Playing the Data Playbook

Playing the Data Playbook

June 19, 2017

Dan Rivas of Idealware explains why nonprofits don't need "big data". Instead they need "little data": information about their organization and their beneficiaries. Be sure to join us on July 13 for a webinar from Idealware about data collection for nonprofits. 

Next Week at Foundation Center West (June 19-23)

June 16, 2017

Here's what's coming up at Foundation Center West!

In-person:
AFP Broadcast - Using Neuroscience to Improve Your Fundraising
Tuesday, June 20, 10:00-11:30 am

Introduction to Finding Grants 
Wednesday, June 21, 10:00-11:30 am

Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to Foundation Directory Online 
Thursday, June 22, 9:00-10:00 am

Webinar:
Anticipating Funders' Needs
Tuesday, June 20, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Social Change Branding in the Digital Age
Thursday, June 22, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

In-person and Livestream:
Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: A National Perspective and A Bay Area Perspective
Friday, June 23, 10:00-11:30 am

Event Recap: Pride Funders Panel

Event Recap: Pride Funders Panel

June 12, 2017

On June 1, Foundation Center West held a panel discussion, “Beyond Marriage Equality: What’s Next in Funding LGBTQ Issues?” The panelists were: Roger Doughty, president of the Horizons Foundation; Matt Foreman, senior program director, gay and lesbian rights at the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund; J. Alexander Sloan, vice president of strategic partnerships and communications at Tides; and Christine C. Tien, M.P.P., J.D., program manager, South Sacramento at The California Endowment. Foundation Center West director, Michele Dilworth, moderated the discussion.

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Making Effective Collaboration Possible

June 6, 2017

"WARNING: Avoid collaboration if possible!" That’s the bright orange warning in the opening pages of a new handbook by Fund for Our Economic Future that aims to help you recognize -- and achieve -- real "col-lab-or-a-tion" and avoid "co-blab-or-a-tion".

The Importance of Funder Relationships: A Conversation with Jon Gilgoff of Brothers on the Rise

The Importance of Funder Relationships: A Conversation with Jon Gilgoff of Brothers on the Rise

June 6, 2017

Jon Gilgoff is the senior director of programming and systems change at Brothers on the Rise. He founded the organization in 2008, with the mission of empowering male youth of color to achieve individual success, develop healthy relationships, and contribute to a more just and equitable society. When Gilgoff was founding Brothers on the Rise, he came to Foundation Center to learn fundraising basics. Michele Dilworth, director of Foundation Center West, sat down with Gilgoff to hear his story. This is an interview between Dilworth and Gilgoff.

Spotlight on Pride Funders: Horizons Foundation

May 30, 2017
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This post was written by Roger Doughty, President of Horizons Foundation. Roger has been an activist and leader in the LGBT movement for more than 25 years, and he has led Horizons Foundation since 2002. Prior to joining the foundation, he served as the Executive Director of Horizons Community Services in Chicago, the Midwest’s largest LGBT social service and advocacy organization.

Roger is a panelist on Thursday’s panel Beyond Marriage Equality: What’s Next in Funding LGBTQ Issues?

Designing Br@nd Experiences for Social Impact

Designing Br@nd Experiences for Social Impact

May 30, 2017

In the digital age, how can social change brands effectively align organizational strategy with the designed experiences they create, to deliver meaningful value, deepen audience engagement, and achieve greater impact? David Schwartz Founder of Constructive shares how social change organizations can increase their impact by providing strategic brand experiences for their audience.