Wednesday, October 01, 2014


GFNY Events and Information

GFNY events are for funders only unless the program description specifically states that a program is open to the public.


Calendar at a glance...

Aug. 11 Conversations for Grantmakers: Investing in Leadership Development for Nonprofits
Aug. 21 Introduction to Philanthropy in Upstate New York - WEBINAR
Sept. 8 Conversations for Grantmakers: Early Childhood Coalitions
Sept. 23 Grantmakers Forum 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting, Luncheon at Oak Hill CC, Rochester
Oct. 13 Conversations for Grantmakers: Funding Consultants for Nonprofit Improvement
Oct. 22

The Role of Policy in Successful Coalitions Funders Luncheon, Corning, NY.

Nov. 10 Conversations for Grantmakers: TBD
Nov. 13 Introduction to Philanthropy in Upstate New York - WEBINAR
Dec. 16 Save the Date Affinity Fair: Grantmakers in Aging 
Jan. 20 Save the Date Affinity Fair: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Feb. 17 Save the Date Affinity Fair: Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families
March 24 Save the Date Affinity Fair: Grantmakers in Health
April 21 Save the Date Affinity Fair: The Funders Network for Smart Growth





















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An overview of organized philanthropy in Upstate New York.  How does Upstate New York philanthropy compare to the whole state?  The U.S. ?  What is the role of philanthropy in our region?  What are the forms of philanthropy? Who gives, what do they give and why?  We will explore these questions and some of the answers.


This webinar is recommended for individuals new to philanthropy, who are engaged in either fundraising or grantmaking. Also for those practitioners interested in the statistics of philanthropy in our region. 


Open to the Public. Cost: $25 per person.

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NOTE:  This webinar is provided by Grantmakers Forum once each quarter and is open to the public.  Statistical information is updated yearly in March.

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Pay for Success: Social Impact Bonds and Other Vehicles for Impact Investing

May 30, 2014  10:00-11:30am

Guests:  Josh Gewolb, Joe Casion, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP; Paul Perrotto, CFO, Hillside Family of Agencies, plus an invited funder.


Has your organization been discussing new models for nonprofit investment?  Have you wondered about social impact bonds and other vehicles that follow a pay for performance or pay for success model? 

Are nonprofits in our region prepared to compete for funds available through the Pay for Success model?  This is your opportunity to discuss these new models for nonprofit investment with lawyers and funders who have explored them, and nonprofits who are participating..

Funders Only.  Cost:  GFNY Members: $25; Non-members $40.

Register Now.

NOTE:  This webinar is the first in a series of three on Pay for Success sponsored by the Farash Foundation.






Community Development Philanthropy

June 26, 2014  10:00-11:30am

Speaker:  Don Macke, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship


Join New York community foundations to hear about a new curriculum guide designed to empower them to energize philanthropy in their communities.  Developed in partnership with some of America's leading community philanthropy experts including Donnell Mersereau (formerly with the Michigan Council on Foundations), Janet Topolsky (Aspen Institute) and Doug Friedli (formerly with Nebraska Community Foundation).  Learn how community foundations can engage communities to optimize their philanthropic opportunities through the marriage of community philanthropy with strategic community development.

NOTE:  This webinar is primarily of interest to community foundations and funders interested in building community endowment.


Funders Only.  Cost:  No fee to Members of GFNY, WNYGA or PNY; Non-members $25/site.


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Job Openings Positions in Philanthropy

Introduction to Philanthropy in Upstate New York
Open to the Public
November 13, 2014

Conversations for Grantmakers
Monthly webinar series.