The majority of foundations nationwide – more than 80,000 grant makers – are small family funds with assets of $10 million or less. These foundations often have greater grant-making flexibility than their larger counterparts and are more likely to offer general operating support. Yet nonprofits often overlook smaller foundations, focusing instead on the biggest, most competitive grant makers.
To learn how to tap into this vast pool of family philanthropists, join The Chronicle of Philanthropy and our expert guests. Henry Berman, chief executive of Exponent Philanthropy, will share an exclusive preview of a new report on trends shaping giving at small foundations and provide an overview of the impact of family philanthropy on charities nationwide.
Plus, you'll hear directly from Emily Tow Jackson, executive director and board president of The Tow Foundation, and Kerry McHugh, vice president and program officer at the Helen J. Serini Foundation. They'll share insights into how they select grantees, evaluate projects, and prefer to be approached. Don't miss the chance to ask these grant makers your questions and gain insights to strengthen your case for support.
We'll also share findings from Philanthropy 50, The Chronicle's annual ranking of the 50 most generous philanthropists in the United States, so you can understand the latest trends in charitable giving.
What Will You Learn?
- How to convey the impact of your organization to busy philanthropists
- What the Philanthropy 50 survey reveals about the climate for attracting big gifts in 2018
- How to gauge the communication preferences of decision-makers at small foundations
Who Should Attend?
- Grant Proposal Writers
- Executive Directors
- Chief Development Officers, Development Directors, and other fundraisers
What Resources Will You Receive?
Article: Do’s and Don’ts for Building Ties With Donors at Family Foundations
15 ways to improve your odds of gaining support from small grant makers.
- What You Should — and Shouldn’t — Do When Meeting With a Donor
- What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Do When Meeting With Prospective Grantees
HENRY L. BERMAN
Chief Executive Officer
Vice President and Program Officer
Helen J. Serini Foundation
Originally Aired: February 8, 2018
This webinar is worth one CFRE credit.