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Shark Tank Style Grant Winners Announced!

June 24, 2017

The Boys and Men of Color Executive Directors’ Collaboration Circle awards over $30,000 in grants for collaborative projects designed to help boys and men of color achieve and overcome barriers to success.

Playing the Data Playbook

Playing the Data Playbook

June 19, 2017

Dan Rivas of Idealware explains why nonprofits don't need "big data". Instead they need "little data": information about their organization and their beneficiaries. Be sure to join us on July 13 for a webinar from Idealware about data collection for nonprofits. 

Event Recap: Pride Funders Panel

Event Recap: Pride Funders Panel

June 12, 2017

On June 1, Foundation Center West held a panel discussion, “Beyond Marriage Equality: What’s Next in Funding LGBTQ Issues?” The panelists were: Roger Doughty, president of the Horizons Foundation; Matt Foreman, senior program director, gay and lesbian rights at the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund; J. Alexander Sloan, vice president of strategic partnerships and communications at Tides; and Christine C. Tien, M.P.P., J.D., program manager, South Sacramento at The California Endowment. Foundation Center West director, Michele Dilworth, moderated the discussion.

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Making Effective Collaboration Possible

June 6, 2017

"WARNING: Avoid collaboration if possible!" That’s the bright orange warning in the opening pages of a new handbook by Fund for Our Economic Future that aims to help you recognize -- and achieve -- real "col-lab-or-a-tion" and avoid "co-blab-or-a-tion".

Designing Br@nd Experiences for Social Impact

Designing Br@nd Experiences for Social Impact

May 30, 2017

In the digital age, how can social change brands effectively align organizational strategy with the designed experiences they create, to deliver meaningful value, deepen audience engagement, and achieve greater impact? David Schwartz Founder of Constructive shares how social change organizations can increase their impact by providing strategic brand experiences for their audience.