How Tech Gives: Xilinx is Full STEAM Ahead

June 19, 2015

How Tech Gives is a blog series in partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation on Philanthropy Front and Center-San Francisco featuring interviews with Bay Area tech leaders about philanthropy news, trends and opportunities among the tech companies in our region. In this post Juliana Deans, Manager, Corporate Responsibility at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, interviews Patty Nation, Director of Global Corporate and Community Engagement, XilinxXilinx’s award-winning signature community engagement program, the Global Educational Ecosystem, was launched in January 2007 and continues to this day. 

Start-Up Roadblocks: Top Fundraising Pitfalls of Social Entrepreneurs

June 15, 2015

Social entrepreneurs often end up wasting precious time running after unrealistic funding opportunities and knocking on doors that will never open, instead of investing their energies in more effective approaches. 

If you want to get a social venture off the ground, here are a few common fundraising pitfalls to avoid. 

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Just Published: "Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Survey Report"

May 29, 2015

With 547 participating nonprofits reporting on over 27,000 jobs, the 2015 survey, produced by Oakland-based Nonprofit Compensation Associates (NCA), is the largest and most robust in its 37-year history. Sixty-seven percent of the survey's participants see hiring challenges in the year ahead as economic conditions continue to improve....