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Save the Date - Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:45am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm PDT
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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SCG’s signature Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking program is an unparalleled opportunity for foundation staff who are new to the field to learn primary grantmaking competencies and for seasoned philanthropy professionals to revisit their core grantmaking skills.

This interactive, three-day series introduces foundation staff to introductory grantmaking skills and procedures and provides opportunities to interact with colleagues in our grantmaking community during a series of engaging sessions:

  • The Process of Assessing Proposals and Site Visits
  • Building Respectful Relationships with Grantees
  • Evaluation
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Ethics in Grantmaking
  • Managing the Challenges of Grantmaking
  • Adopting the Networking and Mentoring Lifestyle
  • The Civic Landscape
  • Advocacy 101


In addition to three full day sessions, participants select a grantmaking organization to visit in order to observe how Fundamentalslessons operate in the workplace. 


Current SCG Members: $495
Eligible Non-members: $950

Program fee is due prior to the start of the program. Fees cover all course materials, lunches and refreshments.

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

This program is 101 level training designed for grantmakers who are new to the field (less than two years) or for relatively seasoned grantmakers seeking to revisit their primary grantmaking skills.

Information coming soon!