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Foundations and Their Role in Philanthropy

Free
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Self-Paced eLearning
Recorded Webinar

Learn about foundations, their giving, and their role in the nonprofit sector.

This free course is intended for anyone who wants to know more about foundations, their giving, and their role in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. The course is designed to answer the following questions:

  • What is a private foundation?
  • How are foundations different from other philanthropic organizations?
  • What does the universe of foundations look like?
  • What do foundations do, and how do they do it?
  • What motivates a donor to start a foundation?
  • What are some other types of grantmakers?

This session is ideal for students, classes in fundraising and nonprofit management, new foundation personnel, and visitors from outside the U.S. It is also excellent background information for grantseekers and perfect for anyone who is curious to learn what foundations are all about.

Prior attendance at Grantseeking Basics is strongly recommended.

 

Online Classes

Foundations and Their Role in Philanthropy

Self-Paced eLearning
Free

Learn about foundations, their giving, and their role in the nonprofit sector.

Foundations and Their Role in Philanthropy Webinar

Recorded Webinar
Free

An overview of foundations, their giving, and their role in the nonprofit sector. Topics covered include: different types of private grantmakers; how they operate and communicate with grantseekers; and trends impacting the foundation world.

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