Set Your Strategy

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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. 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.

*Completion of this webinar counts toward the CMF-Johnson Center Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion - More Details


Amy Moore, vice president of evaluation and grantee capacity, Community Foundation for Muskegon County

Amy Moore is the Vice President of Evaluation and Grantee Capacity at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. Amy is responsible for leading the design and implementation of a coordinated strategy for measuring the impact of the Community Foundation’s programs, grants and initiatives. Previously Amy oversaw the community investment initiative work and grantmaking at the Fremont Area Community Foundation. There she worked with a team to align strategic grantmaking with one of three focus areas—community and economic development, education, or poverty to prosperity.

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.


CMF Members: $35
Nonmembers: $70

Originally published June 25, 2019

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