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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

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (All day)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (All day)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (All day)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (All day)

Professional Development Resources

Monday, June 24, 2019
June marks the conclusion of budget season in the State Capitol! This month’s Public Policy Roundup takes a look at the investments in the state budget that may inform your grantmaking in areas such as early childhood development, housing and...

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Family Philanthropy Conference. We truly hope you enjoyed the conference. If you are interested in learning more about some of the topics presented today, below are additional resources and materials recommended...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority unveiled that in 2019, the homeless population increased by an average of 35% statewide, 12% in the County of Los Angeles, and 16% in the City of Los Angeles. While we are disheartened by the report, there...