Past Programming

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Archived Webinars

As an NNCG Member, you will have on-demand access to our entire library of webinars.

Selected NNCG webinars are now available on a private YouTube channel.  Access is reserved for NNCG members only.

Shifting to Trust-based Philanthropy: A Study in Change Management
Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director, The Whitman Institute & Trust Based Philanthropy Project Steering Committee member
October 2021

Giving Circles, Donor Networks, and Democratizing Philanthropy
Marsha Morgan, Community Investment Network
Isis Krause, Knead Partners
Sara Lomelin, Philanthropy Together
Jason Franklin, Ktisis Capital
September 2021

NNCG New Member Orientation
June 2021

Respect the Hustle: Why do People of Color in Philanthropy Wear so Many Hats?
Chris Cardona, Senior Program Officer, Philanthropy, Ford Foundation
Adela Ruiz, Program and Grants Manager, NBA Foundation
May 2021

Strengthening and Unifying Communities Through Effective Grantmaking
Marcus Walton, President, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Doug Stewart, Executive Director, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
April 2021

Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation 
Rachele Espiritu, Founding Partner, Change Matrix
Karla Mendez, Project Manager, Expanding the Bench 
London Losey, Change Specialist, Change Matrix
February 2021

Why Demographic Data is Essential to Insight, Impact and Equity
Kelly Brown, CEO, Viewpoint Consulting
Jessica Bearman, Principal, Bearman Consulting, LLC
January 2021

Working with Grantmakers to Build the Capacity of Their Nonprofit Partners
Hilda Polanco, Founder and CEO, FMA
December 2020

Disability and Philanthropy: Resources for Consultants to Grantmakers
Emily J. Harris & Emily Ladau, Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy
November 2020

Listening During Crisis: The Importance of Feedback
Britt Lake, CEO at Feedback Labs
Kim Ammann Howard, Director of Impact Assessment and Learning at the James Irvine Foundation
October 2020

How Consulting Shapes the Nonprofit Sector: A Conversation Around the Research on and Practice of Nonprofit Consulting 
Presented by The Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Leah Reisman, Princeton University Department of Sociology
September 2020

How to Help your Clients Connect their Grantmaking Purpose to their Measurement and Evaluation Efforts
Sammie Holzwarth, Product Manager, Grants & Scholarships – Foundant Technologies
Mark Larimer, VP of Sales and Marketing + Co-founder – Foundant Technologies
September 2020

NNCG Summer Bootcamp Session III: Building Your Consulting Practice: Diverse Perspectives from Philanthropy Consultants 
Lori McClung & Scarlett Bouder, Advocacy & Communication Solutions
August 2020

NNCG Summer Bootcamp Session II: Building Your Consulting Practice: Diverse Perspectives from Philanthropy Consultants 
Jeff Glebocki, Strategy+Action/Philanthropy
Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects 
Nic Campbell, Build Up Advisory Group
July 2020

NNCG Summer Bootcamp Session I: Building Your Consulting Practice: Diverse Perspectives from Philanthropy Consultants (podcast) 
Marcus Littles, Frontline Solutions
Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes, Philanthropy with Impact/Filantropía con Impacto
Tony Macklin 
July 2020

Meeting the Moment: A Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) (presented by our partner, 21/64)
Lisa McGill, Project Advisor, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
Erica V. Ekwurzel, Founder, CivicAIM 
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President, RespectAbility
June 2020

Collective Impact: Where is it now?
Jennifer Splansky Juster, Executive Director, Collective Impact Forum
Mark Kramer, Co-founder, FSG 
June 2020

A conversation with Carol Larson, past president and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Carol Larson, former president and CEO, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Irene Wong, Director, Packard’s Local Grantmaking Program
Alexa Cortes Culwell, co-founder, Open Impact
May 2020

The Equitable Evaluation Framework in Practice
Marcia Coné, The Equitable Evaluation Initiative
May 2020

Delusional Altruism: How Funders Get In Their Own Way and What Consultants Can Do To Help Them
Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Putnam Consulting Group
April 2020

Effectively Partnering with Philanthropy Consultants: How Lean Funders Can Enhance Impact and Extend Their Team
Way-Ting Chen, Co-founder of Blue Garnet
Jacqueline Chun, Chief Programs & Operations Officer, The Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation
April 2020 (Presented by our partner, Exponent Philanthropy.)

