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Frequently Asked Questions

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About Our Website

For Members

For Non-Members

For Grantseekers
 

About our Website

I am an SCG member. How do I sign into the new website?
Please click here to request a new password. Enter the email address you previously used for our website in the "username" field. Click the "email new password" button. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password. Click on the link in your email which will take you to the "reset your password" page. Click the "Log in" button and enter your new password on the next page. Press save. 

Where can I edit my profile?
Go to your account, click "edit" then click on "edit profile" next to the link for "account."

How do I reset my password?
Please click here

How can I create an account?
Please click on Log In and then select "register a new account." If you are a member, your account will be approved and a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to set your password. For non-SCG members, the system administrator will confirm your account and you will receive an email confirming your username and a link to set your password. In order to register for an event you must create an account.  

How do I register for an event?
Please click here, select the event you would like to attend and then click "register." Next, fill out your information and payment details (if needed). Please note that adding an event to your calendar is not the same as registering for the event. You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully registered for an event. SCG members, please be sure to log in first in order to receive the member rate. 

How can I see my recent event registrations?
Go to your account and click on "recent orders." Here you will find a list of all past event registrations.

How do I update my organization's record?
In order to update your organization's information in the SCG database, please contact Charlotte Anheier.

Can I register multiple people for the same program?
You can register as many people as you'd like from your organization. Please enter the number of people you would like to register by editing the number of registrations in your cart. You will then be prompted to select your colleagues from a list. To add more colleagues, increase the number of event registrations in your cart. If you do not see the option to select one of your colleagues (from your organization), please contact us so we can add them to our database. 

Why can't I access some resources and events?
Some of our website content is available only to current members. If you are a current member, make sure you are logged in to your SCG account to ensure access to members-only resources. If you believe you are getting an "access denied" message in error, please contact us.

How are SCG's resources collected?
SCG's new resource collection features materials from SCG's programs as well as resources submitted through a shared knowledgebase with regional associations across the country. We also accept submissions from our members and the public to share resources on our website. Submit a resource here

How can I post a job on your website?
Please complete this short form. SCG posts job listings at no cost to members and members' grantee organizations (this must be requested by the member organization). Non-members may post job opportunities for a fee of $100 per listing. Job openings are listed for one month, or until SCG is asked to remove the listing. 

How do I join your mailing list?
Non-SCG members, please complete this form. SCG members may indicate their mail preferences on their user profile.

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For Members

I forgot my password. How do I get a new one?
Click here to reset your password, or click Log In at the top right of your screen and select the Forgot Password link. An email will be sent to you containing a link which will allow you to reset your password.

How do I register for an event?
Please click here, select the event you would like to attend and then click "register." Next, fill out your information and payment details (if needed). Please note that adding an event to your calendar is not the same as registering for the event. You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully registered for an event. SCG members, please be sure to log in first in order to receive the member rate.

How do I find out what my dues are?
Please contact Amanda Byrd, Vice President, Membership & Communications, at (213) 680-8866 ext. 226 or [email protected].

Who has access to the information in the SCG member directory?
Only current SCG members have access to the SCG membership directory. Non-members are only able to view a list of organizations that are members of SCG. None of your personal or organizational details are visible to non-members. If you would like to hide your organization from this list, please contact Charlotte Anheier.

How do I update my personal contact information and interests shown in the directory? How can I opt out of being included in the directory?
To update your contact information or other details on your individual profile, please go to My Account, click "edit" and click "edit profile" on the next page. Here you will be able to update contact information and edit your funding areas of interest and professional development interests. Please note that this information is private and visible only to current SCG members; non-members will not see your name or any other personal info. To opt out of being listed in the directory, simply uncheck the "Include in Membership Directory" field on your edit profile page. 

How do I update my organization's contact information and funding areas shown in the directory? How can we opt out of being included in the directory?
To update your organization's listing, please have your organization's Primary Contact person send an email to [email protected].

How can I request an invoice for membership dues, registrations or sponsorships?
Please contact our Member Engagement Manager to obtain an invoice or other financial documents.

How can I suggest a program/event or recommend a partnership?
Please fill out this form to recommend a program or partnership. A member of SCG's programs team will follow up with you. 

I am affiliated with two SCG member organizations. Does this show up in the SCG Member Directory?
Yes, one of the organization's will be your primary affiliation but you will show up on both organization's staff rosters. If the incorrect affiliation is listed on your account and profile, please contact [email protected]

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For Non-Members 

How can I become a member?
Click here for information on eligibility, our simple application process, and the benefits of joining SCG. Please feel free to contact our Vice President, Membership & Communications, Amanda Byrd.

Can I attend an SCG program or event?
You may register as a non-member if you or your organization are eligible to apply for SCG membership. If you do not meet SCG’s eligibility criteria, you will not be able to attend SCG events even as a non-member. To register for an event as a non-member, please first register a new account on our website. An administrator will contact you shortly to approve your account. Once you have completed the account set-up process, you will be able to register for our events. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Byrd, Vice President, Membership & Communications, at (213) 680-8866 x.226 or [email protected]

How do I register for an event?
In order to register as a non-member for an SCG event, you must have an approved user account on our website. If you do not have a user account, please create one. We will contact you shortly to approve your account. When your user account has been approved, please sign in and then go to the page for the event you wish to attend. Click "register" and fill out your information and payment details (if needed). Please note that adding an event to your calendar is not the same as registering for the event. You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully registered for an event.

What does it cost to join SCG?
Philanthropic Members and Government Members support SCG’s efforts through annual contributions based upon their total prior year’s grants and their geographic area. There is a flat rate for Philanthropic Consultant membership. Please click here for information on calculating your dues. 

Am I eligible to be an SCG member?
In order to join SCG as a Philanthropic Member or Government Member, you/your organization must give at least $25,000 annually in SCG's service region: Los Angeles, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Consultants may join SCG if you provide references for programmatic, management, governance, or strategy consulting to organizations or individuals who meet SCG’s grantmaker eligibility criteria.

Who is SCG for? Who are SCG members?
SCG members are grantmakers, individual philanthropists, and consultants. You may be eligible to join if you are a family foundation, private independent foundation, community or public foundation, corporate foundation or corporate giving program, individual philanthropist, or government agency located in SCG’s region and giving at least $25,000 in grants annually, or located outside SCG’s region and giving at least $25,000 in grants annually in the region. Philanthropic collaboratives whose members, as a group, meet these criteria may also be eligible to apply. Please click here for a list of member organizations.

What is a regional association of grantmakers?
A regional associations of grantmakers is a professional association for individuals and organizations in the philanthropic sector. Please visit www.givingforum.org for more information.

How can I suggest a program/event or recommend a partnership?
Please fill out this form to recommend a program or partnership. A member of SCG's programs team will follow up with you. 
 
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For Grantseekers

Does SCG give grants?
SCG is a nonprofit professional association and does not give grants.

What does SCG do?
We create educational programs, connections and resources for foundations and companies to help them improve their ability to make a difference in the community. 

Where can I find a list of your members/foundations in Southern California?
We do not share our members' contact information with the public. For a list of member organizations, please visit our membership directory.

I am starting a nonprofit. Where do I find information and funding?
The Center for Nonprofit Management offers many helpful resources, including publications and a full calendar of training on fund development and other topics.  

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