You’re Invited!

Getting Better Together: A Smarter Grantmaking Discussion

Facilitated Conversation
Tuesday, June 13th
from 1-3pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Join Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations to learn more about the latest findings from GEO’s national field study on grantmaking practice, and to explore what types of practices make the biggest difference for nonprofits.

This year, GEO conducted a study to learn about key grantmaker practices that affect nonprofit success. GEO is now compiling the results into an update of its Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter? publication. But we’re offering you an exclusive first look at what those surveyed – including some of you and your peers – had to say!

Come for a sneak peak into current grantmaker practices and culture in Virginia and nationally, as well as the role of diversity, equity and inclusion in grantmaking. And help us consider what the survey results tell us about trends in the field and their impact on nonprofits.  Because we’re after change that will create the greatest results, we’re  inviting both grantmakers and nonprofits to participate in this joint conversation.


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This event is co-hosted by CNE and GEO:

About CNE

Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s mission is simple but critical to our area’s nonprofit sector: to strengthen nonprofits to realize the potential of our community.

CNE accomplishes its mission by educating and building the capacity of nonprofit staff, board and volunteers to effectively manage and lead their organizations and to collaborate in order to increase mission impact.

It promotes:
Effective Management through education and training, technology support and resource-sharing

Strong Leadership through its Board Development Academy, Board Orientation workshops and Leaders & Learning Circle programs

Healthy Collaboration by providing tools, trainings, resources and consulting that facilitates collaboration to achieve better results for the community

About GEO

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations exists to help grantmakers turn their desire to improve into real progress.

That’s the power of the GEO community. With more than 5,000 grantmakers across the globe, we work together to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropy.

There’s no shortage of advice out there for grantmakers working to improve. There’s also no shortage of hurdles to making change.

Since 1997, GEO has provided opportunities for grantmakers to come together to share knowledge and inspire each other to act. GEO members find value in making strong connections to address mutual challenges, navigating the same journey to improve.