201: Application

The 201 level focuses on building on or enhancing your existing knowledge of a subject through analysis, practice implementation, and/or deeper learning.



1:15 – 2:30 pm Early Afternoon Sessions:
Change Up Your Questions: Align Your Grantmaking Process With Your Values and Vision
Making the Case for Equity-Advancing Grantmaking
3:00 – 4:15 pm Late Afternoon Sessions:
For Impact: Get Your Team and Funding Processes on the Same Page
Reducing Barriers and Strengthening Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Youth Philanthropy



10:15 – 11:30 am Morning Sessions:
Maximize Your Impact When Saying Goodbye
Moving From Idea to Initiative
Why and How to Invest in Nonprofit Talent
1:45 – 3:00 pm Afternoon Sessions:
Ensure Your Grantee’s Organizational Strategy Includes a Revenue Strategy
How Grassroots Initiatives Can Have Global Reach and Impact
Ignore the Market’s Ups and Downs! Develop Targeted Returns
Integrating Feminism Into Philanthropy
The Local Impact Investment Opportunity



8:45 – 10:00 am Early Morning Sessions
Ready, Set, Engage! Crafting Interactive Learning Agendas
Turning Today’s News Into Tomorrow’s Grants
When Troubling Financials Lead to Creative Grantmaking
10:30 – 11:45 am Late Morning Sessions:
Engage the Right Talent at the Right Time to Maximize Grantmaking Impact
Moving Ahead With Advocacy and Policy: A Hands-On Workshop



Note about 2018 National Conference sessions: Sessions are designated as 101, 201, or 301. Here’s what to expect from each:

101 FundamentalsAssumes participants have limited or no prior knowledge of or experience with the subject

201 ApplicationFocused on building on or enhancing participants’ existing knowledge of a subject through analysis, practice implementation, and/or deeper learning

301 Thought LeadershipEngages participants’ experience/expertise in strategic, innovative, and/or complex subjects