NetworkPeninsula and Impact 100 Greater Peninsula Offer Workshop for Area Funders on Impactful Grantmaking

NetworkPeninsula and Impact 100 Greater Peninsula are joining forces to host a workshop on "Impactful Grantmaking" to help local decision-makers learn more about best practices in the grantmaking process. The workshop will be held on May 6 and is sponsored by Impact 100 Greater Peninsula, a collaborative that recently announced an opportunity for local nonprofits to apply for a $50,000 grant. The workshop is open to all decision-makers from area foundations, corporations, and civic and faith-based organizations who are responsible for determining the distribution of grant funds to local nonprofits.

"Determining which nonprofits should be awarded available grant money can be a difficult process because there are many valuable nonprofits in our communities that are doing important work," explains Karen Dutro, Executive Director of NetworkPeninsula. "We are very excited about the opportunity that Impact 100 Greater Peninsula is offering to the local nonprofit sector," continued Dutro, "We want to help them, and other grantmakers, enhance their knowledge of the grantmaking process as they consider groups addressing issues in our communities and the impact that their grant dollars will have on those issues," continued Dutro.

"Impactful Grantmaking" will be led by Amy Nisenson, Executive Director of the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, a Richmond-based Foundation that has awarded grants to several nonprofits serving the Peninsula. Amy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the $120 million foundation and the due diligence and allocation of $5-7 million in grants annually.

Participants will gain a better understanding of core grantmaking concepts, including grants review, site visits, and follow up; as well as how to move through the grantmaking process in a way that encourages success and truly impacts the ability of nonprofits to tackle issues facing our communities. To learn more and to register, visit www.networkpeninsula.org. Cost for non-Impact 100 members is $25.00. Lunch will be provided.

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