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Sep 14 - Nov 7

Mission Investing Institute


Mission Investors Exchange (MIE), in partnership with National Center for Family Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers, and SoCal Grantmakers, is pleased to offer its signature introductory learning program. Through both...

Sep 14 - Nov 9

Unconscious Whiteness in Philanthropy | Fall 2023: Foundation Leadership


Are you struggling to understand your role as a white person in philanthropic spaces centering racial equity? If you are a foundation or philanthropic-client serving staff member, board member or trustee, or a consultant who works...

Sep 27

From Crisis to Action Part 3: Strategizing for Rural Resilience


In June & July, NCG and the UC Merced Community & Labor Center brought funders,
government, and leading community, work, and labor organizations dedicated to serving
farmworkers and rural communities across California together –...

Oct 5 - Nov 9

2023 New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

Communities of Practice

If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, the New Grantmakers Institute (NGI): Grantmaking for the 21st Century, helps build your understanding of best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking...

Oct 12

Internal Evaluation and Learning


A family philanthropy has a much better chance of success if there is an intentional culture that values continuous improvement, feedback and professional development, and an integrated approach of learning and assessment across...

Oct 23

Funder Briefing: Organizing Against Governor Newsoms “California Model” of Incarceration at San Quentin State Prison


Governor Newsom has embarked on a massive $380M expansion of the decrepit 171-year-old San Quentin State Prison, leveraging co-opted language from the criminal justice reform movement in an attempt to rebrand the facility as a...

Nov 9

Listening and Feedback: Tools to Assess Your Philanthropy


How can you elicit and act on feedback from your grantees and other external stakeholders? For all funders, gathering feedback is a helpful practice to understand how your work is impacting your grantees—and how you can more...

Nov 9

2023 Corporate Philanthropy Institute: Building New Standards


At this year’s Corporate Philanthropy Institute we’ll explore what it means to create a new pathway and build new standards. We’ll highlight the pressures (both external and internal), offer context under which we’re doing our...

Events from the Field

Sep 22

SVEF 1st Annual Education Summit

Sep 26

Uncovering True(r) Land Stories: Land History as a Step Towards Repair

September 26,  2023 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Sep 28

Learning & Practice Intensive

September 28, 2023 | 10:00 am  
Virtual Event
Oct 2

BADF Happy Hour: Digital Strategies for Voter Mobilization & Information

October 2, 2023 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | In-Person Event: Milagros Latin Kitchen, 1099 Middlefield Road Redwood City, CA 94063

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