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EngAGEment: The Capstone Workshop

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Turning Interest into Knowledge into Commitment, Increasing Philanthropic Support for Aging

In 2005, through a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies (Atlantic), Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) launched a pilot program to promote aging-related grantmaking to funders by developing relationships with regional associations throughout the country. This was the EngAGEment Initiative.

EngAGEment ran from 2005 through 2012. At the final EngAGEment Initiative workshop, the Capstone Workshop, held at the GIA Annual Conference in October 2012, representatives from virtually every EngAGEment site presented lessons learned about engaging funders who are new to aging, how to talk about aging, and life after EngAGEment. Their reports, and a preliminary evaluation report sharing EngAGEment’s preliminary outcomes and accomplishments are offered here. 

Click on the links below to read summaries of the EngAGEment presentations from the 2012 Capstone Workshop. 

Background and Outcomes of the EngAGEment Initiative
The EngAGEment Initiative Evaluation: Interim Findings
Bringing Funders to the Fold: What We’ve Learned
Let’s Talk about Aging: Key Messages that Resonate
Life After Engagement
What's Next?



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