Next Week at Foundation Center San Francisco (June 27-July 1)

June 24, 2016

Here's what's coming up at Foundation Center San Francisco!

AFP Broadcast - The Future of Fundraising: How Digital Technologies and Strategies Will Create Your Next Gen Development Operation
Tuesday, June 28, 10:00-11:30 am

Getting Started with Government Funding: Writing the Proposal 
Tuesday, June 28, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

How to Connect Your Work to the Sustainable Development Goals
Thursday, June 30, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

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Giving USA 2016 Report: $1B+ Given Each Day in 2015

June 22, 2016

Donor retention is an area that sorely needs improvement. Donor-advised funds are rapidly growing and outpace foundation giving. Charitable giving happens in many ways that aren’t well-tracked (yet). These are some of the findings from the recently released Giving USA 2016 report on U.S. charitable giving.

Next Week at Foundation Center San Francisco (June 13-17)

June 10, 2016

Here's what's coming up at Foundation Center San Francisco!

Introduction to Finding Grants
Wednesday, June 15, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Proposal Writing Boot Camp (Registration Closed) 
Tuesday, June 14, 9:00 am - Thursday, June 16, 4:00 pm

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4 Ways to Get in the Know About SDGs

June 10, 2016

Have you heard the buzz about sustainable development goals (SDGs)? You may have heard that this is a global effort that involves 17 goals lead by the UN and global leaders. Sounds big, right? Well, it is. But make no mistake: it’s not so big that you can’t connect with the movement and make a valuable contribution. Here are four ways you get up-to-speed and find a way to connect.

Things You Should Know About Copyright

Things You Should Know About Copyright

June 7, 2016

Take a minute to think about all the places your nonprofit uses photographs – your website, the blog, social media, brochures, etc. The list could go on and on. Here’s a question to ponder: Are any of those pictures infringing someone else’s copyright? 

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3 Ways Grassroots Social Justice Organizations Can Play the Grants Game

June 7, 2016

Unfortunately, grant opportunities for grassroots community building and advocacy projects remain limited. Many foundations underestimate their legal latitude to fund nonpartisan advocacy and civic engagement, and most opt to fund projects that result in concrete short-term outcomes as opposed to the perceived ambiguity of long-term social change. Where, then, does that leave the grassroots social justice sector when it comes to getting grants?