Grantmaking 101

Friday, May 22, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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Selecting the right grantee partners is one of the most important roles of a funder. Yet, how do you know if an applicant represents a good fit and a smart investment?  

During this webinar, participants will explore the ways in which funders assess a potential grantee. These include understanding an organization’s programs and services, finances, track record, leadership, and the capacities and skillsets it brings to its work. Sharyn Goodson, CFRE, Vice President of Philanthropy & Organizational Development at Leichtag Foundation will facilitate this conversation, designed for those new to the field as well as funders who want to learn more.


Sharyn Goodson, CFRE, Vice President of Philanthropy & Organizational Development, Leichtag Foundation

Sharyn works to optimize the Leichtag Foundation’s impact, enhancing integration and effectiveness internally across programs and departments, and externally through effective philanthropic partnerships, initiatives and grantmaking. Sharyn oversees grantmaking and philanthropic strategies and partnerships, as well as organizational development efforts. Previously, Sharyn was Director of Grants of Jewish Family Service of San Diego and Program Director of the Aspen Community Foundation in Aspen, CO. Sharyn also served on the board of San Diego Grantmakers.

Grantmaking Orientation 101 is the third in our seven-part Fundamentals Series, with Spring and Fall semesters. Next in Spring is Funder Collaboratives 101 in June; Fall semester includes Advocacy 101 in September, Evaluation 101 in October, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 101 in November. 

Whether you are new to philanthropy and eager to learn best-practices, or a seasoned professional committed to continuing education and ultimately advancing your leadership in the philanthropic field, these sessions will provide opportunities to establish and/or deepen your skills and your relationships with colleagues and peers.

Who May Attend

This session is designed for SDG members and eligible non-member funders: staff, trustees, and donors of philanthropic organizations, individual philanthropists, investors, and other invited guests as appropriate. All event registrations are reviewed to determine eligibility. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all SDG events.

If you require any accommodations in order to fully participate in this program, please contact [email protected].

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