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Understanding Your Audience Using Google Analytics

Nov 19, 2015  

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.

Bay Area Corporate Giving Trends: Philanthropy and Iconic Brands

Nov 13, 2015  

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.

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges, and Trends

Nov 11, 2015  

Learn how a generation of change makers is exploring and developing new approaches and business models to address the world’s most critical challenges with Marcos Salazar, co-founder and executive director of Be Social Change.

Georgia Nonprofit Lobbying & Political Activity Dos and Don'ts

Oct 14, 2015  

Learn what 501(c)(3) nonprofits can or can't do when it comes to lobbying and political activity according to federal and Georgia state laws.

Hot off the Press: The Latest from the Publishing Pros

Oct 12, 2015  

It's tough to keep up with all the changes in publishing these days, whether you're already published or just starting out. Get rare access to a panel of publishing professionals who discuss the newest trends and insider advice on getting published.

First Time Authors Reveal All

Oct 12, 2015  

Debut authors share the inspirational and informative true stories behind their paths to publication, from working with the largest mainstream publishing houses to breakthrough new ways to reach readers. Learn about the many options available to authors today.

Fundraising for Social Change: What’s New, What’s Hot; What’s Over, What’s Not

Sep 30, 2015  

Internationally known trainer, speaker and author Kim Klein will look at the challenges and opportunities for fundraising in the next few years. 

Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

Jul 22, 2015  

This panel discussion among Bay Area foundation leaders is about supporting local efforts to support Black men and boys, lessons learned, and future directions for this work. Also, hear highlights from a recent report published by Foundation Center and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

Donor Acquisition Beyond Direct Mail

Aug 13, 2015  

Join us for a panel discussion on effective alternative tactics for acquiring new donors, including online as well as some new twists on "old school" tactics. Panelists represent organizations of varying sizes and ages that have successfully grown significantly over the years. 

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.