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Webinar: Working Well With Grantees
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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SECF and the Center for Effective Philanthropy present:

Working Well With Grantees

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 · 2:00pm - 3:00pm (ET)


About the webinar:

Join the Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) and the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) on February 28th from 2-3 pm EST for an interactive webinar exploring how to build strong and effective relationships with your grantees. In this webinar, CEP Vice President, Assessment and Advisory Services, Kevin Bolduc will share findings from CEP’s research and dive into what analysis of thousands of grantee perceptions shows to define a strong relationship between funders and grantees. Bolduc will discuss which specific practices set the stage for success, including transparency with grantees. He will then briefly interview The Healing Trust President and CEO Kristen Keely-Dinger and Program and Communications Officer Jennifer Oldham. The Healing Trust is an exemplar among funders in CEP’s dataset for the strength of its relationships with grantees, and the interview will discuss insights about how The Trust approaches building relationships with its grantees. Additionally, there will be ample time for questions for both CEP and The Healing Trust. Attendees of this webinar will come away with a clearer picture of what grantees see as the basis for strong funder-grantee relationships, as well as data-based best practices to apply to their work at their own foundation.

About the Speakers:

Kevin Bolduc
Vice President, Assessment and Advisory Services, the Center for Effective Philanthropy

Kevin Bolduc, Vice President — Assessment and Advisory Services, leads the creation and delivery of CEP’s performance assessments. He oversees the design of new tools, the refinement of CEP’s suite of current assessment offerings, and oversees CEP’s advisory services. After joining CEP in 2001, Kevin helped design CEP’s groundbreaking Grantee Perception Report and other funder assessments. He also helped conduct and write early CEP research on issues of strategy and grantmaking, such as Beyond the Rhetoric: Foundation Strategy and “Luck of the Draw,” a Stanford Social Innovation Review article exploring how grantee experiences are affected by the quality of program officer performance. Kevin is a frequent speaker at conferences and to funder boards and staff on topics of strategy, assessment, and high quality grantmaking.

Before joining CEP in September 2001, he was a consultant with The Parthenon Group, a Boston-based strategy consulting firm. Kevin was one of Aspen Institute’s Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders in 2012 and was in the first class of Independent Sector American Express NGen Fellows, now serving as a selection committee member. Among others, Kevin has served on the advisory boards for Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Independent Sector, and the Communications Network. Kevin graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Biology from Williams College.

Kristen Keely-Dinger
President and CEO, The Healing Trust

Kristen Keely-Dinger is the President and CEO of The Healing Trust. She joined the Trust in 2003 as the first Program Officer and has also served The Trust as VP of Programs and Grants and Executive Vice President. Kristen focuses her work on programs that improve the health of underserved populations in Middle Tennessee by expanding access to health services through cross sector partnerships like Get Covered Tennessee, and by preventing adverse childhood experiences. Kristen has experience in prevention education, community organization, and volunteer administration. Kristen received her Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, her Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, and is currently a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker. Kristen was selected as a 2007 Southeastern Council of Foundation Hull Fellow and is a graduate of the 2011 Nashville Emerging Leaders Class.

Jennifer Oldham
Program and Communications Officer, The Healing Trust

Jennifer Oldham has a dual role at The Healing Trust as its Program and Communications Officer. In this role, she manages the grants in the Physical Health, Cultures of Compassion, Sabbatical, and Recovery from Addiction categories, and manages The Trust’s communications across multiple platforms. Before coming to The Trust, Jennifer worked at Family and Children’s Service as a Crisis Counselor and as Information and Referral Specialist for 2-1-1, a social service information line. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Mass Communications from Tennessee State University and her Masters in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is a 2010 Hull Fellow of the Southeastern Council of Foundations. 

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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.

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