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October 2014

Opening Plenary – Learning from Our Past to Enhance Our Future

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us at the Opening Plenary of the Council on Foundation’s 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations in Cleveland, OH, featuring TSFF’s new CEO, Fred Blackwell. Speakers will include: Fred Blackwell, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation Mike Goorhouse, President and CEO, The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area James A. Joseph, Director, Duke University Stacy Palmer, Editor, Chronicle of Philanthropy Ronald B. Richard, President & CEO, The Cleveland Foundation Javier Alberto Soto , President & CEO, The Miami Foundation

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Nonprofit Readiness and Resilience Training in San Francisco

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
The World Affairs Council,
312 Sutter Street , San Francisco, 94105 United States
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As the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake approaches, The San Francisco Foundation is offering trainings to Bay Area nonprofit organizations to strengthen their resilience and readiness.

Please join us for a disaster planning and continuity of operations training, with tools that make preparedness easier to adopt and sustain.

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Annual Investment Forum

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
The City Club of San Francisco,
155 Sansome Street, 11th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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Please join us for The San Francisco Foundation’s Annual Investment Forum, featuring a presentation and panel with our financial experts on our investment strategy and latest trends. Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. The City Club of San Francisco 155 Sansome Street, 9th Floor 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast 8:30 a.m. Presentation and panel discussion Featured Presenters: Michael Miller, Co-founder and Managing Director, Colonial Consulting, LLC Andy Ballard, Founder and Managing Partner, Figtree Partners Edward H. McDermott, Managing Director,…

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Many Ways to Give – Emerging and Crossover Trends in Philanthropy and Mission-Based Investing

October 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club of San Francisco,
155 Sansome Street, 11th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 United States

The Financial Planning Association of San Francisco is hosting, “Many Ways to Give – Emerging and Crossover Trends in  Philanthropy and Mission-Based Investing.” Philanthropy has long been an integral and important part of holistic wealth management and legacy planning. According to Charity Navigator, charitable giving totaled over $350 billion in 2013 in the U.S., or about 2% of GDP. Increasingly, there are many more ways to give and do good beyond the traditional donations.  Donor-advised funds have greatly increased the…

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2014 Community Leadership Awards

October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
700 Howard St , San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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  Celebrating Bold Leaders Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 5:30pm 5:30 p.m. Reception in the East Garden 7:00 p.m. Awards Program in the Forum Please RSVP by Thursday, October 2. Join us in celebration of The San Francisco Foundation 2014 Community Leadership Awardees: Headlands Center for the Arts Preserving the arts, culture, and vibrancy of the Bay Area by supporting artists at pivotal points in their careers and engaging visitors in the creative…

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Nonprofit Readiness and Resilience Training in Oakland

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
The California Endowment,
1111 Broadway, Oakland, 94607 United States
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Nonprofit Readiness and Resilience Join TSFF and our partners for a Building Nonprofit Readiness and Resilience Training! As the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake approaches, The San Francisco Foundation is offering trainings to Bay Area nonprofit organizations to strengthen their resilience and readiness. Please join us for a disaster planning and continuity of operations training, with tools that make preparedness easier to adopt and sustain. The training will be offered by CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters. Please RSVP by…

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September 2014

PechaKucha Night Oakland, Vol. 5

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Impact HUB Oakland,
2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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PechaKucha Night Oakland (PKN_Oak) is a seasonal event for sharing ideas and building community.  Each city around the world (over 900 and counting), has a group of producers that convene these fun gatherings over food, drinks, and music with a particular flair – cultural worker/entrepreneurs, Ashara Ekundayo, Jeff Perlstein and Mike Nicholls are no expection to this.  Plus, it’s being housed in the newest & sexiest start-up in the Town, Impact Hub Oakland!  What Happens at PKN_Oak? Presenters are allotted…

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2014 Faiths Series VII: Diversifying Your Funding Base

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
125 12th Street, Suite 400, Oakland, 94607

OCCUR and THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION FAITHS PROGRAM present A Model Built on Faith Diversifying Your Funding Base:  Where to Find Fresh Funding Streams Experts in the field of fund development explain what it means to diversity your funding base and provide effective techniques building a strong and attractive case for potential funding sources. Register for the workshop online. 2014 Faiths Series VII Leadership Essentials/Taking the Lead to Transform Communities The Series VII Workshops are designed to present participants with…

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Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards: Makers, Music & Mimosas

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SOMArts Cultural Center,
934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA United States
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Makers, Music & Mimosas: An afternoon of artist-led creative workshops and live music. 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 and 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. Learn more about the awards and…

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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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