The Certificate of advanced studies (CAS) in Effective Grant-making & Management at University of Geneva is open for registration. This continuing education programme is part of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, which aims to support the international expansion and influence of philanthropy in the Geneva region. With 6 modules (Mapping the grant-making landscape, From strategy to the grant, Monitoring and evaluation, Philanthropy and innovative grant-making, Case studies, Elective module), it responds to the demand by grantmaking professionals for an academically rigorous and practically sound course that enables them to deliver, innovate and have an impact. For registrations until 15th April 2019 an early bird discount applies.
Peter Brey and Claudia Genier, vice-president and deputy director of SwissFoundations, are both members of the advisory board to the CAS in Grantmaking. This CAS broadens the range of academic programmes in philanthropy, launched ten years ago in Switzerland with the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) at the University of Basel.
“Grantmaking is a complex activity and to maximize their impact, professionals need to get specific skills and expertise. The CAS in grantmaking will offer concrete tools to respond to major societal challenges. I very much welcome this initiative, which is at the interface between philanthropy and development cooperation. I look forward to hearing about the first outcomes of this highly promising programme.” (Peter Brey, Executive Director, Fondation Leenaards and Vice-president, SwissFoundations).