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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.

The HOW and WHY of Social Media

Thursday, April 17, 2014
8:30am - 12:00pm
The Village at 17th Street

Is your organization maximizing its efforts to reach grantees, partners, and philanthropy thought leaders? Have you tried a few social media platforms but aren’t sure how to really take advantage of them to advance your foundation’s work?

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Understanding the State Budget and How Your Organization Can Influence Outcomes

Monday, March 24, 2014
8:30am - 1:00pm
California Community Foundation

SCG is proud to partner with California Budget Project, CalNonprofits, Community Partners, and Public Works on a half-day training for nonprofit, philanthropic, and community leaders to understand the state budget and how your organization can inf

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