The number of small foundations in the United States exceeds 80,000. Yet it can be challenging for nonprofits to identify these grant makers and build ties with them, particularly those that do not accept unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry.
Join us for a one-hour session that will shed led light on the motivations, preferences, and operations of family philanthropists and give you long-term strategies for capturing their attention.
Isa Catto, executive director of the Catto Shaw Foundation, will offer insights into how her foundation selects grantees, evaluates projects, and prefers to be approached.
Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, will offer tips for strengthening your case for support by sharing your organization's goals and impact in ways that resonate with wealthy donors. He'll also share real-world examples of what motivates wealthy donors to give from his forthcoming book, Giving Done Right.
You'll also learn from Tony Richardson, associate director of the Nord Family Foundation, who will share tips for researching family foundations, making connections and building long-term relationships, and conveying your nonprofit's results effectively.
Plus, we'll share the latest 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 tell your nonprofit's story in ways that will resonate with busy philanthropists
- What grant makers look for in terms of impact, outcomes, and results
- How to gauge the communication preferences of decision makers at small foundations
Who Should Attend?
- Grant-Proposal Writers
- Foundation Relations Directors and Managers
- Major Gift Officers
- Executive Directors
- Chief Development Officers, Development Directors, and Fundraisers
Catto Shaw Foundation
Nord Family Foundation
Originally Aired: February 21, 2019
This webinar is worth one CFRE credit.