Grant Applications: A Powerful Tool for Learning

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Whether you complete, create or review grant applications, this webinar will take a look at the thought process behind capturing the most relevant information, promoting alignment with your organization’s giving strategy and encouraging ongoing relationships with nonprofit organizations. Hear from three grantmakers bringing perspective from a community foundation, corporate charitable giving program and private foundation.

The CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series is a program offering made possible through an agreement between The Council of Michigan Foundations and the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. 

* Completion of this webinar will count toward the 2016 CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion - More Details


Tiffany Blackman, program officer, Battle Creek Community Foundation
Tiffany Blackman is a Program Officer for the Battle Creek Community Foundation.  Her primary responsibilities are to facilitate and provide oversight for the grantmaking of the Foundation, including the areas of both restricted and unrestricted grantmaking, donor advised, mini-grants, and neighborhood/livable community grants. Tiffany has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit administration and volunteer management.  Prior to her position at the Foundation Tiffany was the Director of Volunteer Services at the Food Bank of South Central Michigan; the youngest of five Directors. She is a Battle Creek native and remains actively engaged in the community volunteering at several organizations.

Kelly Matti, program manager, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Kelly Matti is program manager for the Institution for Foundation and Donor Learning and LearnPhilanthropy. Most recently, Kelly served as grants manager for The Pokagon Fund, a private foundation located in southwest Michigan. Her prior experience includes various professional positions with nonprofit organizations, most notably as President of Junior Achievement of Michiana, serving southwest Michigan and northern Indiana, and Director of Development for the Porter Hills Foundation located in Grand Rapids.


Michelle Meulendyk, charitable contribution specialist, Amway Corporation
Michelle Meulendyk is Amway Corporation’s charitable contribution specialist. For almost a decade, Michelle has guided Amway’s corporate social responsibility and community relation efforts. In the past two years, she has focused on strategic planning – strengthening Amway’s positive impact in the community through strategic partnerships. Since 1959, Amway has focused on helping people reach their human potential by creating true social networks. Our goal? Help individuals improve their lives through corporate social responsibility, charitable contributions, and providing a business opportunity that presents more than 450 products and industry-leading brands.


CMF Members: $35.00
Nonmembers: $70.00

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