Walk the Talk

PEAK Grantmaking is engaging grantmakers in conversation about their values—and how and whether those values show up in their grantmaking practices.

Regardless of whether they are stated explicitly, all grantmakers have core values that motivate and inform their work. However, those core values often aren’t reflected in their grantmaking practices. However, grantmaking practices are the most tangible indication to the world of a grantmaker’s values. When grantmaking practices and principles are out of sync, grantmakers unnecessarily tax their resources, the nonprofits they serve, and the goodwill of their supporters.

Throughout 2018, PEAK Grantmaking will offer insights from grantmaking institutions that have linked values to practices, provide tools for grants managers to advance the dialogue about values and practices in their own organizations, and increase grants managers’ capacity to elevate their organizations’ grantmaking.

Workshops Confirmed

Philanthropy New York (NYC) — April 25

Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia) — May 9

Philanthropy Delaware — May 15

Northern California Grantmakers (San Francisco) — May 23

Southern California Grantmakers (Los Angeles) — May 24

Philanthropy Ohio (Columbus) — June 12

Philanthropy Ohio (Cleveland) — June 13


Join our mailing list to learn more about Walk the Talk workshops as they are scheduled.


Regional Associations of Grantmakers: we’d like to bring this workshop to your members, too! Please contact us to talk about how “walking the talk” can be valuable for grants managers, program officers, executive leaders, and even trustees!


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