Blog posts from January 2016
Here's what's coming up at Foundation Center West!
Identifying Funding for Early Childhood Development in Africa with Foundation Maps
Wednesday, February 3, 10:00-11:00 am
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Wednesday, February 3, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Introduction to Proposal Writing
Thursday, February 4, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Using the 990 to Tell Your Story
Friday, February 5, 7:00-8:30 am
Katie Fahey is the program officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation's arts program. We interviewed her about the Foundation's experience using the Sustain Arts tool, for which the Rainin Foundation provided seed funding.
Before evaluating an existing volunteer program or embarking on a new one, determine what motivates your volunteers and work toward creating, and supporting, a program that best serves their needs while advancing your mission. I recommend using the “3 R’s for Happy Volunteers”.
Learn what's new about GuideStar's redesigned Nonprofit Profiles from its president and CEO, Jacob Harold.
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation will restructure after 40 years of grantmaking in the Bay Area and Hawaii. Beginning March 1, 2016, the foundation will split its assets so that the next generation can focus on their giving interests. Half of the foundation's assets will stay with the original foundation while the other half will be split among three new foundations.
Here's what's coming up next week at Foundation Center West!
How to Apply to the Creative Work Fund
Monday, January 25, 12:00-1:00 pm
Discover the Power of Data in Visual Storytelling
Tuesday, January 26, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Introduction to Corporate Giving
Tuesday, January 26, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Mastering Your Elevator Pitch
Thursday, January 28, 3:00-4:30 pm
No matter how fantastic the cause, a fundraiser will not get results without nailing the basic skills of making donors feel comfortable, getting past gatekeepers, and getting prospects to return calls. Read on to learn how to get donor prospects to call you back.
Your ability to demonstrate your value with metrics and fact can make or break your chances for grant funding. Government and foundation grantmakers want to see evidence that grantees are achieving the results they said they would.
Theater Bay Area's program director Dale Albright talks about the organization's experience using the Sustain Arts tool.
The 2016 Leadership Convening and HIP Giver Gala is right around the corner. There's still time to register for this year's annual convening celebrating Latino leaders and highlighting Latino philanthropy.