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San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group: Conversations on Grantmaking

Thursday, July 24, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm PDT
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco, CA
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Join the San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group (LEG) for a peer-to-peer conversation on grantmaking. Share past experiences and ask questions on grantmaking practices such as: the pros and cons of an application vs. invite-only process, the most effective due diligence questions, and how to effectively engage with grantees after the grant check is written.

Participants will have the opportunity to share what works for them, as well as ask difficult questions in a safe and confidential space. We are all grantmakers-let's learn together how to be more effective ones.

Thank you to Local Engagement Group leaders Lucy Cantwell of New Belgium Family Foundation and Jayne Booker of Avant! Foundation for facilitating this program.

Target Audience

This program is open to NCG and Exponent Philanthropy members who are individual donors, staff and trustees of small-staff grantmaking organizations, donor advised fund holders and members of giving circles.


There is no fee for this program but participants must register online by July 16th.

About the LEG Partnership

Northern California Grantmakers and Exponent Philanthropy (formerly known as the Association of Small Foundations) have partnered to host San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group (LEG) meetings to provide additional learning opportunities for members of both organizations. The local LEG began in 2013 as a pilot along with 5 other regional associations of grantmakers and ASF to explore effective and sustainable ways to support learning for small staff organizations. NCG will still continue to offer its other programming for its Family Philanthropy Exchange members in addition to the LEG meetings. Programming for each LEG will be informed by local participants' interests and may include guest speakers, panel discussions, roundtable peer dialogues and networking events on a variety of topics relevant to small-staff philanthropists.

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