Supporting Funders’ Networks as a Consultant: Your Role
Ami Nagle, founder, Nagle and Associates
February 2020

Forging Ahead: Reflections from Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of Council on Foundations
Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of Council on Foundations
January 2020

Moving Policy and Systems Change Agendas: Lessons and Trends for Philanthropists
Leah Ersoylu, President, Ersoylu Consulting
December 2019

Culture at the Core – How one foundation built culture to advance their strategy
Jessica Bearman, Bearman Consulting, LLC
Brenda Solorzano, CEO Headwaters Foundation
November 2019

Understanding and Supporting Small Foundations to Be Effective Grantmakers
Brendan McCormick, Content Manager, Exponent Philanthropy
Veronica Awan, Associate, Harder+Company Community Research
Jennifer James, Sr Vice President, Harder+Company Community Research
September 2019

A Better Understanding of what Community Engagement is and How it Can Inform and Add Value to Philanthropy
Rebecca Cohen, VP,  Advocacy & Communications Solutions
Pam Temple, Interim Program Director, J. Marion Sims Foundation
September 2019

Activating Coalitions and Partnerships to Advance Philanthropic Investments
Nicole O. Tanner, Ph.D., Managing Partner,  VIVA Strategy + Communications
Cindy Faulkner, Assistant Director, First 5 San Bernardino
August 2019

Engaging the Diversity of Family Foundations and High Net Worth Individuals: Considerations for Philanthropy Consultants
Dawn Franks, President, Your Philanthropy
Yvonne Moore, Principal Advisor, Moore Philanthropy
July 2019

Aligning Your Philanthropy Framework and Time Horizon for Impact
Mae Hong, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Olga Tarasov, Director of Knowledge Development, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
June 2019

Gender Norms, Race & Class: An Intersectional Approach to DEI & Grantmaking
Riki Wilchins, Executive Director at TrueChild
May 2019

Leveraging Organizational Change Practices to Advance Racial Equity in Philanthropy
Vicky Stott, program officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Presented in Partnership with the Southeastern Council of Foundations
April 2019

Deepening Family Connection to Harmonize Family Giving
Peter W. Johnson, Jr.,  Founder and Principal of PWJohnson Wealth Management
Ryan Zeeb, Principal of PWJohnson Wealth Management
March 2019

When Foundations and Evaluators Effectively Partner for Strategic Learning and Impact
Steven LaFrance, Founder and CEO, Learning for Action
Rachel Hall, Director, Learning for Action
Lisa Dacey, Program Operations Manager for Packard’s Population and Reproductive Health program
February 2019

How do We Build Capacity to Navigate Complex Situations with Clients?
Jan Jaffe, senior partner, The Giving Practice
Ted Lord, senior partner, The Giving Practice
Sindu Knotz, managing partner, The Giving Practice
January 2019

Sharpening Your Racial Justice Journey: Lessons from Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens
Lori Villarosa, Executive Director of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE)
December 2018

OpenForGood Means Being Open For All
Clare Nolan, Co-Founder of Engage R+D
Janet Camarena, Director of Transparency Initiatives, Foundation Center
Rev. Starsky D. Wilson, President and CEO, Deaconess Foundation
Kim Ammann Howard, Director of Impact Assessment and Learning for the James Irvine Foundation
November 2018

Evaluation of Health Equity Work Means What?
Gabriela Alcalde, MPH, DrPH,  Managing Director of Equity and Health at Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Brandon Coffee-Borden, MPP, Managing Associate at Community Science
Kien Lee, PhD, Principal Associate at Community Science
October 2018

Lean into Disruption: Advancing Racial Equity Requires Challenging the Status Quo of White Culture
Gita Gulati-Partee, Founder & Chief Strategist, OpenSource Leadership Strategies
Maggie Potapchuk, Founder, MP Associates
Mary Harrison, former Vice President of Programs, Nellie Mae Education Foundation
September 2018

Exploring Equity Approaches in the Philanthropic Sector: Two Case Studies
Marcia Coné, chief strategist with the Women’s Funding Network
Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker, Director of learning services and public policy at the Council of Michigan Foundations 
June 2018

Hard Knocks of Equity Work – Seven Critical Tactics for Advancing Equity at Philanthropic Institutions
Marcus Littles, Founder and Senior Partner, Frontline Solutions
Dr. Jessica Barron, Consultant, Frontline Solutions
Ashley Simpson, Associate Consultant, Frontline Solutions
May 2018

Embedding Equity in Strategic Planning: How to Leverage a Consultant’s Expertise
Presented in partnership with the Southeastern Council of Foundations
Stephanie Clohesy, CEO, Clohesy Consulting
Keecha Harris, DrPH, RD, President and CEO, KHA Inc
April 2018

Equitable Evaluation – An Evolution
Jara Dean-Coffey, MPH, Founder and Principal, Luminare Group
March 2018

Embedding Equity in Traditional Management Consulting Work
Veronica Borgonovi, Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Efrain Gutierrez, Associate Director, Equity Partnerships at FSG
February 2018

