Join the Program Staff Learning Network for our June session on Capacity Building!
According to Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), capacity building is “the funding and technical assistance to help nonprofits increase specific capacities to deliver stronger programs, take risks, build connections, innovate and iterate.” The way in which this work has been done over the years has evolved from historically prescriptive to newer trust-based models. Now, more and more funders are approaching this work as an opportunity through which they can advance equity, build leadership pipelines, and collaborate more effectively.
Join a panel of local funding experts to learn about the many approaches to this work. The panel includes Eric Esteves, Executive Director of the Lenny Zakim Fund and Sergio Marin Luna, Program Officer at the Hyams Foundation.
Attendees will join fellow peers in the network to share their experiences and learn about, and discuss, specific topics which may include:
- Capacity building to advance equity
- Current frameworks and evaluation tools
- Specific tactics such as cohort development and management
This session is being planned by Amy Hampe, Senior Program Officer at the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation and Carol Lavoie Schuster, Vice President for Grants, Nonprofit and Donor Services at Essex County Community Foundation, on behalf of the Program Staff Learning Network Steering Committee.
About the Learning Network:
The Learning Network convenes mid to senior level program staff who share elements of a common program staff job description but work across issue areas and types of funding institutions. The purpose of the Learning Network is to create an ongoing, safe space for mid to senior level program staff to learn together, furthering their professional development alongside their peers.
To participate in the Learning Network you must meet the following two criteria:
- Have worked in a professional setting for at least 10 years.
- Currently situated in philanthropy at a foundation or grantmaking program as mid to senior level program staff.
Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the program.