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Spring 2021 Remote Learning Series

This six-session series gives GEO members an opportunity to gain insight and understanding on GEO's Smarter Grantmaking Practices.

Event Details

Learn more about Spring 2021 Remote Learning Series

Through the Smarter Grantmaking Starts Here series, participants will receive an overview of the grantmaking practices that have the greatest impact on nonprofit results, including Community-Driven Philanthropy, Collaboration, Capacity Building and Learning and Evaluation, as well as an opportunity to share and learn from the experiences of your peers in the field.

Start: Thursday, March 25, 3:00 PM Eastern

End: Thursday, May 20, 4:30 PM Eastern

If you have any questions about the 2021 Remote Learning Series, please contact Jaser at

Apply Now

Applications for the Spring 2021 Remote Learning Series are due on Friday, March 5 at 5 pm ET. The application asks about the following:

  • Demographic information
  • Your interest in the series and learning cohort
  • What you are able to offer the series and your peers
  • How you view equity to be embodied throughout the series
  • How you plan to share knowledge gained with others

Learn more about the application process and apply now for the series.

Session Dates

Interested in applying for the Spring 2021 Remote Learning Series? Please keep these application and session dates in mind.

Application Dates

  • Application Opens: February 16
  • Informational Webinar: Wednesday, February 17 3:00-4:00pm ET
  • Application Window Closes: March 16

Spring 2021 Remote Learning Series Sessions

  • RLS Kickoff Session: Thursday, March 25 3:00-4:30pm ET
  • RLS Session 1: Thursday, April 1 3:00-4:30pm ET
  • RLS Session 2: Thursday, April 15 3:00-4:30pm ET
  • RLS Session 3: Thursday, April 29 3:00-4:30pm ET
  • RLS Session 4: Thursday, May 13 3:00-4:30pm ET
  • RLS Closing Session: Thursday, May 20 3:00-4:30pm ET

About Remote Learning Series

This highly-interactive, six-session online learning series gives GEO members the opportunity to learn from peers about grantmaking approaches and practices that nonprofits say contribute most to their success, covering topics such as Community-Driven Philanthropy, Collaboration, Capacity Building and Learning and Evaluation.

By participating in this series you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the practices that can have the greatest impact on nonprofit success from grantmakers
  • Identify examples and ideas of practice changes you can individually make based on the experiences of fellow grantmakers, and
  • Make connections to other grantmakers who can support you in your work.

The series is highly interactive and active participation is required to gain the most from this course.

Learn more about Remote Learning at GEO here.

Informational Webinar

In this informational webinar, you will have the chance to hear from our program facilitators and learn about what to expect when applying for this series. This recording includes both content sharing and a Q/A session with our GEO community members. Please click here to access the recording.

Jaser Alsharhan


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