Core Competencies to Support Grantmakers’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work
Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh, Senior Advisor, Racial Equity at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO)
Jaime Love, Program Officer for the Healthy Eating Active Living, Interact for Health
Ashlee Young, Former Evaluation Associate with the Innovation and Learning Team, Interact for Health
January 2018

The Givers, with David Callahan of Inside Philanthropy
David Callahan, Author, The Givers, and Founder and Editor of Inside Philanthropy
December 2017

Race and Equity in Philanthropy Group: Lessons Learned
Dr. David Maurrasse, Founder and President, Marga Incorporated
James W. Head, President & Chief Executive Officer, East Bay Community Foundation
November 2017

Meaningful Foundation Support for Effective Nonprofit Capacity Building
Emily Boer Drake, Managing Director, Learning for Action (LFA)
Alex Hildebrand, MSM, Director of Strategy Consulting, Learning for Action (LFA)
Frank Baiocchi, Senior Program Officer, Polk Brothers Foundation
October 2017

100&Change: How Thinking Big Can Lead to Greater Investments and Greater Impact
Dr. Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director at The MacArthur Foundation
September 2017

Strategic Partnerships: Collaboration Models as a Tool for Strengthening Impact
Scott Cotenoff, Partner at La Piana Consulting
June 2017

Philanthropy Advising/Consulting 101: Options for a sustainable business model for a one-person practice
Colleen Mitchell, Founder & Principal Philanthropy Advisor, VENTURE3Philanthropy LLC
May 2017

Are We Making a Difference in Our Philanthropy? Exploring Low-Cost, High-Value Tools for Evaluation
Jeffrey M. Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor, Strategy + Action/Philanthropy
April 2017

Exploring Foundation Capacity: Why Does it Matter and What Do We Know: Preliminary Results from the Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool
Melinda Fine, Ed.D., Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships, TCC Group
Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation at TCC Group
Deepti Sood, Senior Consultant in Evaluation, TCC Group
March 2017

Advocacy Forward: Increasing Your Impact and Funding Through Advocacy
Laurel O’Sullivan, J.D. & Meghann Beer, The Advocacy Collaborative
Jann Jackson, Senior Associate, Policy Reform and Advocacy, Annie E. Casey Foundation
February 2017

Equity: Philanthropy’s New Buzz Word or the Key to Achieving your Foundation’s Mission
Kris Putnam-Walkerly, President, Putnam Consulting Group
Nonet Sykes, Director of Race Equity and Inclusion, Annie E. Casey Foundation
January 2017

How Volunteers can Effectively Support Volunteer-led Movements 
Deepti Sood, Senior Consultant, TCC Group
December 2016

Beyond Foundations: Building a Bigger Tent for Effective Philanthropy
Paul Connolly, Principal and Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services at Bessemer Trust
November 2016

Fostering a Learning Culture in Family Philanthropy
Melinda Fine, Ed.D., Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships, TCC Group
Ashley Blanchard, Trustee, Hill-Snowdon Foundation and Principal, Blanchard Consulting
October 2016

Social Justice Philanthropy (SJP): Theory, Practice, and Impact
Dr. Becky Lentz, Associate Professor, McGill University
Amalia Deloney, Program Officer, Media Democracy Fund
Dr. Jocelyn Sargent, Executive Director, Hyams Foundation
Catherine Borgman-Arboleda; co-founder of Action Evaluation Collaborative
Lisa Ranghelli, Senior Director of Assessment and Special Projects, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
September 2016

Size Doesn’t Matter: Maintaining Innovation as You Scale
Kevin Wilkens, trepwise
July 2016

The Triangulation Factor: How to Manage Dual Client Consultancies
Molly Penn & Deborah Flood, Penn Flood Consulting
June 2016

What if a Foundation Asks About Staff or Trustee Compensation, Benefits or Hiring – and – What if They Don’t Ask?
Lindalee Lawrence, Lawrence Associates
May 2016

Corporate Philanthropy: Moving from “That Nice Thing We Do” to a Business Imperative
Jeff Hoffman, Jeff Hoffman & Associates, Global CSR and Philanthropy
April 2016

The Family Foundation Life Cycle and the Role of Consultants
Mary Phillips, GMA Foundations, Suzanna Stribling, The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation, and Susan Shore Schwartz, The Cemala Foundation; Co-sponsored by The National Center for Family Philanthropy
January 2016

Effective Consulting Partnerships to Philanthropy
Ellen Irie and Ria Sengupta Bhatt, Informing Change
December 2015

Shine a Light – The Role of Consultants in Fostering a Learning Culture at Foundations
Ashley Blanchard, Jared Raynor and Marieke Spence, TCC Group
November 2015

