Blog posts from June 2016

Part I: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

Part I: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

June 29, 2016

The San Francisco-Bay Area's social sector is at a critical junction. Surges in real estate prices are forcing nonprofits to close their doors or relocate. Many of these organizations' beneficiaries have also faced eviction, or have had to move. At Foundation Center West, we were inspired by the Northern California Grantmakers' recent study on displacement and eviction in the San Francisco-Bay Area, and decided to reach out to representatives from nonprofits, foundations, city governments and others to continue the conversation. In this first installment in our blog series, we speak with Paul Cohen, executive director of the Eviction Defense Collaborative in San Francisco.

Darian Rodriguez Heyman

What Would You Ask the World’s Most Successful Fundraisers?

June 28, 2016

The following guest blog is written by accomplished fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and best-selling author, Darian Rodriguez Heyman. Most recently, Heyman launched the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters conference series to connect experienced and emerging nonprofit leaders to the tools and service providers needed to maximize fundraising results. Sessions for the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters series are coming up in Silicon Valley on July 27, and in San Francisco on October 19. 

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How Do You Visualize Global Goals?

June 27, 2016

Through sustainable development goals (SDGs), more than 190 world leaders have committed to help fight extreme poverty, end inequality, and fix climate change across the world. To help you shape a picture in your head about the work of SDGs, we're enlisting our partner, UNDP to show the story in action with their video.

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!

Classroom:
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

Webinar:
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!

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

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

Library:
Use Foundation Directory Online Professional, borrow books, and get reference help free of charge. See our website for directions.

Hours: 
Tuesday-Thursday 
10:00 am-5:00 pm