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October 2018

Elevating the Nonprofit Sector with Professional Development (Florida Chapter Webinar & Meet-Up)

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Did you know there are 12 centers across the state of Florida that provide leadership and management training for nonprofit professionals and volunteers? Learn about these Management Support Organizations, or MSOs, and how you, your organization, and your grantees can benefit from educational opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector.

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PEAK Midwest Fall Regional Meeting

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm CDT
MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1200
Chicago,ILUnited States
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Looking for ideas to improve your grantmaking practices and time to network with other grants management professionals? Join us in fabulous Chicago for a day-long event!

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Assessing the How of Grantmaking (A Southwest- Formerly Texas- Regional Chapter Event)

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
36 Degrees North, 36 East Cameron Street
Tulsa,OK74103United States
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Understand the five core questions of grantmaking effectiveness and consider ways to find answers using accessible data. As grantmakers, we evaluate what and who we fund, but often forget to evaluate HOW we make grants, and whether our grantmaking practices are as effective as they can be.

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Coffee Meet-Up in Pasadena (PEAK SoCal)

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Rosebud Coffee, 2302 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena,CA91107United States
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Crowd-source advice on a vexing problem, share ideas and insights with others, and get outside the office to strengthen your network.

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PEAK New England Fall Meeting 

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington St. - 3rd Floor
Boston,MAUnited States
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Are you a leader in your organization? Interested in best practices and the "how" of grantmaking? How about professional development and learning basic negotiating tactics? The 2018 PEAK New England fall meeting has everything you're looking for and more.

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Fall Meeting – 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Practices (Pacific Northwest)

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 500 5th Avenue N
Seattle,WA98102United States
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Learn ten tips to improve your grantmaking practices on a range of topics including applications, reporting, data, and communications. Participants can share what they would add to the list from their own experiences to help their colleagues improve their practices.  During this workshop, participants will: Review 10 tips for implementing practices that will improve your grantmaking Learn about ways to reduce the burden on grantees – and your staff – of administering grants Identify 2 – 3 quick wins they could implement…

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What’s Next? A Panel Exploring the Next Stage of Your Foundation Career (PEAK Minnesota)

October 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Open Book Conference Room – 2nd Floor, 1011 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis,MN55415United States
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Explore your career options and learn how to develop your career next steps.

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Using Data to Create a Culture of Learning (Rocky Mountain)

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St.
Denver,CO80206United States
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Join the Rocky Mountain Chapter and special guest speaker Andrew Means for this important and interactive session on how we, as grants managers, can best use data to create a culture of learning within our foundations/organizations.  Participants will walk away knowing:  What data and data analysis look like  How to mine and analyze your existing data to gain insights  Data collection best practices and techniques  Tools for analyzing and presenting data to influence decision-making  How foundations are creating a “Learning…

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November 2018

EPIP New York & PNY – Planning Your Path for the Future (PEAK New York)

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, Prospect Park Room 1500 Broadway
New York,NY10036United States
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Join the PEAK Grantmaking New York Regional Chapter, EPIP New York and Philanthropy New York, for a meeting focused on your professional development! Participate in two highly-interactive sessions, focused on reflecting on your current role in your organization and strategizing how best to advocate for yourself at work, while networking with other grants management colleagues from the area.   Your Professional Evolution in Grants Management The role and function of grants management continues to evolve in organizations across the philanthropic sector. As a grants management professional, you are performing…

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Monthly Networking Coffee Hour – A Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter Event

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

Get together with grants management colleagues in your area to discuss various field topics, network, and provide professional support. This event is held simultaneously in three cities (Seattle, Portland, and Salem).

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Webinar – Census 2020 & Cybersecurity: What Foundations Need to Know

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The number and sophistication of cybersecurity threats have undoubtedly increased. Facebook’s data breach, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and the frequent data breach alerts from banks and retailers is more than enough evidence to make us understand why information security is a growing concern across public and private sectors.

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December 2018

RESCHEDULED WEBINAR – Grantmaking 2.0: Helmsley’s Story of Updating Its Grants Management Processes (PEAK2018)

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Experienced grantmakers interested in learning from other grantmakers about how they revised and updated their grants management practices will find this session helpful. Using the example of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust's efforts to update their practices, the presenters will share lessons learned and best practices for making your own practice updates.

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Sponsored Webinar – How to Streamline Your Grant Process to Make Better Decisions and Support Grantees

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Streamlining grant application processes is a concept foundations can get behind. Enabling grantees to work more efficiently and save time to focus on their mission is a benefit to all. With deeper insight into the nonprofits you support, you’re able to make better decisions while effectively supporting your grantees.

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Year-End Happy Hour (PEAK Minnesota)

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
MIUnited States

Join your friends from PEAK Grantmaking for an end-of-the-year happy hour!  There will be appetizers to share, a cash bar, and lots of great conversation.

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Fall Meeting: Building Skills for Communicating More Effectively & Collecting and Using Demographic Data (PEAK SoCal)

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St.
Los Angeles,CA90012
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Join PEAK Grantmaking for this special session developed for our Southern California Regional Chapter members. Participants will get an introduction to the PEAK Grantmaking Professional Competency Model and have the opportunity to build their knowledge in the specific competency areas of Communications and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Ample networking time and time to connect with and learn from peers is included in this day. Lunch will be provided. There is on-site parking, free of charge.  AGENDA:   Welcome, PEAK Grantmaking Updates, & Overview of the Competency Model …

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