Crafting Stories to Engage Donors, Volunteers and Staff

Crafting Stories to Engage Donors, Volunteers and Staff

December 20, 2016

Yet creating engaging and ongoing story content can be a real challenge for many nonprofits. You’ve probably heard the content mantra many times - stories focused on those doing the work and those impacted by your organization's work should illustrate your successes, inspire action by donors and volunteers alike, and reinforce your mission’s value firmly in the reader's mind.

We've Moved

Things I Wish I Knew Before We Moved Our Office

December 6, 2016

The American Youth Policy Forum recently sold the building it owned in Washington, DC for 17 years and moved into leased space around the corner. While the Executive Director had a great team of real estate agents, architects, contractors, builders, tech support, and attorneys, there were still many things she didn’t know about the process that she wish she had.

Giving Tuesday

Foundation Center Donates Social Media Space to Fellow Nonprofits

November 29, 2016

This year, Foundation Center decided to approach #GivingTuesday in a different way. With our unique perspective in the sector, we get to support so many amazing nonprofits every day. So, this year, we wanted to highlight some of those organizations in a special way through a sweepstakes where 5 nonprofits would win a spot in our Twitter feed for the big day.

Giving Day Tips for Nonprofits

November 28, 2016
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Giving days can be incredible tools for nonprofit fundraising. We have witnessed this up close through monitoring and evaluating 49 giving day campaigns as part of the Knight Foundation’s Giving Day Initiative and through advising the Sacramento Region Community Foundation on its BIG Day of Giving.

New Video: Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving

November 18, 2016
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As the San Francisco Business Times’ Corporate Philanthropy supplement demonstrates every year, there are many generous corporations in the Bay Area that are committed to contributing their time and resources to worthy local nonprofit organizations year after year. Foundation Center West’s annual Corporate Giving Panel highlighted companies within our community that are dedicated to fostering a culture of giving.

Next Week at Foundation Center San Francisco (November 21-25)

November 18, 2016

Foundation Center West is operating on a holiday schedule next week in observance of Thanksgiving.

Hours:
Monday - Closed 
Tuesday - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday - 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Thursday & Friday - Closed

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Running A Charity Auction: 4 Best Practices

November 14, 2016

Between live auctions, silent auctions, online auctions, and any combination of the three, there’s a charity auction format out there that’s suitable for any nonprofit. However, charity auctions, like all fundraising events, aren’t successful unless thoughtful planning and hard work has been put into them. This article covers four best practices for planning and running a charity auction.