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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.

Human-Centered Design Thinking

Thursday, January 16, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am
Center for Healthy Communities

Human-Centered Design (aka “Design thinking”) has become an incredibly popular framework for problem-solving in social change organizations, classrooms, and boardrooms. More than just a philosophy, the methodology begins with deep user empathy and


Key Financial and Compliance Strategies for Private Foundations

Monday, October 28, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Southern California Grantmakers

Does your private foundation find it difficult to navigate ever-changing financial and compliance requirements?

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Community Foundation Excellence (CFE) Fundamentals Course - Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 to Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles

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