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Essential Skills & Strategies 2018
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 8:00 AM to Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT
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Essential Skills & Strategies
August 22-23, 2018 · Birmingham, AL
The Grantmaker's Guide to Grantmaking! 

If you've recently begun a career in philanthropy, there's no doubt you have a desire to improve the lives of people in your community — nothing is more important.

But turning that desire into reality isn't easy. The world of grantmaking is like no other, with its own history, rules and best practices. It's also a rapidly evolving field, full of new ideas and emerging trends.

To be an effective grantmaker, you need to combine your determination with knowledge, insight and skills. But how?

SECFs Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers will provide you with everything you need. Designed and endorsed by thought leaders in the sector, ESS sessions are built to provide new grantmakers with the knowledge, insight, skills and tools they need to be effective in their work.

Register for ESS and you'll benefit from these sessions and more:

  • Being Grounded in Philanthropy
    Dwayne Marshall and S.E. Spencer, SECF
  • Navigating Legal and Ethical Issues
    Jessica Grover, Maynard Cooper & Gale
  • Making Sound Funding Recommendations
    Maria Kennedy, The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Communicating Funding Decisions and Recommendations
    Fred Smith, Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama
  • Managing Your Grants Portfolio
    Torrey DeKeyser, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
  • Maximizing Grant Impact
    Carol Butler, Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation
  • Strategies for Professional Excellence and Personal Satisfaction
    Lora Terry, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Plus, you'll connect with fellow rising professionals in the field, sharing experiences and building bonds that will help you, your foundation and your community succeed.
Event Details:

Price: $450 (SECF Members) | $650 (Non-SECF Members)

Event Date: August 22–23, 2018

Event Location: REV Birmingham - 5529 1st Ave. S, Birmingham, AL 35212

Hotel: Redmont Hotel2101 5th Ave. N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Click here to book with SECF's special discounted rate!

Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree St. NW · Suite 2080 · Atlanta, GA 30303 · (404) 524-0911

The Southeastern Council of Foundations strives to support Members and grantmakers with access to education, resources and networking by serving as a convener and facilitator, offering a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We do not endorse colleague organization views, but rather aim to provide access to a broad range of information and resources to increase grantmaking impact and develop philanthropic leaders throughout the region.

Contact: [email protected]