Maximizing Impact Before and After You Write the Check

 In Depth Discussion for Foundation Leaders  

December 8th, 2022

3:00 – 4:30 pm ET (Virtual)

Have you seen the potential of local grassroots nonprofit organizations but not sure they have the capacity to keep the promises they are making in the grant making process?

Are you supporting well meaning valuable nonprofit organizations who lack strong business practices and a strategic framework from which to view their work?  

Do you and your board struggle with being too prescriptive in your grant making, yet concerned about shifting to fully unrestricted support?

How do you as a Foundation leader balance all of these concerns?

Teri Beckman and Paul Lessard will share a case study from the High Point Community Foundation telling the story of how they are building a culture of leadership, trust, connection and impact across their local nonprofit ecosystem.

Join us for a lively discussion

December 8th from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm on Zoom.

We’ll explore:

How can you build healthy relationships with nonprofit organizations that address the inherent power dynamics of funder/grantee?

How do you select the right nonprofit partners that align with your values and vision?

How do support the organizations you fund to grow in healthy sustainable ways to acheive your shared objectives?

Join us for this Executive Forum designed just for you.

“I got tremendous value from the Roundtable.  Over the next month I  implemented strategies we discussed and see  noticeable improvements in board member engagement.  Thank you!”

– Adrienne Cole, CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

All foundations strive to maximize impact in grant making, yet few nonprofits actually achieve game-changing results.  

Explore a 3 part framework the High Point Community Foundation + HIGOL have been using with High Point nonprofits that is acheiving outstanding results year over year.  We are now on the path to deepening our work with this connected community that deeply values leadership, trust and mutual support.

Together, let’s consider these questions:

  • How involved should your Foundation be in developing leaders?
  • What does it take to create and invest in transformational capacity?
  • How do you get your Board ‘on-board’ with looking beyond traditional transactional grant-making?
  • What are the direct benefits to the Foundation, to the nonprofits, to the community?


  • What are does a virtuous cycle of capacity building, leadership development and maximizing community impact look like?

Connect with other Foundation leaders who are committed to creating a bright future for their communities. 

Interested in joining us?

December 8, 2022

3:00 -4:30 pm (Virtual)

“Teri got me to focus on ambitious goals for the organization and a vision for what North Carolina can become. She helped me connect the vision to the specific nuts and bolts of how to achieve it – fundraising, management and staff structure, board development – so that the vision isn’t just a concept. She challenged me to think about things in a way that took me out of my comfort zone, which helped me and the organization grow.  We are poised to have a banner year in revenue generation, land conservation and community engagement with environmental stewardship.”

– Reid Wilson, Former Executive Director Conservation Trust for North Carolina

Rewriting the Rules (A Case Study)

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Essential Elements of Sustainable High Performance

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