Infrastructure: Capacity Building

01 Nov 2017

Crack the Capacity Building Nut: Fresh Breakthroughs from Chicago

November 1, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Trying to do right by grantees hasn’t always worked out the way it’s intended. Why do philanthropy’s well-meaning capacity building efforts so often result in scowls, or worse, wasted time for the grantees and wasted money for funders? Learning for...
18 Oct 2017

Census 2020: Uniting for a Common Cause

October 18, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
The Census happens just once every 10 years but its outcomes have serious ramifications: Will California lose a congressional seat? Will billions of dollars in Medicaid, SNAP, and Medicare resources be left on the table? A fair and accurate Census...
19 Sep 2017

California Philanthropy’s Role in Making the Federal Government Work For All

September 19, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
During a time of immense change in Washington, DC, the philanthropic community is demonstrating an unprecedented level of interest in the condition and direction of our federal government. Foundations and philanthropists have recognized how...
08 Aug 2017

Full Cost Project One-Day Workshop: Unpacking Full Cost

August 8, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Google Community Space
The Full Cost conversation is happening nationally, and funders here in California have a special opportunity to lead the way and make an impact on grantmaking practices far beyond our own region.
21 Oct 2014

Beyond the Grant: Building Capacity of Your Nonprofit Grantees Through Pro-Bono Services

October 21, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The San Francisco Foundation
How can foundations use pro-bono services to support their grantees with communications strategies, information technology, board and executive leadership development, or any other number of nonprofit capacity and organizational challenges? As part...
25 Sep 2014

Retrofitting Movements: Supporting Nonprofit Leaders in a Networked World

September 25, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
In this interactive session, learn how funders can partner with pioneering nonprofit leaders to embrace technology and breakthrough forms of collaboration.
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Resources from Crack the Capacity Building Nut: Fresh Breakthroughs from Chicago

Publication date: 
11/2017
At this program, attendees participated in a lively discussion to find out why it’s been so hard to help grantees do their work better and what funders can do differently to get it right. Experts offered successful regional models, current trends, and best practices for funders, nonprofits, and consultants to successfully support nonprofit capacity in all aspects of their work. We dug deep into these learnings and explored our region’s needs, capacity, and how we can better support the nonprofit sector.
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Resources from Census 2020: Uniting for a Common Cause (Oct 2018)

Publication date: 
10/2017
The Census happens just once every 10 years but its outcomes have serious ramifications. In our October 18 program, we heard from an expert panel of speakers who shared insight on all things Census.
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Resources from California Philanthropy’s Role in Making the Federal Government Work For All

Publication date: 
09/2017
In our program on September 19 (California Philanthropy’s Role in Making the Federal Government Work For All), Max Stier, President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, and Barbara Kibbe, Director of Organizational Effectiveness at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, engaged in a Q&A about the Partnership’s observations on current dynamics in the federal government, as well as its emerging effort to help government connect with, and learn from, the dynamism and innovative thinking in California.
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Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together

Publication date: 
02/2015
This GrantCraft guide tackles many topics, including investment approaches, appraisal of funding opportunities from the standpoints of opportunity assessment and funder capacity, funder-grantee power dynamics, and assessing impact.

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