Foundation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City. The Center’s stated mission is "to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world." Foundation Center maintains comprehensive databases on grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers education and training programs online and at its five regional library/learning centers and more than 470 Funding Information Network locations.

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  • Join us as we talk about diversity, equity and inclusion, and “how we do good, better today and into the future”, with Floyd Mills, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for The Council on Foundations. This special event is part of a celebration of Foundation Center Midwest's 40 years of service and promotion of philanthropy and impact in Cleveland, Ohio, and across the region.

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  • Learn how to move your board from the reporting and activity mode of operation to a results-based approach that is informed and inspired by purpose. We’ll explore the characteristics and practices of a results-based board in relationship to the organization, and the board’s own effectiveness. We’ll also discuss a case study to look at how a boards culture and practices can be shifted, in partnersh...

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  • Representatives of nonprofit organizations and individual artists interested in learning how to apply to the Creative Work Fund for its 2018 cycle are invited to attend this informational session. The director of the Creative Work Fund will describe guidelines, the grantmaking process and respond to questions from potential applicants. The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organiz...

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  • New board members from the business world often speak a different language and operate from a different culture from the nonprofit board they join, which can result in a bumpy experience. This interactive session will look at how to effectively recruit, onboard and integrate such board members. The main goal is a seamless start leading to a productive and mutually satisfying experience, along with...

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  • In light of shrinking government budgets, an increase in extreme wealth, and stories raising the alarm about threats to American democracy, how are foundations engaging with U.S. democracy? The simple answer is: in many ways! Foundation Center, in partnership with eight foundations, developed the Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy data visualization platform to help answer this question. This v...

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  • This 60 minute workshop will help your organization craft an effective and integrated video strategy that will give you a solid ROI. Using real case studies, we will cover video strategy best practices and common mistakes social enterprises and nonprofits make when planning out their video strategy. Best of all, we’ll get to watch a lot of awesome videos in the middle of a workday! This workshop w...

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  • Author and community organizer Andy Robinson explains how to plan a successful and well-organized fundraising house party in only six weeks. Topics include: -organizing the host committee -developing an invitation list -preparing a practical planning calendar -identifying and implementing strategies for soliciting donations -engaging board members in the process from start to finish More info at...

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  • Join Kim Klein, internationally known fundraising trainer and author of Fundraising for Social Change for an engaging conversation on the latest edition. Kim will share tips on asking, strategies for donor acquisition and retention, as well as common sense approaches to many fundraising challenges. Now in its 7th Edition, Fundraising for Social Change continues as the preeminent guide to securing...

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  • Presented in partnership with Community Counselling Service (CCS), a leading global fundraising consulting and management firm that provides fundraising, development services and strategic consulting to non-profit organizations worldwide. Join leaders and colleagues from San Francisco’s non-profit sector for Giving USA Review of Results and Analysis: A National Perspective and A Bay Area Perspect...

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