The Fundamentals of Modern Grantmaking: the training workshop

24th January 2023

A workshop designed to introduce you to the key values and practices contained within our book Modern Grantmaking

One-day course

In-person training

£341 (inc 10% off early bird)

Read more and book here

We offer payment options via both card, and invoice

Who is it for?

The workshop is for anyone working within grantmaking organisations, whether private, government or corporate.

It is for anyone who is keen to do grantmaking in a way that is both driven by values, at the same time as being being both efficient and impactful.

It isn't just for individuals with 'grants' in their job titles - legal, financial, IT and other colleagues are welcome and will find much to learn.

It is also for anyone who was excited to read our book Modern Grantmaking, or who wanted to read it but just couldn't make the time!

How does it work?

People working in grantmaking organisations from all over the UK will gather in London, for a fun, informative day, hosted by us.

The workshop will be highly interactive, and aimed at developing practical skills both you and your team can take away and start using straight away. Lecturing will be kept to a strict minimum!

What you will learn

Modern Grantmaking isn't about a single magic trick that will transform your grantmaking. Good grantmaking is made up of many different skills and values interacting, and our workshop will take your team through several parts.

All workshops will cover two components:
- The meaning of the five values of Modern Grantmaking, and how they apply to specific workplace challenges.
- The centrality of the Modern Grantmaking No-Brainers - the basics every grantmaker should keep in mind.

We may also cover other topics from our book, including:
- Funder strategy development
- Hiring and managing in grantmaking institutions
- Building good board relationships
- Managing risks
- Building effective partnerships
- Rebuilding application processes to make them more accessible

All of the above will be taught in a highly interactive, 'lean forward' style with very little watch-and-learn and a lot of debate and exercises.

What is the cost?

We are currently offering an early bird price of £341, which is a 10% discount, valid until 2nd January 2023. After that the price will be £379 per place. The price includes lunch and refreshments.

What are people saying about our other trainings?

"I highly recommend to anyone who works in the world of grant funding to attend the Improving Grantseeker Experiences training. I've come away with a quite a few actions for when I get back to work!"

Meet the trainers

Gemma Bull a blonde white woman in her late thirties
Gemma Bull
Gemma was Funding Strategy Director for the UK's largest community funder, which awards £600 million annually. Her responsibilities included leading hundreds of people and driving a redesign of the whole organisation’s grantmaking. Previously she was a Managing Director at Leonard Cheshire Disability and Head of Innovation at Save the Children. She now specialises in supporting organisations to innovate, improve and collaborate.
Tom Steinberg, a balding white man in his 40s, with glasses
Tom Steinberg
Tom is a nonprofit CEO turned grantmaker. He founded civic tech pioneers mySociety and worked at the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit before leading digital transformation at two of the UK’s largest institutional funders. Tom is an Ashoka Fellow, the co-director of an education project based at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a board member at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.