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Community Foundations Learning Circle: Effective Practices
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When: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
12PM - 1:00PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

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Community Foundations Learning Circle
Scholarship Program Effective Practices for Community Foundations


Are your community foundation scholarships inspired or tired? In this learning circle three panelists from community foundations of various sizes will share effective practices in the following areas of scholarship program administration:

  • Processing Scholarships and Grants
  • Board Education Related to Scholarships
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Structure and Staffing/Time Management
  • Choosing Software
  • Scholar and Committee Education

Come learn from your peers and leave with specific steps to re-examine your community foundation scholarship practices. There will be plenty of time for discussion, so bring your questions and your own experience to share with colleagues.


Lauren Grevel
Education & Youth Initiatives Officer
Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

Sarah Lambert
Community Investment Director
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois


Panelist Bios

Lauren Grevel works on all things youth and education related at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. She works with the Youth Advisory Council, made up of about 20 high schoolers, as they learn how to be community grantmakers and philanthropists, all while developing their leadership skills. She also manages the scholarship program of about 200 funds that help to provide assistance to local students. Lauren started at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation in December of 2011 and has held many different roles over the years.

Sarah Lambert is the Community Investment Director at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), where she oversees all of CFNIL’s competitive grantmaking including scholarships, grants to local nonprofits, and youth philanthropy. She joined CFNIL in 2015 as a Grants Officer, administering scholarship programs for more than 100 unique funds.

Free for NSPA members
$35 for non-members*
*If you 
apply for NSPA membership within two weeks after this webinar, the webinar cost will be applied toward your membership.

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