Foundation Relations Best Practices
Friday, July 15th, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Breakout 7
Meet our panel of foundation leaders and learn their best practices for interacting with foundations of all sizes and compositions.
You will hear their tips for approaching a new foundation as well as critical elements for successful foundation relations and will learn what you can do better to keep a foundation informed about the charitable work of your organization. You will find out how should you be engaging a foundation outside of the proposal renewal cycle and how your organization can use site visits and work demonstrations to better convey your mission. Plus, best practices for interacting with program officers and foundation trustees to ensure continued funding and support from your current foundations portfolio, as well as, support acquisition efforts will be discussed.
Learning Outcome #1
By attending this session participants will learn: That discovering as much as you can about a foundation before submitting that first proposal is extremely important.
Learning Outcome #2
By attending this session participants will learn: How to proactively engage funders, outside of the proposal review process.
Learning Outcome #3
By attending this session participants will learn: How to build trust, and create a safe-space for open communication.