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The 2014 GEO National Conference page has all the information you need about sessions, speakers and special opportunities. Learn More

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Community Connections

  • GEO members are invited to participate in a Call for Papers [PDF] from The Foundation Review for an issue focused on philanthropy consulting. The March 2015 themed issue, co-edited by the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, will explore quality, trends and impact in a significant component of philanthropic practice. Abstracts of up to 250 words are due by May 15, 2014. More info here.

  • On Exponent Philanthropy's PhilanthroFiles blog, Sara Beggs shares a reflection from the 2014 GEO National Conference, encouraging grantmakers to be aware of how they might be inadvertently giving cues or rewards that reinforce bad habits instead of good ones.

Member Stories

Each member of GEO's diverse grantmaker community is part of the pursuit of more effective grantmaking; each has a voice and experience to contribute.

Below are some glimpses from within our community.

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