CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series

The Council of Michigan Foundations is pleased to partner with the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy to offer the CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series, a practitioner-led learning series that teaches the techniques of effective grantmaking to both new and seasoned foundation professionals. The sessions are highly practical, academically rigorous, and designed to be as accessible and affordable as possible.  Participants who complete the series will receive a Certificate of Completion.

To qualify for the Certificate of Completion, participants of the 2016 Grantmaking Series must complete 12 hours of training, or 8 webinars; at least half of the hours completed (or 4 webinars) must be taken live from the current series offerings (the remainder may be completed through purchasing on-demand recorded webinars).  Participants in this series must complete all training by December 31, 2016 to qualify for a 2016 Certificate of Completion.

Click the links below to purchase the on demand webinars or for more information.  Questions about the CMF-JCP Certificate program?  Contact Andrea Judd, program coordinator, Learning Services via email or 313.960.4192.

2017 Series - Live Program Offerings

Successful Structures: Aligning Operations with Program in Service of Strategy, February 28, 2017

Grant Applications Workshop, May 16, 2017

Evaluation on a Shoestring Workshop, May 16, 2017

Building an Organizational Culture that Withstands Change, September 19, 2017

On-Demand Webinars -  CMF Store

Sharing Learning: Scaling up Replicability, originally held: October 18, 2016

Analyzing Financials: Critical Aspects of Grant Applications and Form 990’s, originally held: September 27, 2016

Communicating Progress on Strategy: Dashboards and Metrics, originally held: July 19,/2016

Prudent Investments & Big Bets: Managing and Taking Risks with your Grantmaking, originally held April 26, 2016

Grant Applications: A Powerful Tool for Learning, originally held: February 2, 2016

Accelerating Learning and Results in Complex Work: Four Mistakes Foundations Make, originally held: December 8. 2015

Strengthening the Grant Review Process, originally held: September 21, 2015

Funding General Operating Support, originally held: July 14, 2015

Judging the Soundness of Proposals, originally held: March 3, 2015

Linking Strategy, Evaluation and Grants Management, originally held: January 20, 2015

Communicating with Grantees, originally held: September 23, 2014

Grant Due Diligence, originally held: June 24, 2014

Problem Grants and Exit Strategies, originally held: May 27, 2014

An Introduction to Financial Tools and Tips When Analyzing Grants, originally held: March 26, 2014

Strategic Planning: Managing the People and the Process, originally held: January 21, 2014