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Coffee Talk: Values-Based Grantmaking: Aligning Organizational Values with Grantmaking Practices

The events of 2020 caused many funders to rethink their grantmaking practices. Some have begun major overhauls to their strategies and practices, and others are just considering possible changes.

Watch this Coffee Talk to hear what peers have to say about the meaning and implications of moving towards values-based grantmaking. The discussion is centered around the questions:

  • Has your organization considered reviewing grantmaking practices to ensure alignment with organizational values?
  • What does this work look like, and what are the changes you might make?

This forum brings professionals from across the sector together to share experiences and best practices. 

We encourage you to continue the conversation from this session on Compass - A Foundant Community.

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About the Author

Ashley began working in the nonprofit community in Memphis, TN in 2005 and joined the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis as a program officer in 2008. In 2013 she became the Director of Grants and Initiatives, managing the foundation’s competitive grant programs. During this time, Ashley helped develop GiVE 365, which became a model for collaborative giving programs in foundations across the United States. She has been a leader in the community foundation field and served as the Chair of ProNet, previously the Council On Foundation's professional development group for community foundation program staff. Ashley is happy to continue her career with a team dedicated to supporting the philanthropic sector. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, especially during bird migration along the Mississippi flyway.

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