SoCal Grantmakers is excited to announce the return of our signature professional learning program, Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking, this fall! For nearly two decades, SCG has proudly offered this content-rich, introductory training to foundation staff new to the field (less than two years) and to seasoned philanthropic professionals across California looking to revisit their core grantmaking skills.
This year, Fundamentals will be a virtual course held weekly from October to November and includes a virtual Visit with A Grantmaker component, where participants will have an opportunity to engage with another foundation and learn about their grantmaking approaches. We are proud to offer an interdisciplinary curriculum led by key changemakers in our sector and designed for participants to learn essential grantmaking skills and competencies, develop new connections with their peers, and apply these lessons in the workplace.
Program registrants are required to attend all seven Fundamentals sessions, in addition to the Visit with A Grantmaker virtual session, to receive a certificate of completion. Fundamentals is an intimate learning community where all participants must be present and engaged in every lesson. At the request of our facilitators, session recordings will not be made available. We strongly advise all interested participants to please review the session dates below to avoid scheduling conflicts.
To preserve the intention and spirit of this learning community, space in our virtual course is limited. Due to high demand, we recommend you register before the deadline on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Grantmaking for a New Age: Crises and Continuity
Wednesday, October 12th | 9:45 am—12:30 pm PST
Establishing Authentic Relationships with Nonprofit Partners
Wednesday, October 19th | 9:45 am—12:30 pm PST
Numbers Tell a Story: Understanding Financial Statements
Wednesday, October 26th | 9:45 am—12:30 pm PST
The Art of Advocacy: Philanthropy’s role in the Public Policy Engagement
(**A joint session with our partners at Northern California Grantmakers)
Friday, November 4th | 10:00 am—12:30 pm PST
Adopting A Compassionate and Philanthropic Career and Lifestyle
Wednesday, November 9th | 9:45 am—12:30 pm PST
Centering Equity in Grantmaking
Wednesday, November 16th | 9:45 am—12:30 pm PST
The Principles of Trust-Based Philanthropy
Wednesday, November 30th | 9:45 am—12:30 pm PST
Visit with a Grantmaker
Virtual Visit with a Grantmaker will take place between October 24 to November 3rd, 2022. Assignments are made based on availability and on a first come first served basis.
You will only be attending one 90 minute session. All participants are required to participate in Visit With A Grantmaker in order to successfully complete Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking and obtain your certificate of completion.
Confirmation of VWG assignments will be sent shortly after your first Fundamentals session on Oct 12th. Once we have sent your assignment, changes cannot be made.