Blog posts tagged with Foundations
Checking In with Tandem, Partners in Early Learning: Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area
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 Area. We 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.
Funders are increasingly focused on measurable results, and technology initiatives are not exempt from this expectation. To prove an investment is worthwhile, nonprofits must show that the net gain will be more than the cost.
Don't shut the door on the possibilities! Learn how to get your proposals into the hands of funders with these six targeted strategies.
We spoke with Alex Sloan, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Communications at Tides. He is a participant in the Pride Funders Panel at Foundation Center West.
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.
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.
Cedric Brown, Chief of Community Engagement at the Kapor Center for Social Impact, shares how the intersection of tech-for-good and grantmaking expands diverse entrepreneurship and benefits everyone.
Why aren’t more nonprofits, like Khan Academies and Wikipedia, building software to create social change at scale? Shannon Farley, co-founder Fast Forward looks at how foundations can become accelerators for tech nonprofits.
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation leverages a venture capital philanthropy model to solve complex social issues. Christy Chin, Managing Partner at DRKF helps find, fund, and support early stage social entrepreneurs whose ideas have the potential to drive systems-level change.
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.