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.

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.

Making Effective Collaboration Possible

Making Effective Collaboration Possible

May 24, 2017

What if someone told you to avoid collaboration if possible. Now I’ve got your attention, huh. That’s the warning given, in bright bold orange letters, in the opening pages of the Fund for Our Economic Future’s Collaboration Handbook. “Collaboration should only be pursued when it is absolutely necessary to achieve the desired change,” writes Chris Thompson, the handbook’s author. “Collaboration should never be the goal,” he goes on. “It is a means to the goal.”

And then, he says this: “But just because collaboration is needed doesn’t mean it is possible.”

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Get In The Game: Advocate

April 6, 2017

Regardless of a nonprofit’s unique mission and goals, legislative advocacy can be an effective tool to further the organization’s cause.  A nonprofit organization that is involved in legislative advocacy ultimately allow their members to see an active organization championing their cause. Here are three strategies to help propel your nonprofit organization's legislative advocacy efforts.

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