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Capacity Building

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Here's How an Equity Focus and Capacity Building Go Hand-In-Hand for This Local Funder

Release Date: 
01/09/2017

There's been a lot of attention lately to foundations promoting equity after decades of rising inequality. But one thread of this shift drawing less notice is how these funders are also giving more attention to capacity building.

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California Community Foundation Awards $5.5 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles County

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12/20/2016

LOS ANGELES – December 20, 2016 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $5,569,746 through 34 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the great needs and potential of our region.

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Collaborative Efforts We Love! A Joint Blog Post from GEO, SCG, NCG, and SDG

Release Date: 
09/23/2016

Collaboration- it’s been on our minds a lot lately. Across the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors many organizations are throwing aside the “go-it-alone” mentality in favor of working together to address complex problems.

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Resources from the 2019 Family Philanthropy Conference

Publication date: 
06/20/2019

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 by our speakers and panelists. Please do keep checking back for updates as more resources will be made available within the coming week. 

 

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Resources from An Innovation in Nonprofit Sustainability: Launching the Southern California Capacity Building Collaborative

Publication date: 
04/30/2019

Event Overview

How can funders address the targeted capacity building needs of nonprofits, at scale, throughout Southern California? The Annenberg Foundation and Catchafire, working with other Southern California funders and SCG, are building a regional collaborative that will focus on nonprofit sustainability in an innovative new way.

This collaborative aims to democratize capacity building support and make it available to every nonprofit in the region. Learn more about their vision and how your organization might get involved.

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Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

Publication date: 
01/19/2018

The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. Studies show the percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20% for the last 15 years even as the country becomes more diverse.

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Report on California Approach to Education and Implementation of OMB 2 CFR200

Publication date: 
07/26/2017

As part of SCG’s work to support a healthy nonprofit ecosystem, we recently concluded a year-long initiative to educate California state government and local officials about new federal contracting rules on indirect cost reimbursement, known as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance.

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Report on California Approach to Education and Implementation of OMB 2 CFR200

Publication date: 
07/26/2017

Among the challenges nonprofits face in providing high-quality service and producing strong outcomes to their work, managing the limited overhead allowed by most private and government grant and contracts is one of the toughest. Over the past several years, there have been efforts to explain how the “overhead myth” – that the best nonprofits operated with the least overhead – hampers service delivery, jeopardizes nonprofits’ sustainability and ultimately reduces the impact of public and private funding and to find collaborative solutions that will strengthen nonprofit organizations.

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