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Course Description

This interactive class will address the myriad aspects of cultivating and sustaining foundation relationships apart from the written proposal. A former foundation program officer will share behind-the-scenes information about what grantmakers want to see in grant-seekers and address how to develop positive relationships with foundations both before and after a grant is awarded. Students will learn about the history, context, and trends of philanthropic foundations; different types of foundations and how each function; grantmaking methods and decisionmaking; and tips for grant compliance. Students will also sharpen their problem-solving skills and learn how to get the most out of site visits.

Course Objectives:

1.to learn about the history, context, and trends of philanthropic foundations

2.to identify different grantmaking entities and how each function

3.to examine grantmaking methods and decisionmaking practices

4.to learn practical tips for managing a grant award

5.to acquire new skills for problem-solving and maintaining positive grantor-grantee relationships

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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