Join us for this virtual gathering for senior staff to discuss what you’re seeing in your own work and crowdsource ideas from your fellow peers across the state. This will be an open space for discussion so please bring your questions, concerns and highlights from your own work to share with the group. As we continue our collective equity journey, we invite you to bring equity-related topics to our roundtables throughout the year. This conversation is open to all CMF members who serve in any type of senior staff role.
Join us for this in-person gathering hosted by CMF's Latinx Affinity Network focused on building community and deepening relationships among Michigan’s Latinx and Latinx-serving leaders across the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
Moving Resources and Deepening Support for Nonprofit Leaders of Color: A two-part Equity Signature Series | Part 2
Join us for an interactive program grounded in the concepts and experience of the Nonprofit-Funder Dialogue Series. Program facilitators will briefly introduce the Series’ goals and outcomes before guiding attendees through the “sustained dialogue” concept, used to facilitate critical conversations during the Series itself. Facilitators will then share resources and materials from the Nonprofit-Funder Dialogue Series sessions and invite attendees to think about the larger implications of the work during brief break-out conversations. The program will conclude with the opportunity for further discussion on relationship- and trust-building among philanthropic entities and communities.
Increased foundation efforts to advance disaster philanthropy, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and innovative approaches to assist individuals in local communities have led to a wave of interest in reexamining existing scholarship programs. Brittany Kienker, Ph.D., and Jennifer Oertel will lead this interactive session to address frequently asked questions about scholarships and grants to individuals. Join peers throughout the Midwest region to review the legal requirements for scholarships and learn about emerging scholarship issues in the field.
A family philanthropy has a much better chance of success if there is an intentional culture that values continuous improvement, feedback and professional development, and an integrated approach of learning and assessment across governance, philanthropic strategy, succession, and more. The assessment process asks organizations to evaluate their philanthropic purpose, governance, team, accountability, finances, and family—to answer how you can continually keep people engaged and excited about this work, and improve on what already exists. This webinar will explore how board and staff can create a learning culture within the philanthropy, different tools to assess the organization internally, and strategies to build assessment and feedback into all facets of the work.
How can you elicit and act on feedback from your grantees and other external stakeholders? For all funders, gathering feedback is a helpful practice to understand how your work is impacting your grantees—and how you can more deeply incorporate the perspectives and experience of your partners and communities you serve. There are a number of tools available to facilitate this feedback loop and listening process. Join this webinar to learn how to listen with intention, gather feedback in a way that does not burden your nonprofit partners, share how you acted on feedback, and how to use tools that will provide insights into how you can improve your work.
Named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People," Fortune's "50 Greatest Leaders" and Foreign Policy's "100 Leading Global Thinkers", Dr Katherine Hayhoe is helping us prepare for the ways climate change affects all of us. In this special virtual event, Dr. Hayhoe will share powerful insights on the state of our planet and the roles that philanthropy can play in addressing climate change with their nonprofit partners and within their communities. This convening will include an opportunity for Q&A with Dr. Hayhoe, so please bring your questions.
In this special virtual event, Dr. Hayhoe will share powerful insights on the state of our planet and the roles that all citizens (including youth!) can play in addressing climate change within their communities. This event is open to all foundation and nonprofit staff, trustees and committee members, and their families. Youth attendees are encouraged to attend this program, which will feature the engagement of local youth leaders. This convening will include the opportunity for Q&A with Dr. Hayhoe, so please bring your questions.
Join us for a virtual gathering to discuss technology and software, share what you’re seeing in your own work and crowdsource ideas from your fellow peers across the state. This will be an open space for discussion so please bring your questions, concerns and highlights from your own work to share with the group. As we continue our collective equity journey, we invite you to bring forward equity-related topics to our roundtables throughout the year. This conversation is open to all CMF members whether your work touches technology, you have a dedicated technology role or you just want to pick up a few tips from our technology experts.
While grantmaking is often the main tool funders think about in terms of impact, there are many other innovative ways to use your time, relationships, and resources to support your nonprofit partners and the communities you serve. Funders can leverage their established platform to spread the word about needed support and convene important partners, or can provide additional capacity to organizations beyond the check. Some look internally, and implement impact investing with the other 95% of their assets. And others support advocacy initiatives outside of their established grantmaking to shift the laws and policies that affect their work. This webinar will highlight different methods for providing support beyond grantmaking, and how to think through what can work for your philanthropy.