusses the Foundation and its funding initiatives, with a special focus on the Cleveland Promise Neighborhood Initiative.

Arts Advocacy Now!

Susan Weiner
Oct 04, 2010  

Susan Weiner, executive director of the Georgia Council for the Arts, explains the vital importance of advocating for the arts community and provides practical advocacy advice for all artists and nonprofit arts organizations.

Coffee and Conversation with a Grantmaker: Valerie Raines of the KeyBank Foundation

Valerie Raines on Arts Grantmaking at KeyBank Foundation [2010-10-22]
Oct 22, 2010  

Listen as Valerie Raines, Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy at KeyBank Foundation, discusses the foundation's grantmaking priorities and how they relate to arts and culture. Their priorities include advancing economic self-sufficiency through financial education, workforce development, and diversity.

Coffee and Conversation with a Grantmaker: Deena M. Epstein of The George Gund Foundation

Deena Epstein on Arts Grantmaking in the Cleveland, Ohio Region [2010-10-01]
Oct 01, 2010  

Listen as Deena Epstein, Senior Program Officer for Arts at The George Gund Foundation, discusses the Foundation's arts grantmaking and the role that arts play in making Cleveland and its region a more desirable place to live.