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Inside Innovation Funding: Exploring Philanthropy at the Intersection of Problem-Solving, Technology & Design

Apr 13, 2017  

This panel looks at the ways Bay Area funders are experimenting with innovation funding.

Successfully Integrating For-Profit Board Members

Apr 06, 2017  

This interactive session looks at how to effectively recruit, onboard and integrate for-profit board members.

The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonprofits

Mar 21, 2017  

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?

Expanding Opportunity: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area

Feb 23, 2017  

How are local funders supporting grassroots organizations in our own backyard?

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

Feb 02, 2017  

Beth Kanter, Aliza Sherman, and Michele Dilworth discuss self-care in the nonprofit sector.

Philanthropy Blueprint 2017

Jan 12, 2017  

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.

Winding Down/Gearing Up: 10 Legal Tips to Get 2017 Ready

Dec 08, 2016  

Gene Takagi and Michele Berger of NEO Law Group discuss 10 tips and ideas to get yourself ready for the next fiscal year.

Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving

Nov 10, 2016  

Foundation Center West’s annual Corporate Giving Panel highlighted companies within our community that are dedicated to fostering a culture of giving.

Next Gen Changemakers: Youth Driven Philanthropy in the Bay Area

Oct 13, 2016  

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.

Moving Your Board from Good to Great

Sep 15, 2016  

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?

Meet the Changemakers: Funding Resilience, Building Leadership Capacity

Sep 08, 2016  

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.

Strengthening Online Engagement: Tweaking Your Social Media Strategy

Aug 11, 2016  

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. 

Leveraging Social Media to Promote Fundraising Events & Engage Millennials

Jul 28, 2016  

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. 

Perspectives on Philanthropy: Insights on Giving USA

Jun 24, 2016  

Leaders from San Francisco’s non-profit sector discuss the latest Giving USA report. 

Should Major Gifts Be Staff or Volunteer Driven?

May 12, 2016  

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.

How Digital Storytelling Can Further Nonprofit Goals

Apr 07, 2016  

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 Corporation's Charitable Giving

Mar 07, 2016  

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. 

Using the 990 to Tell Your Story

Feb 26, 2016  

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.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Podcasting But Were Afraid to Ask

Mar 15, 2016  

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

Fiscal Sponsorship + Crowdfunding = $$ for Creative Projects

Mar 09, 2016  

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.

Top Ten Fundraising Tips as Featured in Nonprofit Fundraising 101

Mar 08, 2016  

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.

Building Strong Board - Development Director Relationships

Feb 18, 2016  

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.

How to Make a Video for the Nonprofit You Love for Under $100

Jan 14, 2016  

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.

Building a Stronger Community Through Placemaking

Dec 11, 2015  

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.