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PEAK/EPIP Community Conversation: A Leader Salon on Career Journeys in Philanthropy

PEAK Grantmaking and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) present the first session of a three-part learning and professional development series where we explore career journeys in philanthropy, equity as an essential competency for emerging leaders, and tools for effective self-advocacy and pay equity in your career journey. This first event in the series celebrated the … Continued

Equity and Evaluation: Can We Embrace Both in Collecting Demographic Data?

As funders look to embrace equity within their grantmaking practices, they have begun to explore how equity can shape their evaluative practices. From integrating cultural competence to questioning the myth of objectivity to turning the evaluative mirror upon themselves, there is ample room for discussion. One area that continues to garner interest is around the … Continued

Keynote | LaTosha Brown: Engaging and Investing in Community

In her riveting opening keynote for PEAK2021, Black Voters Matter founder LaTosha Brown asked the audience to consider what possibilities would exist if racism was eliminated, urging everyone to claim and use their power and influence to build a movement for equitable practice within the organizations we serve. In order to make this happen, funders … Continued

Keynote | The Changing Face of Philanthropy

Closing PEAK2021 on a high note, in this session PEAK President and CEO Satonya Fair hosted a panel of foundation leaders, all women of color, to discuss and examine the changing face of philanthropy. Over the course of this inspiring and powerful conversation, these women shared stories about their career journeys, how they are leveraging … Continued

Common Legal Issues for Private Foundations

Josh Abel, grants manager and in-house counsel at the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, shared common legal issues involved in grantmaking at private foundations, addressing: funding of advocacy/lobbying exercising expenditure responsibility for grants to organizations that are not public charities awarding grants to 509(a)(3) supporting organizations ensuring a public charity has sufficient public support, so … Continued

PEAK New Member Orientation: Spring 2021

Are you new to PEAK Grantmaking, looking for a refresher on your membership, or interested in learning more about how our resources can transform your grantmaking? Watch our new member orientation, where we share: an overview of the many benefits and resources available to members; how to get involved in our community as a member … Continued

How Your GMS Can Support Rapid Shifts in Funding and the Need to Report the Data

Hosted by PEAK Northern California. PEAK members share how their grants management systems are supporting rapid shifts in funding priorities in response to COVID-19 and racial inequity. Then, Candid’s C. Davis Parchment and Nicole Giles from Northern California Grantmakers share best practices on reporting the data. Speakers Davis Parchment Director of Partnerships – West, Candid … Continued

How to Revisit Reporting

This workbook is designed to help you learn more about successful grant reporting practices and to begin a conversation in your organization about using your grant reports to their fullest potential. You’ll be guided through a process that will help you: Define the purpose of grant reporting in your organization Work with grantees to determine … Continued

Enabling Collaborative Impact Reporting

When the Irving Harris Foundation developed an impact-tracking framework for their grantmaking and field leadership work, they wanted to be sure it would capture collective impact in the field without overburdening grantees. Working with ChangeVantage Consulting and the nonprofit research center Child Trends, the foundation adopted a strategic, collaborative approach to developing outcomes and indicators … Continued

How Do We Change Our Grantmaking When Everything Else Keeps Changing?

Funders routinely update strategic plans and welcome new grantees, and we’re used to updating our goals every year. But our world is rapidly changing in so many new ways. Philanthropy is addressing complex issues like equity, embracing new grassroots partners, and partnering with new donors and supporters, and current grantees are asking for deeper supports … Continued