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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...
12 Sep 2017

Partner Event | The “Real San Bernardino” Bus Tour: Reviving an All-American City

September 12, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:30pm
Los Angeles Union Station
Not long ago, San Bernardino was an All-American city with prosperous people and a robust civic infrastructure. Yet even before the Great Recession, San Bernardino was struggling with public safety issues and high unemployment. The Recession tipped...
19 Jul 2017

Building Power for a Healthy Democracy: Lessons for California Grantmakers

July 19, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
The cracks in the foundation of our democracy are becoming increasingly exposed – toxic partisanship, low voter turnout, a flood of special-interest money, the erosion of voting rights, gerrymandering, and a U.S. Census process that is at a crisis...
29 Mar 2017

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: A Conversation and Celebration with Current and Outgoing CEOs (Part Deux)

March 29, 2017 -
2:30pm to 5:30pm
Public Policy Institute of California
Transitions at this level have deep effects on the organizations themselves, and, more broadly, on the philanthropic community and the communities we serve. We’ve invited several of the participants from that 2015 meeting back to give us an update,...
02 Dec 2016

Not Your Grandfather's Philanthropy

December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
The face of philanthropy is changing, new models of giving are surfacing and donors are engaging in innovative ways to determine where their dollars should go. Donors look different too — younger, diverse, more tech savvy and more likely to look for...
30 Nov 2016

Philanthropy 3D: Does Big Philanthropy Undermine Democracy & Civil Society?

November 30, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
David Brower Center
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Bay Area and Northern California Grantmakers present Philanthropy 3D: Debate + Dialogue + Denouement . Leading figures in philanthropy will participate in a live debate addressing the motion:...
30 Sep 2016

The Dramatic Discovery of Solano County: How One Bay Area County Fell Off the Funder Map and What We Can Do About It!

September 30, 2016 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
The Zellerbach Family Foundation
Rewind Back to 2006 . A report from the Irvine Foundation on Foundation Giving in California found that Solano County received substantially fewer foundation dollars compared to eight other Bay Area counties. Fast Forward...

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