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Resources from Moving Black-Led Organizations from Crisis to Change: Solutions for Sustainability

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11/2016
A report issued last year by the Bay Area Black United Fund - Black-Led Organizations (BLOs) in the Bay Area: From Crisis to Change - noted that BLO’s which are lifelines to low-income Black communities are especially vulnerable due to a cumulative lack of resources to support growth, best-in-class systems, training and leadership development. Connections to mentors, coaches, experienced consultants, and other resources to assist with succession planning, board recruitment and the implementation of earned income strategies have been identified as keys to improving the sustainability of Black-...
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The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Publication date: 
10/2016
Why are Silicon Valley community-based organizations struggling to meet demand in one of the wealthiest and most sophisticated regions in the world? Why aren’t more Silicon Valley philanthropists directing their dollars toward local organizations and issues—in addition to national or global causes—and why hasn’t more entrepreneurial ingenuity been harnessed to solve local problems? What is the cause of these disconnects, and how might we help bring these two groups together in service of shared community?
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Resources from Financial Series 2016 | Session 3 - Strategic Financial Management: “Thinking like a Finance Person”

Publication date: 
09/2016
In this workshop, Program Officers will gain an understanding of how to engage in a dialogue with grantees to identify their capacity for fiscal strategy around complex issues.
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Resources from New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

Publication date: 
09/2016
If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, NCG's signature program, New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century , helps build your framework for best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking, and helps you place yourself within this ecosystem you are a part of.
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Resources from The Dramatic Discovery of Solano County: How One Bay Area County Fell Off the Funder Map and What We Can Do About It!

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09/2016
Rewind Back to 2006 . A report from the Irvine Foundation on Foundation Giving in California found that Solano County received substantially fewer foundation dollars compared to eight other Bay Area counties. Fast Forward to 2016 . Ten years later and according to a recent study , Solano County continues to receive the least amount of dollars per capita despite having the highest percentage of families living in poverty. The study points out that between 2006 and 2012, almost half of the grant dollars invested in the Bay Area went to San Francisco‐based...
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The Real Cost Project: Increasing the Impact of Philanthropy in California

Publication date: 
08/2016
Around the country, as well as across the State of California, grantmakers are examining their funding practices and looking to develop new approaches to better support the communities they serve. Recently, numerous grantmakers have begun exploring what it would take to fund the real costs of the organizations they support – that is all of the necessary investments for a nonprofit organization to deliver on mission and to be sustainable over the long term. Building off of this interest, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers launched a joint...
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Resources from Financial Series 2016 | Session 4 - Multi-Year Planning: Thinking Beyond the Annual Budget

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07/2016
In this workshop, Program Officers discussed how key drivers of an organization’s business model are used to develop long-term financial plans.
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Post-Program Resources: Emerging Practices - Integrating a Racial Equity Lens

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07/2016
On July 11, 2016 members of the Bay Area Health Funders Group gathered to discuss and gain a deep understanding about what it takes to implement a racial equity lens within their institution. The following are presentations and hand-outs from the program, as well as additional resources: Racial Equity Tools A great list of various resources to support people and organizations dedicated to advancing racial justice, including many resources for opening conversations about white privilege and white supremacist organizational culture. Catalyst Project A great organization the focuses on anti-...
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Election Special: Funding Structural Reform and Voter Engagement | 8/2/2016

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07/2016
As we head into the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election, how can grantmakers boost participation in the political process through voter engagement? What is our role in restoring the core values of American democracy? Does having an accountable election system that serves the public interest matter to funders?
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Resources from Financial Series 2016 | Session 2 - So What If You Don’t Have an Audit?

Publication date: 
04/2016
Participants in this workshop gained an understanding of how to assess a nonprofit organization’s financial health when no audited financial statements are available.

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