Change Incubator Workshop

The second phase of the Change Incubator will be a two and a half day workshop April 11 - 13, 2017, that will help participants address the challenges and barriers that get in the way of authentic grantee inclusion.

In September 2015, four GEO members joined the first phase of the Change Incubator and embarked on a journey toward better grantee relationships. Through an intensive peer cohort program, these foundations are learning from one another, gaining new insights and finding new ways to put their grantees front and center.

However, we recognize the need to make this programming available to even more grantmakers. We’re excited to offer a modified program that will go deep in supporting our community in getting to a change that sticks. Join us in Savannah, Georgia, April 11 – 13, 2017 for the Change Incubator Workshop, presented in partnership with the Southeastern Council of Foundations!

The Change Incubator workshop will:

  • Introduce participants to different tools, resources, and frameworks to foster greater grantee inclusion within their organizations
  • Support participants to better understand the barriers that can make incorporating grantee inclusion as a daily practice difficult
  • Equip participants to identify new approaches to engaging grantee partners in more authentic ways
  • Assist participants—no matter their role within their organization—in mapping out potential internal changes that foster greater grantee inclusion
  • Support participants in understanding how and when to engage grantee partners for the best possible outcomes
  • Support participants in sustaining change by offering follow-on support

Workshop Pricing

  • GEO Member rate: $850 for the first registrant and $750 for subsequent staff (grantees and board members included) from the same member organization up to three people.
  • SECF member/non-GEO member rate: $1,050 for the first registrant and $950 for subsequent staff from the same organization up to three people. This does not include access to follow-on coaching.
  • Nonmember rate: $1,400 for the first registrant and $1,300 for subsequent staff from the same member organization up to three people. This does not include access to follow-on coaching.

This workshop is open to anyone, but it’s our hope that you’ll register alongside your colleagues — that’s why we’re offering a discount when multiple people from the same organization register!

Registration opens for GEO and SECF members on January 10, 2017! Nonmembers can reserve their spaces beginning January 25, pending availability.

Register here.

Interested in learning more? Please sign-up for updates. Have questions about GEO’s Change Incubator? Contact Emily Wexler, GEO’s senior manager of programs, at 202.355.9545 or at wexler@geofunders.org.

Seeing ways your organization can better engage grantees and your community? Sign up to learn more!