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


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


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 Chat: Funding Trends for African Issue-based NGOs


Niamani Mutima discusses funding trends affecting and influencing foundations that are currently funding in Africa. Mutima is Executive Director of the Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group.

Support for Artists: A Resources Seminar by New York Foundation for the Arts


Representatives from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Elena Dubas and Eleanor Whitney talk about the free resources, fundraising and support programs offered by the NYFA.

Philanthropy Chat: Humera Fasihuddin and Eben Bayer Discuss Social Enterprise


Humera Fasihuddin, Program Manager/Outreach at NCIIA and Eben Bayer, CEO of Ecovative discuss funding for social enterprise.

Philanthropy Chat: Peter Kim on Nonprofit Funding Models


Peter Kim, a manager at Bridgespan who focuses on growth strategies for nonprofits, explains why funding models are important, describes how to develop them, and discusses when they are most appropriate.

Philanthropy Chat: Jason Saul Discusses the End of Fundraising


Jason Saul discusses key points from his book, The End of Fundraising: Raising More Money by Selling Your Impact. Saul explains why traditional fundraising is expensive to do and describes how the social capital market can support nonprofits.

Corporate Challenge Competitions: An Inside Look


This presentation brings together a corporation and challenge winners to share their experiences and lessons learned. Winners of two different corporate challenges tell their stories, and an ambassador from the Pepsi Refresh project provides insight into the corporation’s point of view.

Philanthropy Chat: Dr. Marybeth Gasman Discusses African American Family Foundations


In this interview, Dr. Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor at University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, talks about her report, A Growing Tradition? Examining the African American Family Foundation.

Fundraising for Filmmakers


Terry Lawler, executive director of New York Women in Film and Television, moderates a panel discussion and Q&A session about strategies for filmmakers seeking funding. Panelists Randall Dottin, film director and faculty at New York Film Academy, Matthew Seig of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and director of production for Arts Engine Angela Tucker share their expertise.

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


Gregory Cohen and Susan Gabriel of Cause Effective discuss how small and one-person development shops can build powerful partnerships, prioritize, and meet their fundraising goals.

Capturing the Attention of the Next Generation of Online Donors


This presentation focuses on a landmark study by Edge Research, Sea Change Strategies and Convio: The Next Generation of American Giving. The research team analyzed the giving habits and communication preferences of Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Matures.

Legal Structures for Raising Funds in the U.S. to Support Foreign Charities


Laywers present legal frameworks for international charities or causes that wish to raise funds from U.S. donors. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: Christopher Shearer of the National Geographic Education Foundation


Christopher Shearer, associate executive director of the National Geographic Education Foundation, discusses the foundation's targeted grantmaking program and offers practical tips for grantseekers trying to raise funds for educational programs.

A Corporate View of Arts Funding


Representatives from Time Warner, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and Target discuss corporate funding for the arts and what they expect from the organizations they support. This is a recording of a live event moderated by Will Maitland Weiss, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of New York.

Getting Published: A Forum for Writers


Three writers share their individual stories and experiences about getting their work published. This is a recording of a live event.

Film, Fundraising, and Social Change


A filmmaker and a grantmaker demystify the various funding options available for grantseekers in film. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: Morrie Warshawski on How to Raise Funds for Film and Video


Morrie Warshawski, consultant and author of Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video, shares advice and lessons learned from his many years of helping filmmakers, arts organizations, and other nonprofit groups fulfill their fundraising goals.

Philanthropy Chat: Kristina Morris on The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta's Scholarships


Kristina Morris, Program Associate for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, discusses their scholarships program and how individuals can apply to help fund their education.

Lynn Basa on Winning Public Art Commissions


Chicago-based artist Lynn Basa shares highlights and tips from her book, The Artist's Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions. Nikki Estes, program and touring director for the Southern Arts Federation, leads the interview.

New York State Council on the Arts' Support for Arts Organizations


Five program directors of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) discuss the many varieties of support that the agency offers to arts organizations and focus on grant opportunities, eligibility, and the application process. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: The California Cultural Data Project's Impact on Arts Grantseeking and Reporting


The new California Cultural Data Project is a centralized, online data management system for California arts and culture organizations. John McGuirk, program director for the arts at the James Irvine Foundation, and Bobbie Lippman, senior officer for culture and director of the Cultural Data Project for the Pew Charitable Trusts, discuss its benefits and impact on grantseeking and reporting.

Meet the Author: Morrie Warshawski, Shaking the Money Tree


Author and speaker Morrie Warshawski discusses how individuals, government agencies, foundations, corporations, small businesses, and other nonprofits can be possible supporters for film and video work. He helps grantseekers to assess which of these may be suitable prospects for a project and explains why filmmakers need skills in approaching each of these funder types. This is a recording of a live event.