Join Foundation Center West and a panel of funders as we address how philanthropy is working to address persisting challenges for LGBTQ people and communities.
This three-day project-based immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals. Participants will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funder’s perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch.
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!
Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!
Leaders are searching for new ways to involve important stakeholders in advocacy. Learn how to connect your clients, communities, and their stories to your work to effect greater policy change.
Come and meet John Mitterholzer, Senior Program Officer for the environment at The George Gund Foundation and learn about the Foundation's support of environmental programs as well as the current state of environmental funding in Greater Cleveland.
Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.
When grant application guidelines don't ask you for something that you know is important, what should you do? Learn how to identify and anticipate a funder’s needs when preparing a proposal.
Get your grantseeking in gear!! Bring your computer and learn the best ways to enhance your grantseeking using Foundation Directory Online and other essential tools.
Social change brands are a powerful expression of an organization’s mission and values. Learn how to translate a clearly-defined brand strategy into effective online experiences to increase organizational cohesion, capacity, and impact.
Join leaders and colleagues from San Francisco’s non-profit sector for Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: A National Perspective and A Bay Area Perspective.
Total giving to U.S. charities rose 2.7 percent to an estimated $390.05 billion in 2016, according to the latest edition of Giving USA. Tune in to hear national and Bay Area perspectives from leaders in San Francisco’s non-profit sector.
Come to our second annual summer event at the Foundation Center!
Join Kim Klein, internationally known fundraising trainer and author of Fundraising for Social Change for an engaging conversation on the latest edition.
Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support.