Thank you for your interest in Essential Skills and Strategies, Class of 2021!

Please complete the application below and submit a supervisor statement of support by Friday, January 22, 2021.

Please have your supervisor complete this statement of support also by Friday, January 22:

Your application will be read by Philanthropy New York staff and if selected, ESS faculty.
We will follow-up with all applicants by Friday, January 29, 2021.

Please hold the following ESS dates on your calendar. All sessions will be 10 am - 12 pm ET unless noted otherwise.
  • Friday, February 19
  • Wednesday, February 24
  • Friday, February 26
  • Friday, March 5
  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Friday, March 12
  • Wednesday, March 17
  • Friday, March 19
  • Wednesday, March 24
  • Wednesday, March 31
  • Friday, April 2
  • Wednesday, April 7 (*9:30am start time)
  • Friday, April 16
Email Kristen Ruff ( if you have any questions.

Please note that ESS is only open to Philanthropy New York members.

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* 1. Applicant Information:

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* 2. How long have you been in your current position?

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* 3. What year did you enter the philanthropic field?

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* 4. Have you worked for a nonprofit or grantseeking organization before?

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* 5. Describe the scope of your role and level of responsibility as it relates to grantmaking (i.e., programmatic due diligence, making and communicating funding recommendations and decisions, assessing grant or portfolio performance, etc).