The Grantmaking School

The Grantmaking School is a university-based, practitioner led program that teaches the techniques of effective grantmaking to foundation program officers and other grantmaking professionals. The Grantmaking Schools content is academically rigorous but also highly practical. We specialize in providing professional development that is thoroughly grounded in grantmaking good practice.

 

Customized Education for Your Team

As a program officer, research becomes more meaningful when you can use it in your daily work. We help professionals bridge research and good practice, with customized curriculums and courses available nationwide.

We offer customized services to select client foundations in a personalized setting, tailored directly to the organizations professional development and organizational needs. Our curriculum is designed to provide clients with training that establishes a fundamental baseline of knowledge that calibrates teams to recognize high performance opportunities and identify the issues and challenges that face every grantmaking organization.

If you are interested in a customized course for your foundation please contact The Grantmaking School offices at 616-331-7589 or email tgs@gvsu.edu.

 

Professional Development for You

Our courses teach the techniques of effective grantmaking to foundation program officers and other professionals at grantmaking institutions. Our content is academically rigorous but also highly practical. We specialize in providing professional development that is thoroughly grounded in grantmaking good practice. We offers national courses in the areas of proposal analysis and project management, strategic philanthropy and portfolio management, financial analysis, and evaluation.

We are pleased to partner with the Council of Michigan Foundations to offer the Grantmaking Series, a practitioner led learning series that teaches the techniques of effective grantmaking. The program is designed to be as accessible and affordable as possible by offering most sessions via webinar with a sprinkling of more intensive full and half-day sessions. Participants who complete the series will receive a special Certificate of Completion.

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Our Instructors

Our content is delivered by highly qualified philanthropic practitioners who are nationally recognized for their expertise and credentials and excel at providing our clients with a practical and in-depth learning experience. See our full list of instructors >>

 

The Grantmaking School Team

Interim Director

DeDe Esque

DeDe Esque

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Program Manager

Emily Weigand

Emily Wiegand, M.P.A., M.A.

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Unit Coordinator

Sherry Collver

Sherry Collver

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201 Front Ave SW Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

phone: 616-331-7585
fax: 616-331-7592
email: jcp@gvsu.edu
office hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST

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