Training details

Produced by Candid

access_time 1 hour, 27 minutes

attach_money Free


Over the years, PEAK Grantmaking has identified significant gaps in grantmaking practices that force nonprofits to operate with a scarcity mindset, unable to think beyond the task at hand as staff are under-supported. Join us as we break down the obstacles we aim to overcome to shift philanthropic institutions toward abundance. Using Principles for Peak Grantmaking as a guide, we discuss how funders must adapt approaches to live their values in operational practices, both within and beyond their organizations, to help nonprofits shift towards abundance and equip them for lasting community transformation.

Recording date: November 14th, 2023

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Conversation with Satonya

Funding practices and influences in philanthropy

  • 00:03:11 Shifting practices in funding and influence
  • 00:06:01 Funders operating in scarcity

Leadership and organizational dynamics in nonprofits and foundations

  • 00:05:23 Leadership and authenticity
  • 00:08:01 Discussion on abundance in nonprofits and foundations
  • 00:10:06 Empowering nonprofits to shine in their own light
  • 00:12:36 Grant readiness and transparency
  • 00:18:18 Consistency in operations and communications

Financial transparency

  • 00:19:39 Financial transparency
  • 00:21:02 Transparency made easier with Candid profiles
  • 00:51:22 Diverse financial strategies for nonprofits

Community engagement and impact

  • 00:28:16 Engaging with the community
  • 01:08:05 Transformational practices
  • 01:16:48 The role of personal connections in philanthropy
  • 01:22:50 Transformation of foundations
  • 01:24:01 Nonprofits as equal partners in societal change



  • Develop a broader understanding of how funder practices are shifting including trends and insights gleaned since 2020.
  • Discuss how funders are navigating and adapting to support race-forward and equity-forward initiatives during this equity-contracting environment.
  • Will have new insights on being “grant ready”.
  • Learn about asset and abundance framing for organizational effectiveness.
  • Be activated champions for securing the support they need to advance their mission (no compromising).

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Grantmaker/funder
  • Individual grantseekers
  • Marketing, communications, external affairs
  • Nonprofit startups
  • Program directors and staff


Satonya Fair, JD. (she/her) President and CEO, PEAK Grantmaking

Published Tuesday, December 12, 2023