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Cracking the Funding Code: Tech Corporate Giving Trends

Jun 30, 2015  

Get an insider’s look at corporate philanthropy giving trends in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area, particularly focusing on education funding trends, from Xilinx, Symantec, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which manages more than 100 corporate philanthropy programs.

How Tech Gives: Strengthening Public Education

Jun 09, 2015  

Learn how your education organization can attract — and keep — the attention of corporations that provide funding for technology, with advice from LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Zynga.

Prospecting Secrets to Building a Major Donor Program

Feb 24, 2015  

Learn various options for prospect research, how to work with your board and volunteers, best methods for cultivating and approaching donors, how to use events, and more, from 30-year veteran development officer and lecturer Armando Zumaya.

Surf’s Up: Moving from the Board That You Have to the Board That You Need

Feb 24, 2015  

Identify your board and organization's developmental stage, then learn how to align them to generate harmonious enthusiasm and engagement, with consultant and trainer Lisa Hoffman.

Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project

Feb 25, 2015  

Vodafone Americas Foundation's annual Wireless Innovation Project is a competition to promote innovation and increase implementation of wireless related technology for a better world. 

Make a Video for the Non-Profit You Love for Under $50

Jan 07, 2015  

90 minute workshop catered to nonprofits interested in using video to supplement their marketing and fundraising campaigns. 

Empowering Low-Income Women

Oct 14, 2014  

Rising Tide: Empowering Low-Income Women showcases innovation and women tackling the issue of empowerment and poverty. 

Meet the Grantmakers: How Tech Gives

Sep 30, 2014  

Top tech donors in the Bay Area discuss their companies' current philanthropic priorities and strategies, forecast their giving for 2015, reflect on corporate philanthropy trends, and share insights about emerging trends in the tech sector, including innovation labs, donated employees and equipment, and impact assessment. 

Cultivating Your Fundraising Team

Sep 30, 2014  

Seasoned professionals and volunteers offer approaches and techniques on how to create and nourish a successful fundraising team from your staff and board.

Meet the Grantmakers: What's Trending in Arts Funding

Oct 29, 2014  

Bay area grantmakers share new and emerging areas of interest and reflect on best practices for securing foundation support. 

Digi.lit: The Digital Publishing Revolution Finally Explained

Oct 13, 2014  

The world of publishing is changing rapidly due to the digital revolution. In this recorded program, you’ll get the latest insider’s scoop on how to publish an ebook. 

Social Capital: Supporting the Community Beyond Grants

Jun 27, 2014  

Erin McIntyre, Program Officer, and Teleange' Thomas, Program Director, of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, talk about their grantmaking priorities and philanthropy.

Implementing Online Donation Systems: Three Common Mistakes

Aug 07, 2014  

What are the three most common mistakes that organizations make as they implement online donations systems? Answers from Marc Halpert, owner of Your Best Interest LLC.


What Should Applicants Avoid on Proposals

May 16, 2014  

Jill Paulsen, Deputy Director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture discusses how proposals are funded and answers the question "What to avoid on proposals?"

The Best Way to Connect with a Foundation

Mar 21, 2014  

Robert Jaquay, Associate Director of The George Gund Foundation, discusses helpful tips for grant seekers while also answering the question, "What is the best way to connect with a foundation?"

Red Flags When Communicating with Grant Seekers

Feb 07, 2014  

Walter Ginn, President and trustee of the Frank Hadley Ginn and Cornelia Root Ginn Charitable Trust, discusses their grantmaking priorities and gives helpful tips to grant seekers applying to foundations. 

Common Mistakes of EDs & Board Members

Apr 24, 2014  

How is the board’s firing of an ED similar to a romantic breakup? Jan Masaoka explains. 

LGBTQ Issues: The Take Away

Mar 04, 2014  

Kristi Andrasik, Program Officer of The Cleveland Foundation, discuses social capital and what should be taken away from the program discussing LGBTQ Issues. 

LGBTQ Issues: Lightning Talks

Mar 04, 2014  

Learn what's happening related to LGBTQ programming in youth, families, aging, health, employment, or social justice – from a wealth of experts. 

LGBTQ Issues: Statistics

Mar 04, 2014  

Ben Francisco Maulbeck, President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, presents an overview of funding statistics dealing with the LGBTQ Community in the United States. LGBTQ funding equals only .24% of all funding. 

LGBTQ Issues: Story Tellers

Mar 04, 2014  

This section of story tellers showcases new ways of solving old problems by lifting up social innovators who are changing the landscape of Cleveland's local LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ Issues: Introduction

Mar 04, 2014  

Rising Tide, explored the people, the stories, the issues, and the programs that comprise the landscape of Cleveland's local LGBTQ community. Learn what's happening related to LGBTQ programming in youth, families, aging, health, employment, or social justice – from a wealth of local and national experts. 

Reflections on Powerful Board Recruitment

Apr 24, 2014  

Lisa Hoffman shares thoughts on powerful board recruitment. 

How to Write Persuasive Proposals in a Short(er) Story Format

Apr 24, 2014  

Cheryl A. Clarke shares tips on how to avoid common mistakes in writing proposals.

Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money

Apr 24, 2014  

"Start small. Start incrementally. Start with your board where they are," advises consultant and author Andy Robinson.