Grantmaking Skills

20 Sep 2018

Don’t Start Trouble: Real-Life Examples on Advocacy and Lobbying

Areas of Focus 
September 20, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Watching the news and wondering if there’s a way to make your dollars and your voice count a little more? Join members as they share their experience jumping into the fray of advocacy and making changes in how they support grantees to pack some...
05 Sep 2018

Golden State Learning Series 2018

September 5, 2018 - 10:00am to November 6, 2018 - 11:30am
Virtual
The Golden State Learning Series is back and applications open on June 18 (and close on July 23!). This highly-interactive, six-session cohort based online learning series gives California grantmakers the opportunity to learn from...
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 Jun 2018

Exploring Organizational Capacity and Health: A Guide to Assessment Tools

June 20, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Webinar
Nonprofits have something important in common: the need to be a healthy organization to effectively provide services, assess community needs, and adapt to emerging trends. So… how can you gauge whether an organization is healthy? Organizational...
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...
27 Jul 2017

A New Twist: What’s the Latest Breakthrough in Philanthropy?

July 27, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Please note that this program is at capacity. Please email mhart@ncg.org to be added to our waitlist. The Peninsula Philanthropy Network is pleased to invite you to learn from practitioners forging new approaches in philanthropy...
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...
21 Jul 2016

SOLD OUT: What's Love Got to Do With It: What it Means to Be a Grantmaker

July 21, 2016 -
8:30am to 12:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
In this workshop, we’ll talk about the ins and outs of doing program work and being an exceptional program staff – everything from the intangibles such as building trust and relationships, to building a budget with nonprofit partners who are well on...

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