Grantseeker Best Practices: Getting Your Organization's Ducks Cats & Dogs in a Row

December 2018 by Michael Barrett and Adriana Jiménez

Audience: Executive Leadership

Video Length: 48:06

Whether you're a newly incorporated nonprofit, or a well-established organization or government entity, this lecture is designed to help you stay informed of and follow best practices in both regulatory compliance and funder requirements.

Learn how to keep your organization in check with the IRS, state regulators, external auditors, and common requirements from animal welfare funders, including the ASPCA. Discover how following best practices is key to helping your organization have the most impact on the lives of vulnerable animals.

This presentation was recorded at the 2018 ASPCA-Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett has led the grants department at the ASPCA since 2008. Under his leadership, cumulative grants have exceeded $100 million to over 3,000 grantees, and grant programs have expanded to include a variety of creative initiatives that respond to the needs of animals in every U.S. state.

Previously, Michael worked for the Gulf Coast Task Force at New York's regional grant maker association, Philanthropy New York. Michael lives in New York City with his dog, Binah, who was rescued by the ASPCA from a puppy mill in 2010.

 

About Adriana Jiménez

Adriana Jiménez joined the ASPCA in February 2017. Previously, Adriana spent five years as Grants Manager at the Surdna Foundation, where she helped oversee the Foundation's policies and procedures and worked across all program areas to enable more collaborative, impactful grantmaking.

She currently sits on the board of directors of PEAK Grantmaking, a national association of over 3,000 grant makers committed to more efficient and effective grantmaking. She and her husband live in Brooklyn with their cat Sebastian, a foster cat adopted from the ASPCA through its office foster program. .

 

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