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10 Feb 2020

2020: Are We Ready for Trust (-Based Philanthropy)?

February 10, 2020 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Imagine how philanthropy could change in this decade if we approached all of our grantmaking with one common, underlying approach: TRUST. How might our relationships change? How might our grantmaking be more impactful? Who might feel more welcome to...
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27 Jan 2020

A Conversation with GEO President and CEO Marcus Walton

January 27, 2020 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Join us for a conversation with Marcus Walton, GEO’s new President and CEO. Marcus will share his vision for GEO in the coming years and invite your reflections on how GEO can support grantmakers and move the field of philanthropy forward. Recently...
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30 Jul 2019

Reimagining the Council on Foundations: A Visioning Session with Kathleen Enright

July 30, 2019 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
What is the highest and best role for philanthropy? And how can the Council on Foundations support its members and the field to be a strong and trusted partner in advancing the common good? You are invited to join Kathleen Enright, president and CEO...
20 Jun 2019

2019 Family Philanthropy Conference: Unpacking Power Dynamics with Cultural Humility

June 20, 2019 -
8:30am to 2:00pm
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
As family philanthropists, we have the unique ability to respond nimbly to community needs and be trusted partners with our nonprofit grantees. Despite these relationships, do we always show up truly listening to what the community wants and needs?...
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10 Jun 2019

Giving Done Right: A Fireside Chat with Phil Buchanan and Jacqueline Martinez Garcel

June 10, 2019 -
2:30pm to 5:30pm
Google Community Space
In his new book, Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count , Phil Buchanan argues that, after years of rampant bad advice for donors from consultants, business school faculty, and other so-called experts – much of it...
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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