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April 2021

Apr

20

Webinar Tuesday, April 20 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, April 21 @ 2:30 pm

Full Cost Workshop

Join Nonprofit Finance Fund and Philanthropy California to advance full cost practices for the nonprofit sector by participating in a remote learning series in April. This workshop series invites you to take what you’ve learned as a nonprofit leader or funder and help pave the way for others to have transformative conversations about more equitable funding practices. We intuitively understand: the less nonprofits stress about money, the better they do. That’s pretty straight forward. So it may come as a relief to know that…

Apr

20

Funder Meeting Tuesday, April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Military Funders Meeting

The Military Funders is a funder collaboration that focuses on helping military and veteran families in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Military Funders connects Catalyst members and cross-sector partners to learn and explore ways to collectively support local active military personnel, veterans, and their families. Currently exploring mental health issues, the group began its collaborative funding helping with the difficult transition from active duty to civilian status and has recently funded solutions to food and housing insecurity. Target Audience This…

Apr

23

Webinar Friday, April 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Friday Morning Refresh

Current conditions continue to place enormous demands on us. Still, we have cause for hope: bold new leadership in many places, budgetary step stones toward a just recovery, and a rising tide of action to disrupt systemic racism. Now, as always, we are each asked to bring clarity, generosity, and courage to our efforts to heal, reimagine, and rebuild toward large-scale change. We are invited to make space, in the midst of urgency, to notice more, re-vision priorities, reconnect with…

Apr

23

Organized by: The James Irvine Foundation

Join the James Irvine Foundation for a conversation with Leadership Awards alumni - followed by a keynote address from Senior Advisor on Social Innovation for Governor Gavin Newsom, Kathleen Kelly Janus The James Irvine Foundation and USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy are hosting a one-hour virtual event featuring alumni of Irvine’s Leadership Awards. After brief remarks provided by representatives from Irvine and USC Schwarzenegger Institute, three nonprofit leaders will join Emmy Award winning television journalist Alex Cohen…

Apr

27

Trust-based philanthropy encourages us to rethink our notions of traditional philanthropic roles, which tend to prioritize transactions over relationships. In fact, a trust-based approach encourages us to understand our roles as partners working in service of nonprofits and communities. Traditional Philanthropy has institutionalized and perpetuated harmful tropes about funders as experts and nonprofits as needy people who need to be held accountable. This has been perpetuated institutionally through our grantmaking practices, but also in less obvious ways, such as job…

Apr

30

Webinar Friday, April 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Friday Morning Refresh

Current conditions continue to place enormous demands on us. Still, we have cause for hope: bold new leadership in many places, budgetary step stones toward a just recovery, and a rising tide of action to disrupt systemic racism. Now, as always, we are each asked to bring clarity, generosity, and courage to our efforts to heal, reimagine, and rebuild toward large-scale change. We are invited to make space, in the midst of urgency, to notice more, re-vision priorities, reconnect with…

May 2021

May

6

Funder Meeting Thursday, May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Funders Together to End Homelessness Meeting

Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego (FTEHSD) is a collaborative of individual, public and private funders that explore and invest in effective systems change and services to end homelessness in San Diego County. The group is fiscally sponsored by Catalyst. FTEHSD’s goal is to build a San Diego County collaborative of funders who are committed to solving homelessness through leadership, education, and advocacy; strategic collaboration, alignment and focus of resources; and effective promotion and replication of evidence-based practices in…

May

7

Webinar Friday, May 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Friday Morning Refresh

Current conditions continue to place enormous demands on us. Still, we have cause for hope: bold new leadership in many places, budgetary step stones toward a just recovery, and a rising tide of action to disrupt systemic racism. Now, as always, we are each asked to bring clarity, generosity, and courage to our efforts to heal, reimagine, and rebuild toward large-scale change. We are invited to make space, in the midst of urgency, to notice more, re-vision priorities, reconnect with…

May

14

Webinar Friday, May 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Friday Morning Refresh

Current conditions continue to place enormous demands on us. Still, we have cause for hope: bold new leadership in many places, budgetary step stones toward a just recovery, and a rising tide of action to disrupt systemic racism. Now, as always, we are each asked to bring clarity, generosity, and courage to our efforts to heal, reimagine, and rebuild toward large-scale change. We are invited to make space, in the midst of urgency, to notice more, re-vision priorities, reconnect with…

May

14

Funder Meeting Friday, May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

STEAM Funders Meeting

The STEAM Funders support education and training that contributes to a workforce pipeline trained in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, with strong creativity and interpersonal skills. Established in July 2016, the STEAM Funders collaborative at Catalyst maintains strong connections to the San Diego STEM Ecosystem Initiative spearheaded by Fleet Science Center and also explores other opportunities to contribute to this field. This collaborative focuses on building opportunities for women/girls and students of color and advancing digital equity. Target Audience This…

May

19

Partner Event Wednesday, May 19 @ 9:30 am - Thursday, May 20 @ 12:30 pm

NCG’s Virtual 2021 Annual Conference

Organized by: Northern California Grantmakers

Join Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) for their largest event of the year to explore our individual and collective roles in this moment. They will examine what change is needed in our systems, how we can sharpen our practices, and the opportunity to leverage the positions we each hold. They will offer opportunities to explore new ideas, chat informally, engage actively, and as always, share some laughter along the way. This year, NCG celebrates 40 years of doing more together than…

May

19

Funder Meeting Wednesday, May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Binational Migration Funders Meeting

The Binational Migration Funders seek to ensure the legal and wellness needs of all immigrants and refugees who pass from Mexico through San Diego and Imperial Counties are met, and advocates for sustainable permanent immigration infrastructure to meet those needs in the future. The vision of the Binational Migration Funders Collaborative acknowledges the need for a rapid-response as well as a longer-term, movement building strategy. Join us to meet the City of San Diego's new Immigrant Affairs Manager, Farhat Popal, to…

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