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Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Grant Funds

Apr 30, 2018  

Finding the right funding match is key to getting the money you need to fulfill your mission. To do this, you must know how to match your needs to funder priorities as you research and apply for grants.

A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer

Mar 20, 2018  

This dynamic discussion will focus on how development professionals approach major donor relationship cultivation and asking. 

Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy Panel: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving

Nov 17, 2017  

Panelists from area companies like Oracle, Chevron and more will discuss each of their respective approaches to institutional giving; what they look for when seeking new non-profit partnerships; and advice on how to expand your corporate giving efforts. 

Collaboration Roadmap: Resources for Building Strategic Nonprofit Partnerships

Nov 15, 2017  

Learn some techniques for gathering information on potential collaborators, and get advice on how to start a new partnership in a way that will meet the needs and goals of all organizations involved.

Funder-Grantee Collaboration Story: Einhorn Family Charitable Trust & ParentCorps

Nov 15, 2017  

Join us for a special case study to examine the inner workings of a close, symbiotic funder-grantee collaboration. Gain insights as to what elements can generate a harmonious, highly impactful collaboration that achieves the goals and missions of a nonprofit and its funder alike, with tangible results for the community that they serve.

Creating Impact Through Nonprofit and Funder Collaboration

Nov 15, 2017  

Foundations and nonprofits explain how collaborative relationships, which go beyond mere grantmaking, ultimately result in stronger impact in communities. Panelists will share thoughts on the rationale behind their collaborations, how they make these partnerships work, what challenges they have faced along the way, and the results they’ve seen from their efforts together.

Building a Results-based Board

Nov 01, 2017  

Learn how to move your board from the reporting and activity mode of operation to a results-based approach that is informed and inspired by purpose. 

Video Strategy for Do-Gooders

Jul 25, 2017  

This 60 minute workshop will help your organization craft an effective and integrated video strategy that will give you a solid ROI.

Book Talk: Fundraising for Social Change

Jun 27, 2017  

Kim Klein, internationally known fundraising trainer and author of Fundraising for Social Change, shares tips on asking, strategies for donor acquisition and retention, as well as common sense approaches to many fundraising challenges.

Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: National and Bay Area Perspectives

Jun 23, 2017  

Total giving to U.S. charities rose 2.7 percent to an estimated $390.05 billion in 2016, according to the latest edition of Giving USA. Tune in to hear national and Bay Area perspectives from leaders in San Francisco’s non-profit sector.

Beyond Marriage Equality: What’s Next in Funding LGBTQ Issues?

Jun 01, 2017  

Join Foundation Center West and a panel of funders as we address how philanthropy is working to address persisting challenges for LGBTQ people and communities.

Nonprofit/Corporate Partnerships: How Tipping Point Community Ensures Success for Its Grantees

May 11, 2017  

This panel explores how to create successful, sustainable relationships with corporate partners.

Inside Innovation Funding: Exploring Philanthropy at the Intersection of Problem-Solving, Technology & Design

Apr 13, 2017  

This panel looks at the ways Bay Area funders are experimenting with innovation funding.

Successfully Integrating For-Profit Board Members

Apr 06, 2017  

This interactive session looks at how to effectively recruit, onboard and integrate for-profit board members.

The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonprofits

Mar 21, 2017  

You may have been hearing the terms “impact investing” and “social enterprise” more frequently in recent years. Impact investing is a concept being employed more and more in the social sector space, but what does it actually entail? Furthermore, how can your organization think about and benefit from impact investments?

Expanding Opportunity: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area

Feb 23, 2017  

How are local funders supporting grassroots organizations in our own backyard?

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

Feb 02, 2017  

Beth Kanter, Aliza Sherman, and Michele Dilworth discuss self-care in the nonprofit sector.

Philanthropy Blueprint 2017

Jan 12, 2017  

In 2017, the independent sector faces an increased blurring of the lines between: government and philanthropy; and digital infrastructure and civil society. This video presents a discussion around the topics of Blueprint 2017 and how local philanthropies are reacting to these trends.

Winding Down/Gearing Up: 10 Legal Tips to Get 2017 Ready

Dec 08, 2016  

Gene Takagi and Michele Berger of NEO Law Group discuss 10 tips and ideas to get yourself ready for the next fiscal year.

Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving

Nov 10, 2016  

Foundation Center West’s annual Corporate Giving Panel highlighted companies within our community that are dedicated to fostering a culture of giving.

Next Gen Changemakers: Youth Driven Philanthropy in the Bay Area

Oct 13, 2016  

Join Foundation Center West as we explore this new online hub and highlight the work of the Philanthropy Initiative, a unique youth grantmaking program at Lick-Wilmerding High School, in San Francisco. Learn how local philanthropists and inspiring Bay Area youth grantmakers grapple with questions about social justice, equity, and ethics as it pertains to giving.

Moving Your Board from Good to Great

Sep 15, 2016  

The board is humming in second gear – steady, showing up with clarity about its role, making solid decisions, taking care of business. You and the board leadership have worked really hard to get to this place. How do you move to the next level?

Meet the Changemakers: Funding Resilience, Building Leadership Capacity

Sep 08, 2016  

Join Bay Area foundation leaders as they talk about the evolution of their capacity building work and the latest trends in their support for the leadership development and related long-term sustainability of their grantees.

Strengthening Online Engagement: Tweaking Your Social Media Strategy

Aug 11, 2016  

Learn how you can start strengthening your organization’s online engagement with Luis Chabolla, Communications Director of Community Foundation Santa Cruz County. Luis will offer pro tips and knowledge that can be applied to all your social media channels today to invigorate engagement.