Blog posts tagged with Foundations

Checking In with Tandem, Partners in Early Learning: Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

Checking In with Tandem, Partners in Early Learning: Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

January 10, 2018

A year an a half ago, we launched a blog series called Should We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on Nonprofit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay AreaWe spoke with nonprofit, foundation, city government and business leaders about the Bay Area's rapidly rising real estate market, and its impact on the social sector. Now, we are checking in with Tandem, Partners in Early Learning, an organization which took part in the original series. Tandem had to relocate due to rising rent costs at their former office space; real estate is a constant consideration for their organization, and has even impacted the way they approach grantseeking. We checked in with Tandem's executive director, Molly Wertz, and development director, Julie Barton.

Open Yourself Up to New Solutions

Open Yourself Up to New Solutions

April 11, 2017

Christie George, director of New Media Ventures, a mission-driven venture firm and donor collaborative supporting progressive startups, discusses her organization's new Innovation Fund. The Fund has two goals: 1) increase the number of investable projects for which they receive proposals; and 2) break through the bias for “the usual suspects” to fund more diverse entrepreneurs.

From Good Idea to Problem Solved: Funding the Innovation Means Funding the Process

From Good Idea to Problem Solved: Funding the Innovation Means Funding the Process

April 10, 2017

Mandy Ellerton and Molly Matheson Gruen of the Archibald Bush Foundation think philanthropy needs transparent and thoughtful ways to get buy-in and gain perspective to make new ideas reality. Truly good ideas, they argue, are created in partnership between organizations, leaders, and the people most affected by the problem at hand.

Convening Recap: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area

Convening Recap: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area

February 28, 2017

Recently, philanthropy leaders convened at Foundation Center-West for a panel discussion, Expanding Opportunity: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area. Foundation Center-West director, Michele Dilworth, led the discussion, which included Luis Arteaga, senior program manager at the Levi Strauss Foundation; Timothy P. Silard, president of the Rosenberg Foundation; Alex Tom, executive director of the Chinese Progressive Association, Common Counsel Foundation; and Nancy Wiltsek, executive director of the van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation