October 4, 2019 - 9:00 am

Philanthropy 101 is a three-session series that helps all staff new to philanthropy better understand and work within the sector. Developed by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Grantmaking School team and Philanthropy New York and presented by Philanthropy Massachusetts, in partnership with GCRI, for the first time last year, this interactive course will provide an introduction to the field of philanthropy, helping participants to become more effective in their role as a funder.
Philanthropy 101 will consist of three full day sessions:  October 4, October 25 and November 15. This series is relevant to staff in any position at a grantmaking organization. The series is a cohort-based series with each session building off the prior one, and participants are expected to commit to attending all three sessions.
Designed For:
Anyone who has joined the philanthropic sector within the last 1 to 2 years or is interested in a refresher; open to the entire range of disciplines within the field, e.g., Assistant to the President, Program Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Human Services Director, Trustee, Program Assistant, among others.
Pricing for Three-Session Series:
GCRI Members: $200
Non-members: $300
Both a light breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of registration.
Discount Information: 

A 20% discount applies to each registration if more than one individual signs up from an organization. Please email info@philanthropyma.org if more than one individual from your organization plans to attend and we will send you a discounted invoice. In that email please include the names and email addresses of all attendees, your organization, and your preferred method of payment (PayPal or Check) and we will take care of registration.

GCRI Members are eligible for thePhilanthropy MA member rate of $200, in addition to the 20% discount for more than one individual from an organization. Our system is not ideally set up to discount members outside of Philanthropy MA’s network, so please also email info@philanthropyma.org with the names and email addresses of all attendees, your organization, that you are a member of GCRI, and your preferred method of payment (PayPal or Check) and we will take care of registration.

Please email info@philanthropyma.org with any questions. 

2019 Sessions

Session 1 – Overview – The Field of Philanthropy and Structures
Module One: Basics – Roles/Types/Structures and PSO Infrastructure
Module Two: Fundamentals of Grantmaking

Friday, October 4, 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield MA Foundation (101 Huntington Ave, 12th Floor Conference Center, Boston, MA 02199)

Session 2 – You’re a Funder – The How Tos
Module Three: Governance and Legal Issues
Module Four: Debates and Discourse

Friday, October 25, 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: The Nonprofit Center (89 South St, Boston, MA 02111, Conference Room TBD)

Session 3 – The YOU in Philanthropy
Module Five: Implicit Bias
Module Six: Power

Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (600 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210)