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.
This dynamic discussion will focus on how development professionals approach major donor relationship cultivation and asking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 60 minute workshop will help your organization craft an effective and integrated video strategy that will give you a solid ROI.
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.
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.
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.
This panel explores how to create successful, sustainable relationships with corporate partners.
Inside Innovation Funding: Exploring Philanthropy at the Intersection of Problem-Solving, Technology & DesignApr 13, 2017
This panel looks at the ways Bay Area funders are experimenting with innovation funding.
This interactive session looks at how to effectively recruit, onboard and integrate for-profit board members.
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?
How are local funders supporting grassroots organizations in our own backyard?
Beth Kanter, Aliza Sherman, and Michele Dilworth discuss self-care in the nonprofit sector.
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.
Gene Takagi and Michele Berger of NEO Law Group discuss 10 tips and ideas to get yourself ready for the next fiscal year.
Foundation Center West’s annual Corporate Giving Panel highlighted companies within our community that are dedicated to fostering a culture of giving.
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.
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?
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.
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.