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New foundation leaders often search for the “right” way to operate a foundation. While there are certain rules of the road, the truth is that there are many ways to approach grantmaking. Our Philanthropic Advisory Services team recently hosted a roundtable discussion with two leaders from established, successful foundations who shared how they started in different places but landed on a similar course toward impactful giving. In this informative session, we explored how to determine a programmatic starting point, various approaches to address community needs, allowing grantmaking to evolve and more.

We’ve compiled these resources to help you explore this topic more fully on your own, including the roundtable replay, guidelines and expert tips.


The Path to Impact: Tips From Our Experts

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Refine your approach to grantmaking with these bonus insights from our Philanthropic Advisory Services team.
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Finding Your Path to Impact: Developing Foundation Programs

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Guidelines to help new foundations create programs and focus areas for their philanthropy.
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The Path to Impact: Foundation Leaders Share Their Journeys

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Hear directly from funders and philanthropic advisors on charting a course to high impact giving.

Meet the Speakers:

Lori-Cushman

LORI CUSHMAN
President, Justamere Foundation

Steven-Harris

STEVEN HARRIS
Executive Director, Åcahand Foundation

Robyn-Calisti-Hullihan

ROBYN CALISTI HULLIHAN
Senior Philanthropic Director, Foundation Source

Elizabeth-Wong

ELIZABETH WONG
National Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services, Foundation Source

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