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Impact, Outcomes & Evaluation



The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonprofits


You may have been hearing the terms “impact investing” and “social enterprise” more frequently in recent years. Impact investing is a concept being employed more and more in the social sector space, but what does it actually entail? Furthermore, how can your organization think about and benefit from impact investments?



Training Events


Nonprofit Resource Fair

Feb 22, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person
Charlotte Nonprofit Resource Fair

The Nonprofit Resource fair is a vehicle to:

  • Connect nonprofit professionals with local service providers who can help them grow, manage, and sustain their programs
  • Showcase nonprofits and their funders that are taking collaborative approaches to find solutions
  • Spread the word about Foundation Center resources and community partner resources (exhibitors)

During the resource fair, we will also provide a special programming panel, Grantmaker Meets the Changemaker. We will present a dialogue between community Changemakers--nonprofit leaders that are working together rather than in silos to figure how to have the most strategic impact--and Grantmakers.

This dialogue will provide attendees with access and insights into the grantmaker/grantee relationship, as well as the benefits of collaboration including:

  • Ability to provide services in a more holistic fashion with greater efficiency and combined resources
  • Coordinated efforts leading to less duplication
  • Opportunities for joint pursuit of funding
  • Increased credibility and stability



Grant-Ready Program Development and Operations

Feb 28, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

Join us for an in-person training with non-profit and Foundation Center leader, Maria Azuri, on crafting program designs and processes that will make your proposal stand out.


Outcome Thinking and Management Workshop

Mar 8, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New York, New York | In-person

Learn the essentials of tracking outcomes and impact for a nonprofit. 


How to Plan Programs for Maximum Impact

Mar 15, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how to plan programs with a focus on your desired results.  Avoid wasting valuable time and resources, and put yourself in the best position to make an impact.

Early Bird: $49 - Regular Fee: $69

Overhead vs. True Cost: How to Change the Conversation

Mar 22, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Today, donors have high expectations for how their gifts will be used and can access resources to measure whether or not a nonprofit is “effective.” Join us to learn how to shift donor attention from overhead to programmatic impact.

Early Bird: $49 Regular Fee: $69