The University of Iowa

*Seeking General Operating Grants
Event Category 


Support for unrestricted grants grew during the pandemic, and more nonprofits received dollars to invest in so-called “overhead” expenses. But now with salaries and other expenses rising and economic worries continuing, charities need general-operating support more than ever to stay competitive and meet their missions. How can you make a compelling case for unrestricted support to foundation decision makers and help secure a strong future for your nonprofit?
This 75-minute webinar will offer detailed guidance from two nonprofit executives who have successfully secured general-operating dollars. You’ll learn how to demonstrate the need for overhead support and the return on such investments, figure out how much to request, and connect this form of support to your mission.


  • Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward, who has more than 25 years of experience working on issues of race and social justice
  • Nick Turner, President and Director of the Vera Institute, which has tripled its budget since 2013

This session qualifies for 1.25 CFRE credits.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 1:00pm
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Sponsoring Organization 
Chronicle of Philanthropy