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Philanthropy California | Full Cost Project Workshops

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Philanthropy California’s three regional associations are partnering with national thought leader Nonprofit Finance Fund on an exciting new movement in philanthropy. Together we are joining efforts across the country in an initiative called the Full Cost Project, aimed at meeting the true needs of the social sector by providing funding that is honest in its assessment of the full cost for delivering outcomes.

The next phase of this initiative is a groundbreaking series of trainings for funders and nonprofits across California that will unpack the key elements of why—and even more importantly, how—you can incorporate Full Cost funding into your work. Below are three workshops designed to take you through the essentials of the Full Cost approach, including engaging trustees and other stakeholders and the brass tacks of implementation. 

Many of us recognize that nonprofits are built with remarkable resourcefulness—but what is less commonly understood is how funding constraints often threaten their delivery of social good. By getting involved in this exciting statewide effort around Full Cost, you are helping to bring important best practices into the mainstream for funders and the nonprofits that provide essential services to communities across the country.

Which Workshop Should I Attend?

What type of funders are welcome? All types – Foundations of any size (community, private, and family), corporate giving programs, public charities, administrators of donor advised funds, giving circles, and individual philanthropists.

  • One-Day Workshop (August 2017) : If you are in leadership, perhaps in an executive or program director role, or a decision-maker in a smaller philanthropy operation, and are ready to gain a deep understanding of the full cost approach to grantmaking with the possibility of bringing it to your organization, the One-Day Workshop is right for you. This workshop is for the funder who is saying: "I understand the Full Cost strategy, I need to know more."
  • Two-Day Workshop (October 2017): If you implement strategy and engage in grantmaking, perhaps in a program officer or program director role, or are a grantmaker in a smaller philanthropy operation, and are ready to gain a deep understanding of the full cost approach to grantmaking and the tools to implement it at your organization, the Two-Day Workshop is right for you. This workshop is for the funder who is saying: "I'm ready to implement a full cost approach!"
  • 90-Minute Workshop (February 2018): If you are determining your organization’s strategic priorities and grantmaking processes, perhaps in a leadership role or board position, or a decision-maker in a smaller philanthropy operation, and are interested in learning about the basics and potential of a full cost approach to grantmaking, the 90-Minute Workshop is right for you. This workshop is for the funder who is saying: "Just give me the strategy please."

Criteria for non-profits choosing a workshop can be found here.