Remote Learning

Are you seeking ways to spur positive changes within your personal grantmaking practice, or that of your organization, to help nonprofits achieve more meaningful results? If so, we invite you to join the GEO community peers for highly-interactive learning experiences through our remote learning.

GEO’s remote learning explores emerging topics in philanthropy, elevating experiences of peers in our community. These opportunities give you an opportunity to explore the practices that matter most to nonprofits through a combination of in-depth conversation, practical examples and thought-provoking discussions with peers and colleagues.

View upcoming remote learning opportunities — and find resources from previous ones — in our event list!

Remote Learning Series

Through these series, we provide the space for members to learn from seasoned practitioners within the GEO community and ask your burning questions. Participants have the opportunity to pinpoint some of the smarter grantmaking approaches that matter most to nonprofits, identify examples of how to make changes in practice based on the experience of fellow members and make connections to colleagues who can support you in your work. GEO normally offers two to three remote learning series throughout the year. Sumbit this form to be notified of our next series offering.


reported they have a greater awareness of the grantmaking practices as a result of their participation in a remote learning series.

In order to support learning, participants have access to advance readings, an online forum and GEO staff support. Active participation is a key requirement in each remote learning series in order to help members and their peers gain the most from this opportunity. For more information about our remote learning series, please contact Jaser Alsharhan at or 202.420.7805.

Remote learning is open only to GEO members — If you are interested in joining the GEO community, please click here to get started.

Member Calls

These informal, video conversations are identified, developed and led by members for members. Led by a Member Host, these calls give you a chance to explore emerging topics among GEO’s core smarter grantmaking approaches and combine in-depth information and practical examples with thought-provoking discussions with your fellow members working on and interested in the same ideas. These calls have often been compared to a live version of GEOList, our members-only, moderated listerv. Come ready to participate and share!

How to Schedule a Call

Scheduling a member call is easy! Just reach out to GEO staff to help you formulate your idea into a conversation topic. GEO staff will provide logistical support, including scheduling, marketing and planning. If you have an idea for a call or would like to host a call, please contact Margie Obeng at


These one-off, online learning opportunities give you an important opportunity to deeply explore top-of-mind and cutting-edge practices that make the most difference for nonprofits. You’ll hear from staff and fellow members, lifting up examples from our community that illustrate how your peers are turning knowledge into action — and you’ll have opportunities to ask any burning questions.

GEO hosts webinars five to six times a year.

New Member Orientation and Guided Tours

Are you new to our community — or wondering whether you should join? GEO offers regular webinars just for you! These bimonthly sessions offer an opportunity to learn about membership benefits, resources and upcoming opportunities to engage with the GEO community. This is also a great way to connect with GEO staff and other new members.

During these interactive webinars, you will:

  1. Learn how to make the most out of our community,
  2. Learn what resources and tools are most relevant to your work,
  3. Familiarize yourself with our core smarter grantmaking approaches, and
  4. Participate in a dialogue with your peers.
Margie Obeng, Program Assistant, GEO

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Reach out to our program assistant with any questions.

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