PEAK Grantmaking Series | Grounding Your Grantmaking Practices in Values

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -
10:00am to 1:00pm EDT
Members: $70.00
Non-Members: $140.00
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All grantmakers have core values that motivate and inform their work, even if they aren’t explicitly stated. However, those values often aren’t reflected in their grantmaking practices, the most tangible indication to the world of a grantmaker’s values. When grantmaking practices and values are out of sync, grantmakers may be unnecessarily taxing their resources and the nonprofits they serve. It may be time to begin an internal conversation about values and practices.

This workshop will help participants with practical tips for aligning their grantmaking practice with their organization’s values. Often, organizational culture plays a big role in how money gets out the door, so we will also explore the elements of culture that impact your work and devise solutions for leading organizational change from your seat.

During this workshop, participants will:
Get clear on what it means to align values and grantmaking practice
Outline some specific changes they would like to make to their grantmaking practice
Review strategies and examples to help you build consensus for change and manage change for your organization


Melissa Sines, program and knowledge director, PEAK Grantmaking

Melissa started at PEAK Grantmaking as the Effective Practices Program Manager in 2018. Prior to joining PEAK Grantmaking, Melissa was the Education and Accreditation Director at Maryland Nonprofits and the Standards for Excellence Institute, where she oversaw nonprofit accreditation and the association’s learning community. Melissa is currently a board member at the Maryland Center for Economic Policy and on the advisory board for the Business and Economic Department at the Notre Dame of Maryland University. She also serves as Co-Chair for the United Philanthropy Forum’s Program Committee and on the Funder’s Planning Committee for the Frederick County Nonprofit Summit. She has served on committees for Independent Sector, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, the Frederick Giving Project, and numerous other nonprofits in her local community. She received her MPA from the University of Baltimore and her BA from Hood College. Melissa is a self-professed nonprofit dork and accidental techie. She is passionate about organizing people and projects to promote social justice.


CMF Members: $70
Nonmembers: $140


April 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Cancellation Policy: No refunds are available after April 16, 2020


Programming: Laura Collier via email or call 313-752-0964
Registration: Denise Temple via email or call 616-850-2136

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