Many term the Holiday season as a time of giving but I think that over the years we've gotten the giving wrong. Giving doesn't mean shopping for the perfect material item to give to somebody or trampling over one another to get the best deal on Black Friday. To me - giving has always meant compassionately doing an act of service for someone else with a smile and a big dose of enthusiasm.
Wednesday, December 2:
WEBINAR Introduction to Finding Grants
Thursday, December 3:
Who are your website visitors, where are they coming from, and what do they do at your site? Learn how Google Analytics can help you gain this type of intelligence and inform your strategy as you craft content and make decisions about where to place ads for maximum impact with this recap of last week's session with Crispin Bailey, User Experience (UX) Lead of Oakland-based Kalamuna, a firm that “make(s) the Internet for rabble-rousing organizations driven to tinker, critique, and change the way things are.”
The Foundation Center library will close at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25 and remain closed through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.
Our regular library hours will resume Tuesday, December 1.
Making the decision to expand your organization’s reach into new geographical markets is neither easy nor simple. There are a number of things to consider including the legal issues surrounding the various kinds of expansion models. And, of course, this is a situation where one size does not fit all.
Last Friday, Foundation Center San Francisco, Development Executives Roundtable (DER) and the San Francisco Business Times hosted a panel discussion of Bay Area corporate giving representatives. The panel discussed how big brands think about their philanthropic legacies, trends in corporate giving, and new approaches and directions for how companies are investing in their communities. Read the recap.
Join Hispanics In Philanthropy (HIP) for the 2016 HIPGiver Gala! Set in beautiful Napa Valley, this annual event will celebrate Latino leaders and highlight Latino giving. HIP will also be honoring this year’s cohort of HIPGivers —32 Latino philanthropists, community leaders, educators, and artists whose generosity and unrivaled community spirit inspire us all.
This event will bring together a diverse group of 250-300 leaders including CEOs and other executives from some of the largest foundations in the U.S. and Latin America; prominent Latino leaders from the public, nonpro
fit, and corporate sectors; and authors, journalists, and academics with an interest in Latino communities, philanthropy, and social responsibility.
Tuesday, November 17:
Wednesday, November 18:
Thursday, November 19:
Far too many organizations ghettoize revenue generation into ill-prepared development departments and development committees of the board. They need to view revenue growth and development in the much larger context of high performance at the organization level.
When I hear criticisms that donor-advised funds are “non-transparent tax shelters,” or that they are stashing contributions that should be going out now to charitable organizations, I think of Bernice Caminata and others like her, who gave $81,000 to 25 nonprofits over six years.