Grantmaking 101: Introduction to Grantmaking

Columbia Bank Community Room, 101 E 6th St., Suite 101, Vancouver, WA 98660 || $275 Members, $325 Nonmembers
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

What is grantmaking? What are the main components that make up grantmaking in a foundation? What resources, approaches, and tools does a foundation employ to leverage for impact?

Grantmaking 101 will kick off a series of trainings focused on the skills needed to run a foundation and be an effective grantmaker. This two-day workshop will provide a high-level overview of the world of philanthropy, including:

  • Types of foundations or giving programs, the landscape of charitable giving in our region, and trends in the sector
  • The “science” of grantmaking: financial and legal basics
  • The “art” of grantmaking: due diligence and best practices for eliminating barriers to nonprofit impact
  • How the history we’ve inherited as grantmakers interrelates with our work
  • Philanthropy’s “great debates”


Join us for the remainder of the series, which will offer a more rich deep dive into the various areas of grantmaking…


Download our 2018 Program Calendar here!


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Our programs are open to anyone who meets our membership criteria. If you are not currently a member but you qualify and would like to attend, please contact us at info@gosw.org for registration assistance.

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