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Aligning Funder Strategy with Grantee Needs

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
9:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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You provided a generous grant to expand programs and buy new equipment. But now you hear your grantee is struggling to pay its bills on time! What happened?

Dollars can behave in funny ways when they enter the nonprofit world, and even cause unintentional harm.

Funders and nonprofits share responsibility for understanding how a dollar will work when it enters an organization, but first you’ve got to know the rules.

Back by popular demand, SCG and Nonprofit Finance Fund invite you to an interactive workshop on how to align funder strategy with grantee needs:

  • Create a framework for analyzing your grantmaking strategy. Considering time, size, restrictions, and expectations, which grantee needs are you best suited to meet?
  • Assess whether your dollars are the right dollars for a grantee. What kinds of dollars are best suited to fund growth, expansion, or change?
  • Determine what to do when grant requests seem misaligned with grantee needs. How can you engage grantees in a dialogue around true needs?

We hope you can join us for this fascinating discussion. Please register at your earliest convenience; space is limited for this workshop.

Breakfast will be provided.


Claire Knowlton
Director, Advisory Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Claire Knowlton is a Director in Advisory Services, based in the Los Angeles office. Claire oversees NFF’s work in Los Angeles and Southern California with nonprofits, funders and other partners to build the financial health of the region’s social sector. Prior to joining NFF, she was executive director of a community-based art center in Los Angeles for eight years, where she brought the organization from financial distress to a model of excellence in programming and organizational management. Claire also worked as an independent auditor for nonprofit organizations. She is co-founder and board president of The Life You Can Save, a nonprofit committed to ending extreme poverty by directing philanthropic dollars to the most effective solutions.

SCG members: no cost to particpate
Non-members: $100

Who May Attend:
Current SCG members and other grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.

Non-members: If you already have an SCG account, log in to register. If you do not have an account, please contact [email protected] for eligibility requirements.

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