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September 2014

Social Change, Advocacy and Movement Building: The Role for Funders

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northern California Grantmakers,
160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco, CA United States

What does it mean for a funder to support social change, advocacy, or movement building? Different foundations will answer the question in different ways, but most foundations would agree that the goal is to improve the lives of individuals and communities. We know that no one funder can solve the problems that affect vulnerable communities, and no single nonprofit can address all the needs of the community it serves. So how do funders strategically employ their expertise and resources to…

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Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SOMArts Cultural Center,
934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA United States
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We are pleased to invite you to the opening reception for this year’s Murphy & Cadogen Contemporary Art Awards exhibition. The San Francisco Foundation and SOMArts Cultural Center present a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape. The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition showcases the work of promising visual artists from regional Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs working across disciplines and identifies young artists whose work intersects with emerging trends.…

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Bringing it Home: Place-Based Innovation in the Bay

September 5 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Fort Mason Center,
2 Marina Boulevard , San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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SOCAP is a place for the global community to share its experiences with the world. Meanwhile, significant opportunities and challenges exist in our own backyard. We’ve seen a burst of innovation here in the Bay Area, but we’re also experiencing employment and housing challenges, and broader issues around income and economic inequality. Join us for a discussion with local changemakers working in and with our communities to bridge these divides and create opportunity for all. Speakers: Alexandra Bernadotte, Founder &…

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The San Francisco Foundation’s #BayAreaBold Nightlife

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences,
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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We have been launching bold ideas since 1948, responsible for seeding some of the most beloved institutions in the Bay Area, including KQED, SF Bicycle Coalition, and the Exploratorium, just to name a few. You could say wehave a serious love affair with the Bay Area and we’re throwing a lively shindig at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences to share the love. It’s going to be a night you won’t want to miss! We’ll have notable, buzzworthy Bay Area locals partnering with…

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What is a Justice Funder?

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
California Endowment Conference Center,
1111 Broadway Ave. 7th floor, Oakland, United States
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In this time of accelerated social change, many in philanthropy are grappling with how to affect systemic change to attack the root causes of injustice. How can funders put power back in the hands of marginalized communities, embrace humility and cultural sensitivity so that we can amplify the most innovative solutions emerging from the grassroots, and form authentic, democratic partnerships based on respect, transparency and mutual learning? How can funders realign their organizational priorities to support social movements for progressive…

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SOCAP14: 100 Resilient Cities

September 3 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Fort Mason Center,
2 Marina Boulevard , San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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Approximately 50% of the world’s population lives in cities; estimates project that by 2050 this will increase to 75%. Cities face more frequent and intense natural and manmade threats. These trends indicate that cities need to think and act differently. 100 Resilient Cities – an initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation – is supporting cities to help them adopt innovative approaches to build resilience and maintain vibrant urban communities, including three cities right here in the Bay Area.   Speakers will…

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August 2014

2014 Faiths Series VII: Writing Effective Proposals Intensive Part II

August 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
County of Alameda Conference Center Hayward/Union City Rooms,
125 12th Street, Suite 400, Oakland, 94607 United States

OCCUR and THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION FAITHS PROGRAM present A Model Built on Faith Writing Effective Proposals Intensive Part II This two-day clinic is intense! Writing Effective Proposals will equip you to convey a worthy case to corporations, foundations and other private funders. Participants will tackle this sometimes confusing process with the expert guidance of our consultant team. Register for the workshop online. 2014 Faiths Series VII Leadership Essentials/Taking the Lead to Transform Communities The Series VII Workshops are designed…

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2014 Faiths Series VII: Writing Effective Proposals Intensive Part I

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
County of Alameda Conference Center Hayward/Union City Rooms,
125 12th Street, Suite 400, Oakland, 94607 United States

OCCUR and THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION FAITHS PROGRAM present A Model Built on Faith Writing Effective Proposals Intensive Part I This two-day clinic is intense! Writing Effective Proposals will equip you to convey a worthy case to corporations, foundations and other private funders. Participants will tackle this sometimes confusing process with the expert guidance of our consultant team. Register for the workshop online. 2014 Faiths Series VII Leadership Essentials/Taking the Lead to Transform Communities The Series VII Workshops are designed…

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Nonprofit Mergers: Lessons Learned from a Local Example

August 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Northern California Grantmakers,
160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco, CA United States
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What should funders look for when considering whether to support a proposed merger? What are different ways that a funder can support a proposed merger, beyond direct grantmaking? Since the 2008 recession, the nonprofit and grantmaking communities have steadily paid increasing attention to mergers. The total pool of grantmaking dollars available to support nonprofit mergers has grown, albeit modestly. And more nonprofits have considered merger as a part of their strategy to increase and sustain their impact in the community.…

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California Adaptation Forum

August 19 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel,
Sacramento, CA United States

The Local Government Commission and the State of California invite you to join us in Sacramento this summer for the first ever statewide event specifically focused on climate change adaptation. This unique forum will include over 40 plenaries and breakouts on a wide range of critical issues, and we expect the Forum will attract and engage a diverse mix of over 600 policymakers, practitioners and leaders. The audience will include elected officials, public and private sector leaders, nonprofits, and researchers…

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