Sessions in this track will cover topics like aligning values and practices, developing goals related to improving grantmaking practice, empowering grants managers to contribute to improving their organizational culture, and general professional development and career moves for grants managers.
Sessions in this track will cover all of the practical ways that grantmaking practice can shift to support values around sharing power. You’ll learn more about developing strong and trusting relationships with your grantees, streamlining your processes, using online systems that work, providing great customer service, structuring grants to be responsive to grantee needs, and using feedback to improve your practices.
While Narrow the Power Gap sessions will cover ideas around improving grantmaking practices that help all grantseekers and grantees, those in this track will delve into how grantmakers can go further—to naming and sharing values related to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion; removing bias from their decision-making; diversifying the voices included in decisions by sharing power, particularly with leaders and communities of color who have been sidelined by the traditional grantmaking process; as well as tracking and reporting on demographic data to examine disparities in funding profiles and how to improve overall impact.
Sessions in this track will cover topics like maximizing your grant reporting and evaluation processes to support organization and field learning; using an equity framework to develop and implement your evaluation practices; and using the data that you have at your fingertips to assess, evaluate, and improve your relationships with grantseekers, grantees, and other stakeholders.
Sessions in this track will prompt discussions around how to approach risk differently, measure and track actual incidents that derail impact, and use that information to improve their grantmaking outcomes. Other topics in this area include sessions on process and decision-making transparency and traditional stewardship concepts: using data and technology responsibly and mapping and improving internal practices to ensure efficiency and smart use of grantmaker resources.
Note: Schedule is subject to change. Please check back regularly.