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CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series

For the third year in a row, 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.

This year, we will offer six live webinars (1.5 hours each). 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.

2016 Series - Live Program Offerings

12/8/2015 1-2:30 pm
Accelerating Learning and Results in Complex Work: Four Mistakes Foundations Make

2/2/2016 1-2:30 pm
Grant Applications: A Powerful Tool for Learning

4/26/2016 1-2:30 pm
Prudent Investments & Big Bets: Managing and Taking Risks with your Grantmaking

7/19/2016 1-2:30 pm
Communicating Progress on Strategy: Dashboards and Metrics

9/27/2016 1-2:30 pm
Analyzing Financials: Critical Aspects of Grant Applications and Form 990’s

10/18/2016 1-2:30 pm
Sharing Learning: Scaling up Replicability

2016 CMF Store on-demand webinars

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

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

Funding General Operating Support, July 14, 2015

Strengthening the Grant Review Process, September 21, 2015

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

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

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

Grant Due Diligence, originally held: June 24, 2014

Communicating with Grantees, originally held: September 23, 2014