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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.

Supporting Nonprofit Financial Sustainability and Impact

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
9:00am - 12:00pm
Center for Healthy Communities

The social sector is experiencing tremendous changes and foundations, individual donors, corporations, government, nonprofits, and community leaders are beginning to shift how they understand sustainability.

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Special Initiatives 

Assessing Advocacy and Community Organizing Capacity

Monday, July 11, 2016
9:00am - 11:30am
Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Would you like to learn more about your grantees' advocacy and community organizing strengths and gaps? Have you wondered how you can fund groups that complement each other in order to help strengthen their social change effectiveness?

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