Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Charles Fields of The Irvine Foundation

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Charles Fields of The Irvine Foundation

October 12, 2017

This year, Foundation Center West is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a resource hub for social sector professionals and organizations. This is the first in a blog series highlighting four decades of social sector service, with some of the leading voices in Bay Area philanthropy, nonprofits, and consultants. We speak with Charles Fields, chief of staff and planning at The James Irvine Foundation

Two Research-Backed Approaches for End-of-Year Fundraising

Two Research-Backed Approaches for End-of-Year Fundraising

October 10, 2017

Year-end fundraising can make you crazy. It's perhaps one of the most stressful times for nonprofits and their development staff. Join Derrick Feldman on October 26 for his webinar, Finish Strong: Maximizing End of Year Funding, for tips and tricks to help you make the most of the winter fundraising push. 

Do More with Less: Stretch Your Dollar with Financial Best Practices

Do More with Less: Stretch Your Dollar with Financial Best Practices

October 3, 2017

Regulatory burdens are increasing. The amount of overhead allowed on government contracts is shrinking. Donors are obsessing about overhead expenses. Pressure is mounting from all stakeholders to accomplish more with less money. On Thursday, October 19, Paul Konigstein will teach you how to best manage your finances to overcome these obstacles in his webinar, Do More with Less: Stretch Your Dollar with Financial Best Practices. 

How to Make your Data Sing

How to Make your Data Sing

September 13, 2017

Foundation Center's Knowledge Base talks about the importance of collecting data about who you serve and what you do. But it doesn't yet help nonprofit professionals make numbers and other data understandable at a glance. They plan on fixing that. And they need your help.

The Creative Work Fund Announces 2017 Grantees

The Creative Work Fund Announces 2017 Grantees

September 5, 2017

On August 1, the Creative Work Fund announced 15 new grant awards for 2017, totaling $600,000 for artists creating new works through collaborations with nonprofit organizations. Grantees were selected through a competitive process that valued the quality of the artists’ track records, timeliness of their ideas, and clarity of their plans to work closely with their nonprofit partners.

Non-Profit Sponsorship: Change Your Mind

Non-Profit Sponsorship: Change Your Mind

September 5, 2017

Success in the world of corporate sponsorship requires learning a whole new vocabulary and approach to development; even experienced fundraisers may be at a disadvantage when starting out. On September 19th, Michael Savino will provide tips on selling sponsorship opportunities to companies large and small in his webinar, Corporate Sponsorship for Non-Profits.