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The Keys to Opening the Knowledge Bank

Monday, December 9, 2013
10:00am - 12:15pm PST
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
350 S Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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The Keys to Opening the Knowledge Bank: Interactive Training Featuring New Foundation Center Tools

The online world is transforming the way we learn and connect with each other. But are funders truly harnessing the promise of today’s digital media, open data, and networked mindset? This interactive Foundation Center event will introduce you to exciting new online tools for grantmakers.

SCG invites you to bring your own laptop or tablet for a hands-on training on how to use new and emerging Foundation Center tools. Learn how these resources can facilitate greater understanding of the philanthropic landscape, increase the potential for collaboration, reduce duplication of effort, and cultivate a community of shared learning.

We will begin with a brief overview of online tools for grantmakers, followed by break-outs featuring group demonstrations and learning labs with hands-on access on your own devices, to show the different ways that open and shared data can advance the field of philanthropy. 

This program will cover a variety of knowledge tools:

  • eReporting/Reporting Commitment: Learn how to share your grants data for research, databases, knowledge resources, and data visualizations.
  • Foundation Stats & Population Demographics Wizard: Generate thousands of custom tables and charts on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the nearly 82,000 foundations in the U.S. Get a sneak peek of the Population Demographics Wizard, in development to provide detailed demographic information on populations in your service area.
  • Access new and enhanced transparency tools, concrete steps foundations can take to share their activities and their impact, and multimedia resources.
  • GrantCraft: Use a set of tools and techniques now available as guides, videos, cases, translations, and a map of the craft.
  • Issue Lab: Search this easy-to-use collection of free case studies, white papers, evaluations, and issue briefs from thousands of foundations and nonprofit organizations. 

This session will be presented by Foundation Center staff:

  • Janet Camarena, Director, San Francisco Office and Manager, Glasspockets
  • Gabriela Fitz, Director of Knowledge Management Initiatives
  • Lawrence McGill, Vice President, Research
  • C. Davis Parchment, Manager, Electronic Reporting Program



Prior to the event, registrants will be polled on which tools are of the most interest to them. Breakout sessions will be tailored to focus on participants' top two choices.


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