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Professional Development Program

02 Dec 2016

Not Your Grandfather's Philanthropy

December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
The face of philanthropy is changing, new models of giving are surfacing and donors are engaging in innovative ways to determine where their dollars should go. Donors look different too — younger, diverse, more tech savvy and more likely to look for...
19 Oct 2016

Building Collaboration from the Inside Out - Peninsula (A GEO Special Feature)

October 19, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Before collaboration became the latest philanthropic buzzword, many grantmakers were already collaborating in ways both large and small around shared concerns or core issues and beliefs. But because collaboration is hard and messy, both grantmakers...
29 Sep 2016

New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

September 29, 2016 - 8:30am to October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
The James Irvine Foundation
The learning curve for new grantmakers can be considerable! Even grantmakers with a few years of experience may still be unclear on the legal aspects of grantmaking or how to spot the red flags in grantee financial statements, not to mention how to...
28 Sep 2016

Financial Series 2016 | Session 3 - Strategic Financial Management: “Thinking like a Finance Person” (SF)

September 28, 2016 -
9:30am to 12:30pm
The James Irvine Foundation
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.
27 Sep 2016

Golden State Learning Series - A GEO Collaboration

September 27, 2016 - 11:00am to December 1, 2016 - 12:15pm
Online Learning Session
Offered in partnership by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and San Diego Grantmakers, this highly-interactive, five-session online learning series gives California grantmakers...
26 Sep 2016

Financial Series 2016 | Session 3 - Strategic Financial Management: “Thinking like a Finance Person” (South Bay)

September 26, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
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.
04 Aug 2016

San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group: Build Your Capacity to Practice Capacity Building

August 4, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Metta Fund
Do you want to learn about effective capacity building practices, both from the perspctive of grantees and funders? Join the San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group (LEG) for a peer-to-peer conversation on capacity building. You will have the...
21 Jul 2016

SOLD OUT: What's Love Got to Do With It: What it Means to Be a Grantmaker

July 21, 2016 -
8:30am to 12:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
In this workshop, we’ll talk about the ins and outs of doing program work and being an exceptional program staff – everything from the intangibles such as building trust and relationships, to building a budget with nonprofit partners who are well on...
30 Jun 2016

Financial Series 2016 | Session 4 - Multi-Year Planning: Thinking Beyond the Annual Budget (South Bay)

June 30, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
In this workshop, Program Officers will discuss how key drivers of an organization’s business model are used to develop long-term financial plans.

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