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PEAK Grantmaking

Resource Type: On-Demand Conference

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 | A 100-Year Vision for Philanthropy: An Introduction to the Resonance Framework

Changing philanthropy requires our collective creativity to innovate and adopt new models for governing philanthropic resources to redistribute wealth, democratize power and shift economic control to communities. In this session, Justice Funders brought together a panel of grant operations and philanthropy professionals who spoke about their experiences applying the Resonance Framework for Philanthropic Transformation, a … Continued

Keynote | Michael McAfee and Amanda Navarro: Building Trust with Communities

Being a trustworthy partner is the first step in building strong relationships with grantees. Yet, in the current system, the rules of the game are often rigged against some communities and leaders, particularly those who face the burdens of structural racism. How can we be trusted partners when we know the rules are unfair, yet … Continued

Keynote | Pamela Newkirk: Beyond Diversity

According to journalist and scholar Pamela Newkirk, ensuring equal and equitable opportunity requires leadership and intention to identify and break down professional barriers. In this keynote, Newkirk explores the principles of people and culture management and how they build into workplace equity that will in turn diversify philanthropic leadership. “Race doesn’t determine whether or not … Continued

Keynote | Lessons In Facilitating Community Connection While Deepening the Funder-Grantee Relationship

The philanthropic sector’s response to the health and humanitarian crises of 2020 demonstrated that rapid change is not only possible in philanthropy, but absolutely necessary to maximizing impact. In this discussion moderated by Fluxx chief development officer Kerrin Mitchell, panelists explored how philanthropy can apply lessons learned from the events of 2020, the idea of … 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

Keynote | Building Equity for Native Communities Through Collaboration

At PEAK2019, keynote speaker Edgar Villanueva challenged us to recognize blind spots in philanthropy, and focus our efforts on centering Native peoples in all aspects of philanthropy. But how are foundations actually doing this, and how do grants management processes and data factor in? The panel examines how grants management processes and data can be … Continued

It Starts with the Grants Manager: Narrowing the Power Gap

Despite our best intentions, a grantmaking system—even one designed to responsive, clear, and supportive—can fail to support our impact goals if it doesn’t address the power gap faced by grantseekers. This too-common dilemma was recently overcome by the Episcopal Health Foundation. Find out how their grants management team redesigned the grantmaking system, from application to … Continued

How to Transform Your Change Resistant Team

Neuroscience tells us that our brains are wired to resist change. So what do you do when you’re the one making your colleagues adopt a new system or grantmaking process? In this session, hear about change management techniques learned through the implementation of a new grants management system. Speakers Sam Caplan Founder, New Spark Strategy

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