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Essential Skills & Strategies
Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 8:00 AM to Thursday, August 24, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
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Essential Skills & Strategies
August 23–24, 2017 · Little Rock, AR
The Grantmaker's Guide to Grantmaking! 

If you've recently begun a career in philanthropy, there's no doubt you have a desire to improve the lives of people in your community — nothing is more important.

But turning that desire into reality isn't easy. The world of grantmaking is like no other, with its own history, rules and best practices. It's also a rapidly evolving field, full of new ideas and emerging trends.

To be an effective grantmaker, you need to combine your determination with knowledge, insight and skills. But how?

SECFs Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers will provide you with everything you need. Designed and endorsed by thought leaders in the sector, ESS sessions are built to provide new grantmakers with the knowledge, insight, skills and tools they need to be effective in their work.

Register for ESS and you'll benefit from these sessions and more:

  • Being Grounded in Philanthropy
  • Navigating Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Making Sound Funding Recommendations
  • Communicating Funding Decisions and Recommendations
  • Managing Your Grants Portfolio
  • Maximizing Grant Impact
  • Strategies for Professional Excellence and Personal Satisfaction

Plus, you'll connect with fellow rising professionals in the field, sharing experiences and building bonds that will help you, your foundation and your community succeed. 

Registration for ESS is now open — sign up today to become a more effective grantmaker in the years to come!

$450 (SECF Members) · $650 (Non-SECF Members)

Event Location:
Arkansas Innovation Hub
201 E Broadway St.,
Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 907-6570

Little Rock Marriott
3 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 906-4000

This event is sold out! Thank you for your continued engagement!


Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree St. NW · Suite 2080 · Atlanta, GA · 30303 · (404) 524-0911

The Southeastern Council of Foundations strives to support Members and grantmakers with access to education, resources and networking by serving as a convener and facilitator, offering a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We do not endorse colleague organization views, but rather aim to provide access to a broad range of information and resources to increase grantmaking impact and develop philanthropic leaders throughout the region.

Contact: Dwayne Marshall - or 404.524.0911