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San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group: Conversations in Grantmaking

Monday, November 23, 2015 -
10:00am to 12:00pm PST
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360 San Francisco CA 94105
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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 crafting grant guidelines, the pros and cons of an application vs. invitation-only process, site visits and the most effective due diligence questions, and capacity building opportunities with grantees.

Participants will have the opportunity to fruitfully engage in dialogue about 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 Rajiv Khanna of IDEX and Jayne Booker of Avant! Foundation for facilitating this program.

Target Audience

This program is open to foundation donors, trustees, and staff; individual donors; donor advised fund holders; and members of giving circles.


There is no cost to attend, but preregistration is required. Please register here by November 16th. 

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Please submit all substitutions or cancellations by e-mail to

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 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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