Home » Events » Strengthening and Building Effective Relationships Between Nonprofits and Funders

Strengthening and Building Effective Relationships Between Nonprofits and Funders

Date:
July 8th, 2020
Time:
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Location:
Your computer
Audience:
All, Consultant, Grantmaker, Grantseeker, Nonprofit, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Best practices
Base fee:
$0

Program Description:

Building strong funder-grantee relationships should be at the heart of every funder’s work. But these relationships can be fraught due to the inherent power imbalance between those who have resources and those who need them. 

This is a moment that calls out urgently for funders and nonprofits to listen well – particularly to historically marginalized communities – build trust, and work together to simultaneously advance the cause of justice and support a nonprofit sector battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. But what does it take for funders and nonprofits to get beyond that power differential, effectively build strong relationships, and strengthen nonprofits to address the most challenging issues of our time?

CEP’s research Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success and Strengthening Grantees shed light on why relationships matter, what it takes for funders to foster strong relationships, and what some challenges and solutions are in building nonprofit organizational strength. 

The goal of this webinar is to highlight the core concepts of building excellent relationships between funders and strengthening nonprofits, and to learn from each other and a local funder and grantee partnership who are working on this day to day. We will ask each participant to reflect personally on how these concepts play out in their work and what specific opportunities they have to continually improve their efforts.

At this session, participants will:

  • Discuss how strong relationships and effective communication relate to the intended outcomes desired by grantors and grantees.

  • Reflect on how funders and grantees can work together effectively, and differently, in this moment of increased need, civic protest, and major challenges to organizations’ capacity.

  • Understand how research suggests specific practices that strengthen funder-grantee relationships and consider how those practices play out at your organization and how as a nonprofit you can help encourage those practices for funders.

  • Learn from the ways in which funders’ understanding socioeconomic context and nonprofits’ beneficiaries needs are fundamental to strong relationships.

Speakers:

Kevin Bolduc, Vice President, Assessment and Advisory Services, Center for Effective Philanthropy

Anne Marie Boursiquot KingSenior Program Officer, RIZE Massachusetts Foundation (RIZE)

Allyson PinkhoverSubstance Use Services Program Manager, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center

Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the program.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Philanthropy MA Policies

Coronavirus Precautions and Guidelines: As information about the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to develop, Philanthropy MA is being proactiive in following the recommendations for personal vigilance to ensure minimal contact with potentially ill individuals, based on health and safety guidelines established by public health officials as well as implementing procedures for in-person program/convening support.  Please click here for the guidelines. 

Refunds: When an event or program requires payment, payment is required in advance unless alternative arrangements have been made with an Philanthropy MA staff member. If payment has not been received and/or arrangements have not been made three or more business days before the event date, Philanthropy MA reserves the right to cancel your unpaid reservation. Philanthropy MA does not provide refunds, but a credit good for one year may be issued for future events if notice of nonattendance is received three or more business days prior to the event. If you need to cancel your event registration, please email Philanthropy MA staff at info@philanthropyma.org.

No Solicitations: Philanthropy MA values knowledge sharing – connecting people with each other and with information. We strive to create a welcoming, collegial atmosphere at all of our events. We kindly ask program participants to refrain from soliciting other participants for business or grants while at events hosted by us, regardless of venue. 

Accessibility: To inquire about accessibility of our programs, please email info@philanthropyma.org.

Media: Photographs and/or video may be taken at this event to support Philanthropy MA's efforts to educate and inform the community on the role of philanthropy, in marketing materials, on our website and through social media. If you prefer your image not to be used please notify us at the event. Thank you.

Going Green: In our continued efforts to Go Green in the office, our first step is providing a water station in our conference room for use at our programs, replacing bottled water. You may use your own personal beverage container or cups will be made available. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606
© 2019 Philanthropy Massachusetts