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18 Apr 2019

Giving Done Right: Bay Area Book Launch

April 18, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Northern California Grantmakers invite you to join us for this special event celebrating the release of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every...
27 Feb 2019

Not Your Grandma’s Philanthropy: Exploring Donor-Advised Funds and Rethinking Traditional Giving

February 27, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Commonwealth Club
Over the last several years, donor-advised funds (DAFs) have been a hot topic in the media and in philanthropic circles. DAFs allow individuals to irrevocably contribute funds to a DAF sponsor, gain an immediate tax break, and recommend...
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26 Jun 2018

Being the Change: Foundations Transforming for Greater Impact

June 26, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Today, many foundations are re-examining the role they can play in addressing societies more challenging problems. As foundations embrace ever more ambitious and complex approaches for creating social change, they are taking an intentional approach...
20 Mar 2018

Toward Greater Impact: Building Stronger Funder-Nonprofit Relationships

March 20, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Moore Conference Center
Join the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), Northern California Grantmakers , and peer leaders at foundations throughout the Bay Area for a data-driven discussion of what it takes to build strong funder-grantee relationships. At the convening...
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12 Mar 2018

SOLD OUT: Putting Wealth to Work | A Conversation with Joel Fleishman

March 12, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Google Community Space
Join us for a discussion with Professor Joel Fleishman. His recently released book, Putting Wealth to Work, tells the unprecedented story of the movement of socially motivated capital, and how it may unavoidably change the American economy, and the...
20 Feb 2018

South Meets West: Philanthropy and the Heart of the Resistance

February 20, 2018 -
3:00pm to 6:30pm
James Irvine Foundation
The nation’s current climate can make it feel like each day brings more bad news – dangerous new ecological warning signs, acts from Washington that threaten communities of color, and continued erosion of our democratic processes and institutions...
16 Nov 2017

An Honest Look at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Are We Getting It Right?

November 16, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Redwood Shores Library Meeting Room B
Diversity makes us stronger. Large-scale movements including Black Lives Matter, Dreamers, Standing Rock and the 2016 presidential election are changing society and philanthropy along with it. Join fellow travelers for a deep dive into how they’re...
14 Nov 2017

The Evolution of Digital Data in Philanthropy

November 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Fluxx Headquarters
Come meet other grantmakers from the Northern California region for a night of networking, sharing, and engaging discussion at Fluxx's Headquarters in the heart of Downtown, San Francisco!
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...
14 Sep 2017

New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century (2017)

September 14, 2017 - 9:00am to September 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Google Community Space
The learning curve for new grantmakers can be considerable! Even grantmakers with a few years of experience may still be unclear on the legal aspects of grantmaking or how to assess nonprofit financial sustainability and resilience, not to mention...

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