The Golden State Learning Series

Hosted in partnership with Philanthropy California

Event Details

This highly-interactive, six-session online learning series gives California grantmakers the opportunity to learn from peers about grantmaking approaches and practices that nonprofits say contribute most to their success. Local examples and regional experiences are woven into the program, which also offers participants the opportunity to pinpoint key challenges, reflect on personal experiences and identify key actions that they individually can take to improve practice.

By participating in this series you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the practices that can have the greatest impact on nonprofit success from grantmakers both inside and outside of California
  • Identify examples and ideas of practice changes you can individually make based on the experiences of fellow grantmakers, and
  • Make connections to other California grantmakers who can support you in your work.

Start: Wednesday, September 5, 11:00 AM Pacific

End: Tuesday, November 6, 12:30 PM Pacific

Applications open are June 18 - July 23, and we encourage you to apply if:

  • Your organization is a current member of GEO, Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers or San Diego Grantmakers
  • You have worked in philanthropy for 2- 7 years
  • You are in some way involved in your organization’s grantmaking and are interested in learning more about how you can engage in smarter grantmaking practices
  • You can commit to attending and participating in the majority of sessions for The Golden State Learning Series

Apply for the Series

The application period is June 18 – July 23, 2018.

Schedule and Topics

Session 1: Wednesday, September 5, 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. PT

Series Kick-off

Session 2: Tuesday, September 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT

Collaboration – featuring Sergio Cuellar, program manager, Sierra Health Foundation

Session 3: Wednesday, October 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT

Learning and Evaluation - featuring Manuel Fierro, director, integration & learning, First 5 LA

Session 4: Wednesday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT

Inclusive Grantmaking - featuring Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo, program officer, Akonadi Foundation

Session 5: Wednesday, October 31, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT

Capacity Building - featuring Catherine Bryan, director, tribal and community institutions, First Nations Development Institute

Session 6: Tuesday, November 6, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT

Closing

Kristen Scott Kennedy

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