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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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (All day)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (All day)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (All day)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (All day)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (All day)

Professional Development Resources

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
This meeting featured a conversation with Anne Bown-Crawford , Executive Director of the California Arts Council (CAC). The CAC builds public will and resources for the arts; fosters accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of...

Monday, May 13, 2019
This blog was originally published by Connie Malloy, Portfolio Director of the James Irvine Foundation on May 8, 2019 on the foundation's website . Connie was a speaker at SCG's 2019 Public Policy Conference on the topic of the 2020 Census and...

Monday, May 13, 2019
Governor Newsom's May Revision to his proposed 2019-20 state budget continues to call for bold investments in creating economic security and opportunities for Californians, while also fostering the state’s fiscal health. The Governor forecasts...