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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

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Professional Development Resources

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The current strike by teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, are affecting thousands of individuals and families in our region and across the nation. From students and...

Friday, December 14, 2018
Thank you for attending our Measuring Poverty Better: The Real Cost Measure in California 2018 . Here are some resources that you might find useful. During the presentation, our guest speakers mentioned two books that were featured in the Real Cost...