Setting a grantmaking strategy can be a long and complicated process. To get to the strategy you must identify the needs and ensure all voices are heard in the process. Once the strategy is set, it is critical to educate your nonprofit partners on your new focus areas and notify long-term grantees if they no longer fit into the selected priority areas. Join this webinar to hear from grantmakers who have recently implemented new strategies with and for the communities they serve. This program is designed for grantmakers at any experience level.
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Amy Moore, director of community investment, Fremont Area Community Foundation
Amy oversees the community investment grantmaking. This strategic and responsive grantmaking approach allows the Community Foundation to partner with organizations and programs to meet critical local needs. She oversees a team that works to align strategic grantmaking with one of our three focus areas—community and economic development, education, or poverty to prosperity. Recently, Amy has been working to develop and implement the Kickstart to Career Newaygo County – a child savings account program that launched countywide last fall.
Rafael Turner, program officer, Ruth Mott Foundation
Rafael is a native of Michigan and has worked in the nonprofit community in Flint for several years. He’s developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector as a beneficiary of youth development programs that were supported by local funders during his younger years growing up in the Flint area. These experiences gave him a deep appreciation for how philanthropic organizations seek to improve the quality of life for children and families in communities they serve. Rafael is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication and Media Studies; and the University of Michigan-Flint with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. After graduation, Rafael launched his career in Washington D.C. in various congressional staff leadership roles. He worked closely with senior elected officials in the U.S. House and Senate to build synergies in the public sector to help Michigan communities thrive.
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June 25, 2019 at 12 Noon EDT