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5 Tips for Building a Strong Events Page

February 1, 2016

One of the most important aspects of any event is the registration process. How can you make it as easy as possible and ensure a smooth, frustration-free experience for people, maximizing sign-ups and ensuring almost everyone who visits your page actually buys a ticket?

Next Week at Foundation Center San Francisco (February 1-5)

January 29, 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

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3 Surefire Ways to Engage the Best Volunteers

January 25, 2016

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”.


The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation to Restructure After 40 Years

January 22, 2016

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.