Blog posts tagged with Philanthropy

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Lisa Hoffman

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Lisa Hoffman

October 25, 2017

This year, Foundation Center West is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a resource hub for social sector professionals and organizations. This is the third installment in a blog series highlighting our four decades of social sector service. We spoke with some of the leading voices in Bay Area philanthropy, including Lisa Hoffman, Bay Area social sector coach, consultant, and Zen priest

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits

October 18, 2017

This year, Foundation Center West is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a resource hub for social sector professionals and organizations. This is the first installment in a blog series highlighting our four decades of social sector service. We spoke with some of the leading voices in Bay Area philanthropy, including Jan Masaoka, chief executive officer at The California Association of Nonprofits.

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Charles Fields of The Irvine Foundation

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Charles Fields of The Irvine Foundation

October 12, 2017

This year, Foundation Center West is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a resource hub for social sector professionals and organizations. This is the first in a blog series highlighting four decades of social sector service, with some of the leading voices in Bay Area philanthropy, nonprofits, and consultants. We speak with Charles Fields, chief of staff and planning at The James Irvine Foundation

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.

Fueling Innovation Through Competition

Fueling Innovation Through Competition

March 21, 2017

Countless ideas are abandoned because entrepreneurs could not find the proper funding or mentorship to build their idea from a mere thought to a reality. June Sugiyama, director of Vodafone Americas Foundation, reports that this is where the philanthropic sector is well positioned to take risks, and can help fill the gap by providing grants to new social impact ideas and start-ups.

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YouthGiving.org: Showcasing The Power Of Youth As Grantmakers

August 15, 2016

YouthGiving.org connects members of the youth giving movement, elevates the stories of incredible young leaders, and provides a gathering place to propel the movement forward. Sarah Bahn, Foundation Center intern, shares how young people are enhancing the social sector through philanthropy.