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.
If you are planning an upcoming fundraiser and looking to expand your donor base to a younger audience, this program is not to be missed.
Leaders from San Francisco’s non-profit sector discuss the latest Giving USA report.
This panel discussion will look at the pros and cons of cultivating and soliciting major donors through a staff or volunteer model, and success factors for successfully approach each, as well as a hybrid major donor program.
Learn why first-person stories are so compelling and how nonprofits can engage their clients and funders in bringing powerful personal stories into public viewing arenas with Andrea Spagat of StoryCenter.
Eaton is a power management company that gives on a national and international basis in areas of company operations through its corporate giving program and private foundation.
More donors are looking at a charity's Form 990 before they decide to give. How can nonprofits use these tax forms to capture the attention and heart of their readers and explain their mission, work, and results in concise and compelling ways? David Reape of Ciuni & Panichi explains.
Learn the technical aspects of creating a podcast, and how to create interesting content and find your audience with Eliza Smith, story producer and fiction editor of National Public Radio's Snap Judgment.
Explore the benefits of Fractured Atlas’s fiscal sponsorship program as a fundraising tool for creative projects. Also learn about how crowdfunding can be used with fiscal sponsorship.
Learn concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns from Darian Rodriguez Heyman, author of the newly released book, Nonprofit Fundraising 101.
How should board members and development directors work together? How can these essential relationships be effective, strong and clear? This panel discussion will explore these and other relevant areas to provide a roadmap with many routes based on real experience and success.
Geared toward small nonprofit staffers and business owners with no background in video production, this session led by Retainer Media founder Bejamin Packard covers the basics of producing an emotionally compelling marketing video.
Placemaking is “the active process of shaping an environment to improve social interaction and quality of life,” according to Senior Program Officer Nelson Beckford of Saint Luke’s Foundation in Cleveland, OH. In this video, he explains their program strategy and gives examples of its impact.
Who are your website visitors? Where are coming from? What pages do they visit? Then what do they do? The answers can help you strategically craft content, make content hierarchy decisions, and be more informed about where and how to buy ads for maximum impact. Join Crispin Bailey of Kalamuna to learn how to optimize your content and target your website's visitors using Google Analytics.
The San Francisco Bay Area region has a legacy of innovation and entrepreneurism that has given rise to some of our nation's most iconic brands. Google, Wells Fargo, Levi Strauss, and 50 Fund (Legacy Fund of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee) talk about their philanthropic legacies, trends in corporate giving, and new approaches and directions for how their companies are investing in community.