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Resources for Addressing the Nonprofit "Needs Gap"

Capacity building is a concept we can all get behind. Both grantseekers and grantmakers know this is the base for long term sustainability and organizational effectiveness. So why does it continue to be so elusive in our sector and what’s the latest thinking on what is really needed and how best to make it happen? At this event, we heard the latest insights from the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) 2018 report, Strengthening Grantees, where findings demonstrate there is a Needs Gap between what nonprofits request funding for compared to their actual needs. We also heard firsthand...
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Resources for From Me to We

How do we move a cross-racial set of voters toward believing in and fighting for racial and economic justice? How can narrative change bring us closer to advancing shared opportunity and prosperity for all Californians? Nationally-recognized researcher and communications strategist Anat Shenker-Osorio has reframed the debate, leading to progressive victories on a wide range of issues from clean energy to criminal justice reform. Join us for this special session to hear findings from the empirically tested Race Class Narrative and how it’s been applied to win social justice victories across...
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Resources for #MoreThanMoney

Ableism: a social attitude that having a disability makes someone a less valued member of society. It assumes that the ways able–bodied people live are the best ways to live. In addition to grantmaking, advocacy funders play a critical role in advancing social justice: agenda-setting and shifting narratives. But while more and more disabled people are being included in philanthropy, funders often overlook ableism as an area of structural discrimination, even here in the Bay Area where disability civil rights were born. Because many funders' understanding of ableism continues...
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Resources for Foundation Endowments...Activate!

Given the scale of social, economic and environmental crises our communities are facing, it is hopeful to see foundations making bold shifts to their grantmaking. Yet funders committed to justice recognize that grant dollars alone are not enough to manifest the kind of transformation needed to create a better future for people experiencing systemic oppression. In recent years, the philanthropic field has begun to reckon with the reality that most foundations’ endowments are invested in ways that are out of alignment with their values, exacerbating the very problems that their grant dollars...
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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Space and Facilities Report | Nonprofit Displacement Project

The Bay Area economic boom is having dramatic, tectonic effects: deepening income and opportunity disparities are placing nonprofit and arts institutions at higher risk for displacement, further threatening to undermine the unique, vibrant character and culture that have been the legacy of our region for generations. While the real estate boom generates revenue and opportunity for the Bay Area, it places additional stress on nonprofits and the communities they serve who are struggling to remain in their neighborhoods. The kind of pressure the housing crunch is putting on individuals, is also...

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