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Return to Sender: Where Will We Send Our Funding When the Nonprofits Don’t Live Here Anymore?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm PDT
The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite #1400
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This last of four briefings is open to NCG Members, funders, nonprofit survey participants, and interested nonprofits.

How will nonprofits deliver direct services in our local communities if they can no longer afford the space to do it in? Many of us are wondering how nonprofits are coping with rising competition for commercial real estate and the size of the threat to all kinds of services from food banks to social services to the arts.

We’re tallying survey results of 500 nonprofits from around the Bay Area to find out more about whether the organizations that foundations have supported all these years will be around to serve the communities relying on them in the years to come. Join us at this final briefing to hear the latest data on what’s happening and to talk about what can be done.

This survey provides data about what’s happening with nonprofit commercial space in the six counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and San Mateo. 

Join Us To:

  • Explore the survey results   
  • Hear the latest impact on nonprofit commercial space in the Bay Area
  • Share ideas and insights on potential solutions


Richard Vezina is a Director at Harder+Company Community Research, where he plays a dual role leading client engagements and overseeing the firm’s communications and business development efforts. With 15 years of experience in the social sector, he is a seasoned public health and organizational management professional with wide ranging research, consulting, and development experience. Prior to joining Harder+Company in 2011, Richard worked in a wide variety of roles for organizations addressing such issues as HIV prevention, housing, and the arts. He earned his Master of Public Health degree from the University of California Berkeley.

Presented by Harder + Company Community Research along with The San Francisco Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Sr. Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Y & H Soda Fund, East Bay Community Foundation, Common Counsel Foundation, and the City and County of San Francisco for one of NCG’s upcoming briefings.