Blog posts from July 2016

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

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

July 7, 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 second installment in our blog series, we speak with Brian Cheu, director of Community Development for the City and County of San Francisco.

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4 Ways to Determine If You’re Ready to Scale

July 6, 2016

How do you know when it is time to scale your organization to grow beyond the start-up stage and into the "in-between stage" or, as we at Bikkurim fondly call it, "the awkward adolescence of nonprofit life?" Read on to learn how to determine if you're ready to scale your organization.

Navigating Corporate Giving for Grassroots Organizations

Navigating Corporate Giving for Grassroots Organizations

July 6, 2016

“NAVIGATING” IS THE RIGHT WORD for entering the world of corporate giving: Imagine steering your philanthropic ship into a dark harbor as a storm comes up. There are shoals you can’t see; there is a lighthouse and a safe harbor up ahead. Go too fast and you risk slamming into rocks; go too slow and you might miss an opportunity to dock in safety.