Find key terms frequently used to describe philanthropy in this glossary developed by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
GWPs website features resources from 34 regional associations, their 4,000 grantmaking foundation members, and colleague philanthropic partners.
Our easy-to-use searchable library connects members to a vast array of GWP’s own resources plus plus a national database of philanthropy material. As a GWP member, you have access to GWP’s past program videos, webinar recordings, and session materials, as well as a curated collection of presentations, white papers, and research reports from regional grantmaker associations nationwide.
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