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21 Mar 2017

An Optimist’s Guide to Benefits in the Gig Economy

March 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
California and the San Francisco Bay Area are the epicenter of the gig economy. Not only are many of the biggest platforms - such as Uber and Airbnb - headquartered here, this area is also home to the nation’s highest rates of people earning income...
01 Mar 2017

A Case of Uncertainty: The 2017 California State Budget | A California Policy Forum Program

March 1, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
This year’s the Governor’s proposed budget strikes a significantly different tone than those of the last few years. It reflects lower revenues, a $1.6 billion projected shortfall, an expected economic downturn and deep uncertainty about what the...
19 Dec 2016

California Policy Webinar | Looking at 2017: Implications for California

December 19, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Online Webinar
With the results of the Presidential election comes potential changes in California’s Congressional delegation and multiple state measures. This will alter the impact—for better or worse—of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Join a conversation...
07 Dec 2016

Do We Have What We Need to Protect Our Communities? Let’s Hear from Top Lawyers

December 7, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
The impact of the national elections will have far-reaching effects at the state and local levels, putting both communities and institutions on high alert. Here in California, and particularly in the Bay Area, what do we need to anticipate about the...
15 Nov 2016

Moving Black-Led Organizations from Crisis to Change: Solutions for Sustainability

November 15, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The San Francisco Foundation
A report issued last year by the Bay Area Black United Fund - Black-Led Organizations (BLOs) in the Bay Area: From Crisis to Change - noted that BLO’s which are lifelines to low-income Black communities are especially vulnerable due to a cumulative...
20 Sep 2016

California Policy Webinar | From Marijuana to the Death Penalty: What Nonprofits & Philanthropy Need to Know About California's Ballot Propositions

September 20, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Online Webinar
With 17 State propositions to vote on this November, the idea of studying them all is pretty daunting. So instead, you can listen to some of the smartest nonprofit policy folks in the state discuss the ones most relevant to nonprofits. If you’re...
10 Aug 2016

California Policy Forum Webinar | Drought, Water and the Economy: What We All Need to Know!

August 10, 2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Online Webinar
We still have a drought! Water scarcity continues to affect the entire state from agricultural regions to urban centers. As this unprecedented drought continues, the legacy of variable rainfall will impact the state for some time to come. But it’s...
07 Jun 2016

Magnitude 8.0 Housing Crisis Destroys Bay Area Communities Near the Epicenter

June 7, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
The San Francisco Foundation
The Bay Area is reeling from an economic sea change which has driven an enormous demand for housing! The result, as we all know, is displaced people, changing communities, and huge impacts on the children, families, and those communities that we...
26 Apr 2016

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

April 26, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
The San Francisco Foundation
How will nonprofits deliver direct services in our local communities if they can no longer afford the space to do it in? Join the final of four upcoming briefings to hear the latest data on what’s happening and to talk about what can be done.
15 Dec 2015

Local Philanthropy and Sustainable Development Goals in the Bay Area

December 15, 2015 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
The James Irvine Foundation
How do the sustainable development goals relate to domestic challenges in the U.S.? There are significant challenges facing American communities today, including growing inequality, quality education, access to healthcare, and climate action. In the...


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