Upcoming Programs

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Trustee Essentials Seminar

Foundation board service can be incredibly rewarding but must be rooted in a solid understanding of essential responsibilities and decisions. This one-day seminar is designed for board members and trustees of leanly staffed foundations who need a crash course or refresher in the basic tenets of foundation governance, tax and legal issues, and financial oversight... Read More

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Key Traits of Phenomenal Foundation Leaders

What are the key traits of successful foundation leaders? How can you incorporate these traits into your grantmaking? What resources or strategies have you found helpful for improving your foundation’s performance? Come join this peer-led conversation and share your experiences. Exponent Philanthropy, with input from participants in its Master Juggler Executive Institute, has identified specific... Read More

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Webinar: Making the Most of Your Membership

This webinar is open to members and potential members and will cover concrete steps you can take today to discover the value of your membership, including finding answers to your questions, getting connected to your community, accessing resources to advance your philanthropic goals, and more. Whether you’re just getting started with our community, navigating change within... Read More

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Master Juggler Series: Coaching Essentials

At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe strong relationships drive effective philanthropy. Our members’ experience has shown that the most impactful funders view themselves as collaborative partners working alongside their grantees and others in the community. These funders recognize the need to tap into the knowledge and wisdom of nonprofits, community leaders, and partners to create the... Read More

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Virtual Conversation: A Role for Funders in Fighting Hate

Today’s America is deeply divided, with unchecked bitterness across geographies, races, classes, and political parties. Half of Democrats and Republicans say the other party makes them feel afraid. Anti-Semitic incidents rose 86% in the first quarter of 2017. The number of hate crimes and hate groups in the United States increased for the second year... Read More

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Webinar: Managing Risk to Maximize Impact in Grantmaking

Funders are often described—and describe themselves—as being able to take risks that neither the private sector nor the government can or will take. However, no industry standard currently exists for defining, assessing, and managing risk in philanthropy. Few grantmakers assess risk during the application process and even fewer have processes in place to manage risks... Read More

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Next Gen Fellows Program

The Next Gen Fellows Program is a 6-month training fellowship for dynamic leaders roughly 18–35 years old who are involved in all types of foundations as current or soon-to-be trustees or staff. The program is designed for deep learning and peer networking to prepare the next generation for leadership roles. In this program, you will:... Read More