Meeting Archive:
Incorporating Foundations' Top Values into Practice

Meeting Description:

CNJG is partnering with PEAK Grantmaking to provide values-based grantmaking as a three-part series. This series began with the 2018 Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon Pre Meeting Workshop and will continue with two webinars in 2019. Translating values such as leadership, collaboration, and inclusion into practice can be a challenge for grantmakers. Today, foundations, now more than ever, are up for that challenge. Follow this series to explore how putting philanthropy’s core values into practice can help your foundation and its grantees thrive.

PEAK Grantmaking’s research revealed the top 10 common values that foundations already have, and there is a wide range of values in practice already. In this webinar we’ll explore how those top 10 values show up for a foundation’s work, and dig deeper into one of the most fundamental values that grantmakers have: commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). What does it mean to do grantmaking with a DEI values lens?

Date: Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
 Presenter Information
Michelle Greanias
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Executive Director, PEAK Grantmaking | 202-329-7670 | @mgreanias
Michelle Greanias is a passionate advocate for efficient and effective grantmaking and is deeply committed to elevating the value of grantmaking practices in philanthropy. Since 2008, Michelle has led the explosive growth of PEAK Grantmaking, making it one of the largest networks in the field.Michelle has spent most of her career in corporate philanthropy, leading grants management teams to implement efficient, effective grantmaking practices. She has also overseen program-related investments; engaged in projects to facilitate socially responsible investments in housing and community development; and managed employee giving programs.
Michelle serves on the Guidestar Advisory Council and on the National Panel for GrantAdvisor. She holds bachelor’s degrees in international relations and French/West European studies and a master’s in business administration from The American University.