Frances Phillips, program director for The Creative Work Fund, is offering three upcoming webinars and an in-person session for potential grantees. The Creative Work Fund was launched in the summer of 1994 and the first five grants were made that December. Three-hundred and fifty-four grants later, Frances is helping applicants make the best case for funding.
If you're looking to raise some extra capital for your nonprofit, selling online can be a great way to go — generating publicity as well as funds for your cause. Patrick Foster explains how to make the most of e-commerce for your nonprofit.
Online giving has grown substantially in recent years and shows no signs of slowing down. Darian Rodriguez Heyman shares the tips, tools, and how-to steps for success your nonprofit needs to know to make the most of your digital presence.
The Funding Information Network highlights one of their oldest partners, The Texas Grants Resource Center (TGRC) at the University of Texas at Austin. They recently completed a re-branding initiative and developed a sustainability plan. Ellen Moutos Lee, TRGC FIN supervisor, discusses these processes and explains how TRGC stays relevant in their local community.
Boris Kievsy, founder of dotOrgStrategy.com and Speed of Like, outlines how nonprofits can better represent themselves through storytelling. He employs tips and tricks from Hollywood narrative formulas to do so.
Foundation Center West, in partnership with Community Counseling Service (CCS), hosted a panel discussion, Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: A National Perspective and a Bay Area Perspective. Philanthropy leaders from the Greater Bay Area discussed current philanthropy trends analyzed in the latest Giving USA report.
Michael Stein, a writer and digital strategist who focuses on social sector causes, addresses donor stewardship. He provides tips for nonprofits on how to engage and retain donors.
Forty-one states require registration for nonprofits that solicit contributions within their borders. That includes grants. Harbor Compliance answers the top 5 questions they get in regards to grant applications and state registration requirements.
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.
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.