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Professional Development

SCG is well known for our highly rated hands-on skills building and professional development programs. Our wide range of offerings caters to philanthropy professionals at all career stages. Our flagship programs include the following:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking: In this SCG signature program, local philanthropic leaders introduce new foundation staff to core grantmaking competencies. Participants also join a site visit with a leading local grantmaker.
  • Senior Peer-to-Peer: Bringing together select senior program staff to engage closely with colleagues in the field, this peer network addresses topics related to leadership development, trends in philanthropy, organizational dynamics, and collaboration.
  • Emerging Leaders Peer-to-Peer NetworkThis program brings together select professionals to engage closely with philanthropic colleagues to discuss and reflect on topics related to philanthropy trends and each member’s professional and personal goals.
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2018 Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:45am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
Where: 
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities

To keep pace with changes in the nonprofit sector and the growing demands on foundation resources, grantmakers must continually sharpen their skills and knowledge.

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Facilitation and Collaborative Leadership Workshop

Thursday, May 31, 2018
9:30am - 1:30pm
Where: 
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities

Skillful collaboration is facilitated by an open mind and heart, keen powers of observation of self and others, compassionate communication, a whole-systems view and a willingness to witness and experience transformation.

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Once Upon a 990-PF: What Story Does Your 990-PF Tell About Your Foundation?

Friday, December 1, 2017
9:00am - 12:30pm
Where: 
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles, California Community Foundation

Have you read your institution's 990-PF lately? Have you ever stopped to think what headlines it might inspire? The IRS recently started releasing e-filed Forms 990 and 990-PF as machine-readable, open data.

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A New Vision for Comprehensive Capacity Building: Orange County Workshop

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
11:45am - 3:45pm
Where: 
Tarsadia Foundation

Do the nonprofits you support have what they need to thrive and produce results?

The nonprofit sector has consistently struggled with retaining strong staff, fundraising effectively, and achieving long-term sustainability.

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A New Vision for Comprehensive Capacity Building: LA Workshop

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: 
Center for Healthy Communities

Do the nonprofits you support have what they need to thrive and produce results?

The nonprofit sector has consistently struggled with retaining strong staff, fundraising effectively, and achieving long-term sustainability.

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Special Initiatives 
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International Grantmaking: Staying Compliant While Working with What You Have

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: 
LA84 Foundation

In this interactive session—designed for both program and grants managers—we will connect the dots between what you need to meet U.S.

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