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About | 2022 New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, the New Grantmakers Institute (NGI): Grantmaking for the 21st Century, helps build your understanding of best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking and helps you place yourself within the ecosystem that you are now a part of.

In this seven-week series of virtual weekly training, participants will get a 101-level introduction to the art and craft of grantmaking. You will have the opportunity to hear directly from seasoned philanthropic leaders and become familiar with the opportunities facing philanthropy today. In addition to top-notch faculty, participants will begin to develop a network of peers as we grapple with what it means to practice effective and equitable grantmaking in the context of ongoing racial injustice, global climate catastrophe, economic turmoil, and social unrest, all amidst the backdrop of a century pandemic. This series of workshops will also guide you towards resources available to support your continued professional development as you get started in the field. 

Asynchronous Learning Circles

As a participant in the New Grantmakers Institute, you have the option of taking part in an asynchronous learning circle. These smaller groups of 4-5 people will meet at least once in between each session to explore the content shared in the NGI sessions more deeply through the lens of your experience and your organization, and to build relationships with others who are beginning their time in philanthropy. 

If you opt-in for a learning circle, we will place you in a group and notify you of that grouping after the first full NGI session on October 7th. In that initial email, we will provide initial instructions on how to connect with your fellow circle participants and some guidance on self-organization. 

After each session, the NGI program staff will send a series of prompts to help you begin your conversations. 

By signing up for a learning circle, you agree to:

  • Meet at least once between each NGI session
  • Find a time to meet that works for everyone in your group
  • Set group agreements that can support you in your conversations 

If you'd like to sign up for the learning circles, simply register for the series! You will receive the private link to sign up in your confirmation email. 

Hear from Past Participants

Interested in the benefits of participating? Hear from last year's attendees about where their job search began and what excites them about working in philanthropy now.