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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.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:45am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:45am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:45am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:45am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

Monday, July 23, 2018 (All day)

Professional Development Resources

Thursday, June 28, 2018
This month’s Public Policy Roundup includes the Public Policy Institute of California’s recent analysis on the impact census data has on federal funds and California’s spending.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Opposing the Proposed Changes Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Philanthropy California joined organizations across the state in submitting comments on two critical 2020 Census-related regulations. Both proposals, if enacted, would impede...