Upcoming Programs

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2018 National Conference

Exponent Philanthropy’s biennial National Conference is the largest gathering of foundations, families, and individuals who give with few or no staff. Our national conferences have a strong reputation for engaging the head and heart, providing meaningful opportunities to connect and learn collaboratively, and radiating a welcoming culture that makes everyone feel part of a supportive... Read More

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar: Governance Basics

In this governance basics module of the Foundations 101 virtual seminar, you will get a basic understanding of how boards can be structured and steps staff or trustees should consider, to ensure smooth operations of the board so that the grantmaking work is minimally impacted by change. By the end of this module, participants will be able... Read More

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar: Legal Basics

This legal basics module of the Foundations 101 virtual seminar, offers an overview of all private foundations rules, from filing the Form 990-PF to public disclosure rules and the self-dealing rules. This survey of the rules will empower you to know when to raise questions with a legal professional. By the end of this module... Read More

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar: Investment Management Oversight

For those running a foundation, it’s important to understand the board’s fiduciary duties and how to manage investment work, whether or not you’re working with an investment advisor. Learn how the investment policy statement serves as a guide and hear about financial tools that extend your grantmaking in this module of the Foundations 101 virtual... Read More

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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar: Grantmaking Basics

Grantmaking basics include more than just developing or following a grantmaking cycle. Lean funders have more tools in their toolbox for making an impact with their giving. In this module of the Foundations 101 virtual seminar, gain insight on focusing your funding, designing a grantmaking program driven by learning, and streamlining your work. By the... Read More

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Authentic Conversations in Philanthropy

At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe strong relationships drive effective philanthropy. Our members’ experiences have shown that the most impactful funders view themselves as collaborative partners working alongside their grantees and others in the community. These funders create change by tapping into the knowledge and wisdom of nonprofits, community leaders, and partners – and by listening... Read More

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Trustee Leadership Seminar

Foundations rely heavily on the energy, talents, and skills of their board members, as individuals and as a group. This one-day seminar is designed especially for trustees and board members of leanly staffed foundations looking to increase their impact, hone their leadership skills, and more effectively manage change as they advance the missions of their... Read More