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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 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:45am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:45am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:45am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Professional Development Resources

Monday, September 17, 2018
Learn more about the SCG 2018 Annual Conference . In this time of deep division about the crucial challenges facing our communities and our country, #SCGAnnualCon18 brought together SoCal philanthropy leaders for cutting-edge learning and deep...

Thursday, August 30, 2018
IN THIS ISSUE Spotlight on State Legislation Senate Bill 1004 (Wiener): Making Prevention and Early Intervention Services Equally Accessible Assembly Bill 2162 (Chiu): Planning and Zoning for Supportive Housing Homeless Emergency Aid Program From...

Thursday, August 23, 2018
IN THIS ISSUE 2018 Annual Conference: Our Common Humanity Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) March 11-13, 2019 2020 Census Philanthropy Takes Action Philanthropy CA Testifies Before Senate & Assembly Joint Hearing Resources from We All Count:...