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Full Cost Project One-Day Workshop: Unpacking Full Cost

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm PDT
Google Community Space
188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
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(There are still a few nonprofit spaces left, please contact us if you wish to attend.)

Nonprofit Finance Fund will lead this full-day workshop (6 hours of content + breaks and lunch) is designed to help leadership of both nonprofits and funders dive deeper into understanding the full costs of building resilient nonprofit organizations. Participants will learn the components that make up full cost and learn how to prioritize full cost needs for their own or a grantee organization. We will explore the policies and practices in the sector that may unintentionally undermine attempts at full cost funding. Activities around communication will help ‘both sides of the table’ better understand each other’s perspectives.

To learn more about other programs in Phase 2 of the Full Cost Project click here

Who Should Attend?

  • Leadership, perhaps in an executive or program director role, or a decision-maker in a giving circle or smaller philanthropy operation.
    • If you attend and want your trustees and board members to learn about full cost grantmaking, perhaps invite them to the 90-Minute Workshop.
  • Leadership of nonprofits, perhaps in an executive director or other department director role.
  • Those interested in learning about full cost in greater detail and how full cost funding works.
  • Those who are considering or exploring a full cost approach for their organization.
  • If you attend and want to engage more deeply in implementing full cost practices in your organization, perhaps invite those implementing to the Two-Day Workshop.


If you are a funder interested in attending this workshop, please register by clicking "Register Now" in the right sidebar. Please note that this workshop is available for NCG members only.

Nonprofits can register by contacting Krystle Chipman at  

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To learn more about Phase 2 of the Full Cost Project read the announcement here


Renee Patey, Director, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Renee oversees the full range of NFF’s Consulting services, leading business development, service enhancement, and client delivery through new tools and resources. She plays a key role in NFF’s strategy and activities in California and the Pacific Northwest, working with a variety of nonprofit and philanthropic partners with a special focus on strategic business-model adaptation and capitalization planning. Prior to joining NFF, Renee served as a program manager with The Sustainability Institute, an environmental nonprofit headquartered in Charleston, SC, where she led community-based projects for environmental stewardship in urban development. Renee holds a Bachelor of Arts in geography from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in political science from Colorado State University.



Trella Walker, Senior Associate, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Trella Walker is a Senior Associate in Advisory Services with NFF in the Los Angeles office. Trella assists clients by providing data driven analysis that frames the information in a comprehensive, clear manner. Prior to joining NFF, Trella worked in the nonprofit sector in a variety of fields, including but not limited to arts and entertainment, youth, education, Veteran affairs, and law; and has had the pleasure of working for impact driven organizations such as Health Net, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, and United States Veterans Initiative.  She holds a BA in English and secondary education as well as a Juris Doctor degree.Trella provides nonprofits with data-driven analysis that frames NFF’s Consulting guidance in a comprehensive, clear manner. Prior to joining NFF, she worked in nonprofits across a variety of fields, including arts and entertainment, youth, education, healthcare, veteran affairs, and law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and secondary education as well as a Juris Doctor degree.