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November 2017

    Building a Results-Based Board

    Nov 1, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    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.

    Introduction to Corporate Giving

    Nov 1, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

    Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Nov 2, 2017 5:00 am - 7:00 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Join us as we commemorate 40 years of collaboration with the San Francisco Bay Area’s vibrant social sector.

    Doing Good Better in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

    Nov 2, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Join us as we talk about diversity, equity and inclusion, and “how we do good, better today and into the future”, with Floyd Mills, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for The Council on Foundations. This special event is part of a celebration of Foundation Center Midwest's 40 years of service and promotion of philanthropy and impact in Cleveland, Ohio, and across the region.

    Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

    Nov 3, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am  PT
    In-person

    The Emerging Professionals Leadership Circle is a monthly peer group meeting of new development professionals of small organizations, to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success. In an informal, roundtable format, you will have an opportunity to share your insights, gain practical solutions, and alleviate any on-the-job isolation or stress that you might experience. 

    Getting Mobile-Ready for Year-End Fundraising

    Nov 7, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Is your fundraising strategy keeping up with our mobile age? Join us on November 1st to learn some practical tips for integrating mobile-friendly practices into your year-end fundraising campaigns and beyond.

    Introduction to Project Budgets

    Nov 8, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!

    Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to the NEW Foundation Directory Online

    Nov 9, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Discover what resources we offer and learn about Foundation Directory Online.

    How To Find and Win Technology Funding

    Nov 9, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    Are you dreaming of upgrading your nonprofit’s software or hardware, but there just isn’t room for it in your operating budget? Join this upcoming webinar to learn how to find and win technology grants.

    AFP Broadcast - Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits

    Nov 14, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    This session will give you first-hand examples of nonprofit organizations that have become more data-driven. 

    Collaborate for Change: The Future of Philanthropy

    Nov 15, 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm  ET
    Livestream

    Join us for a full day of sessions for nonprofits, funders, and changemakers in the social sector to connect and learn about impactful partnerships.

    CANCELLED: Strategic Planning That Won't Kill You

    Nov 16, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Strategic planning doesn’t have to be nearly so complex or or time consuming. This interactive workshop will provide strategies and tools for rapid but successful strategic planning.

    Start the New Year Right with Year-Round Donor Engagement

    Nov 16, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
    Webinar

    You likely have a end-of-year fundraising campaign plan in place, but have you sufficiently planned to cultivate your supporters year-round, starting in January? Join us on November 16th to learn best practices for building strong relationships with your donors using a year-round communications plan. You’ll leave with practical tips you’ll be able to apply immediately. 

    Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving (DER)

    Nov 17, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Panelists from area companies 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. 

    Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving (DER)

    Nov 17, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  PT
    Livestream

    Panelists from area companies 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. 

    FOUNDATION CENTER CLOSES AT 1:00 PM

    Nov 22, 2017

    Foundation Center will close at 1:00 pm for the holiday, but you can explore GrantSpace and send questions to our Online Librarian team 24/7. If you would like help in-person or wish to search Foundation Center resources for free, explore our map for nearby Funding Information Network locations with different hours of operation.

    FOUNDATION CENTER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

    Nov 23, 2017

    Foundation Center will be closed for the holiday, but you can explore GrantSpace and send questions to our Online Librarian team 24/7.  If you would like help in-person or wish to search Foundation Center resources for free, explore our map for nearby Funding Information Network locations with different hours of operation.

    Developing an Effective Arts Board

    Nov 30, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT
    San Francisco, California | In-person

    Explore what it takes to develop an effective arts board of directors in this facilitated 3-segment discussion. The session begins with a collective conversation to identify the characteristics of an “effective” arts board. Next, in facilitated breakout circles, participants identify strategies for cultivating, onboarding, developing, and retaining board members. Participants share insights in the concluding segment and identify additional resources needed to support long-term board effectiveness.