Blog posts from July 2015

Full house at FCSF's July 22 event on Black Male Achievement

5 R's of Getting Philanthropic Support for Your Grassroots Organization

July 30, 2015

A representative of a local grassroots nonprofit asked a challenging question at a recent event at Foundation Center San Francisco: How can smaller grassroots organizations compete with more established nonprofits to garner the support of funders? Shawn Dove from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement had some valuable advice, which he refers to as the “5 Rs”.

From the Director’s Desk

July 13, 2015
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After more than 15 years in Foundation Center’s regional director’s chair, I am excited to share with you the news that I will be taking the next step in my career at the Center.  

Your Communications Team Is Bigger Than You Think

Your Communications Team Is Bigger Than You Think

July 13, 2015

Communication is a team effort! Whether they know it or not, your team is constantly representing your organization. Learn how to empower your colleagues to be effective messengers with these tips from Eric Jacobson, of Proaireton Consulting.

REPLAY! Cracking the Funding Code: How Tech Gives

REPLAY! Cracking the Funding Code: How Tech Gives

July 9, 2015

Missed our panel on corporate philanthropy giving trends? Not to worry! We've got it on replay for you with a few interesting points marked for convenient viewing!

We were joined by:

Patty Nation, Director of Global Corporate and Community Engagement for Xilinx, Inc.

Cecily Joseph, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer, Symantec Corporation

and Juliana Deans, Manager of Corporate Responsibility, Silicon Valley Community Foundation 

for an insider’s look at corporate philanthropy giving trends in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area, particularly focusing on education funding trends.