Back to top

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, September 16, 2019
As the 2020 Census approaches, Black Californians are again at risk of being undercounted. To address this, the California Black Census & Redistricting Hub is mobilizing Black-led and Black-serving organizations across the state through...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
In preparation for our upcoming annual conference, Christine Essel, President & CEO of SCG, spoke with Trista Harris, our keynote plenary speaker and philanthropic futurist who inspired our conference theme, Foresight Philanthropy . Chris and...