Going Beyond Grantmaking: Using External Help to Extend a Foundation’s Core Competencies and Increase Its Impact
Gwen Walden, Lauren Marra and Katrina Briddell, Arabella Advisors
October 2015

How to Implement a Funder-Supported Advocacy Effort and the Integral Role of Policy Consultants
Leah Ersoylu, Ph.D., Ersoylu Consulting
Deena Margolis, Focali Consulting LLC
September 2015

The Use, Roles, and Capabilities Needed from External Consultants in Philanthropy
Brenda L. Henry-Sanchez, The Foundation Center
Brian Leslie, Kelsey Noonan and Clint Nohavec, SwitchPointLLC
June 2015

Common Cause: Aligning Foundations and Consultants for More Effective Philanthropy
Presented by the Foundation Review
Barbara Kibbe and Chris Cardona
May 2015

Story: What it is, Why it Matters, & How to Use it with Clients & Foundations
Thaler Pekar, CEO of Thaler Pekar & Partners; member, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
April 2015

Giving Circles – Catalyzing, Building, and Supporting Shared Giving
Jessica Bearman, presenter
Co-sponsored by LearnPhilantrhopy
March 2015

Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter? Understanding and Navigating Shifting Trends in Grantmaking Practice
Kathleen Enright, President & CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Co-sponsored by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
February 2015

Practices That Matter – Streamlining in Action
Jessica Bearman, Lead Consultant to Grant Managers Network’s Project Streamline
Co-sponsored by LearnPhilantrhopy
January 2015

Visualizing Evaluation Data for Grantmakers
Ann K. Emery, Independent Consultant
Alf Gracombe, Founding Partner, GivingData
November 2014

Funding Nonprofits as Enterprises Making it Tangible
Rodney Christopher, F.B. Heron Foundation
October 2014

Minding the Ps and Ts of Funder Collaborations
Jennifer James, Vice President, Harder+Company Community Research
Nancy Jamison, Executive Director, San Diego Grantmakers
May 2014 

Down and Dirty Social Media Strategies for Grantmakers (and the Consultants Who Support Them)
Mitch Hurst, Independent Consultant
Katie Young, Project Associate, See3 Communications
April 2014

Using Social Media to Shape Your Business Brand
Mitch Hurst, Independent Consultant
April 2014

The Art of Facilitation in Consulting — When, Why, How
Stephanie Clohesy, CEO, Clohesy Consulting
March 2014

Unique Challenges of Strategy for Foundations
Phil Buchanan, President, Center for Effective Philanthropy
Ellie Buteau, Vice President, Center for Effective Philanthropy
February 2014

Benchmarking Evaluation in Foundations
Julia Coffman, Director of the Center for Evaluation Innovation
Tanya Beer, Associate Director of the Center for Evaluation Innovation
January 2014

A Conversation with Vikki Spruill: What a Networked Council Means to Consultants
Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Council on Foundations
Peter Panepento, Vice President of the Network, Council on Foundations
Lee Draper, President, Draper Consulting Group
December 2013

Mobile Websites and Your Consulting Business: 5 Solutions to Make Sure Your Site Doesn’t Become Obsolete
Katrina Wagner, Principal and Lead Graphic Designer, Graphic Beans
October 2013

Effective Business Practices for Independent Consultants and Small Firms
Frederick T. Miller, President, The Chatham Group
September 2013

How #NextGen Donors Plan to Change the World
Danielle Oristian York, Director, 21/64
July 2013

Do Your Best Work: Strategies for Managing Workflow and Yourself in a 24/7 World
Sarah From, Owner, Do Your Best Work
June 2013
(Visuals only)

Knowledge Tools for Funders (and the Consultants Who Support Them!)
Lisa Philp, Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy, Foundation Center
May 2013

Advise and Connect : Social Networking Strategies for the Philanthropy Consultant
Larry Blumenthal, Open Road Advisors; Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Putnam Community Investment Consulting
March 2011

Donor Advised Funds: A Look at New Directions 
Collis Townsend, National Agent, Community Foundations Services Corporation;
Benjamin Pierce, Executive Director, Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
September 2010

The Essentials of Foundation Strategy and the Consultants Role
Presented in partnership with the Center for Effective Philanthropy
May 2010

Evaluation for Non Evaluators: What All Consultants Should Know 
Ricardo Millett, Independent Consultant; Chantell Johnson, Director of Evaluation, TCC Group
March 2010

Getting Connected: Demystifying Social Networking Tools for Consultants
Kris Putnam-Walkerly, President, Putnam Community Investment Consulting; David Goldsmith, Principal, New Philanthropy Media
July 2009