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September 2022

Sep

27

Partner Event Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30 am - Tuesday, October 4 @ 12:00 pm

Foundations of Racial Equity 2022 | Session 3: Healing Justice – An Integral Approach to Advancing Racial Equity

Organized by: Philanthropy California

About the Series Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in philanthropy and in our institutions, often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we are stretching to become our best selves, rise to the moment, and progress toward racial equity. Foundations of Racial Equity is a space for guidance and fellowship on the path to racial justice. Wherever you are on your journey, we invite you…

Sep

29

Funder Meeting Thursday, September 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Do the Work: Imperial County

Deadline to register is Tuesday, September 27! Imperial County is both the youngest and the least populated county in California, and boasts an area more than twice the square miles of the State of Delaware. With agriculture accounting for almost 50% of all its jobs, Imperial County produces two-thirds of all the vegetables consumed by Americans during the winter. Home to the Salton Sea and an incredibly active renewable energy sector including solar, wind, geothermal and possibly one of the…

October 2022

Oct

6

Partner Event Thursday, October 6

Orange County Grantmakers Summit 2022

Organized by: Orange County Grantmakers

Orange County Grantmakers is pleased to announce their 2022 Summit, Orange County’s largest convening of nonprofit and community leaders, is back in-person on Thursday, October 6, 2022. OC Grantmakers are thrilled to host this year’s event in partnership with Orange Coast College. The theme, “Breaking Barriers: Partnership, Power Sharing and the Collective Good,” captures promising practices, the sharing of case studies and best practices, inspirational stories and breakthrough conversations among Orange County community, funders and nonprofit leaders alike, on our…

Oct

6

Funder Meeting Thursday, October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 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 our…

Oct

6

Partner Event Thursday, October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

Politifest 2022

Organized by: Voice of San Diego

Too often, debates between candidates for office or two opposing sides of an initiative happen in hotel ballrooms hosted by special interests. Even when a media organization or general interest group hosts a debate, it’s usually just one discussion. Politifest is Voice of San Diego’s (VOSD) annual summit dedicated to the most relevant debates and discussions for local voters and residents. Launched in 2011, they strove to gather the most interesting debates, candidates and issues and make them accessible to…

Oct

8

Partner Event Saturday, October 8 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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One event on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

Politifest 2022

Organized by: Voice of San Diego

Too often, debates between candidates for office or two opposing sides of an initiative happen in hotel ballrooms hosted by special interests. Even when a media organization or general interest group hosts a debate, it’s usually just one discussion. Politifest is Voice of San Diego’s (VOSD) annual summit dedicated to the most relevant debates and discussions for local voters and residents. Launched in 2011, they strove to gather the most interesting debates, candidates and issues and make them accessible to…

Oct

11

Funder Meeting Tuesday, October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Do the Work: Indigenous Communities

The history, connection to place, and breadth of culture amongst indigenous communities in San Diego County is deep and intricate. There is much we can learn to better understand the role philanthropy can play in supporting the self-determination and sovereignty of first nations. Join us for a unique session with the Campo Kumeyaay Nation and the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, and an all-day exploration of their on-going work, diversity of experience, and shared histories. The day will provide a…

Oct

11

Partner Event Tuesday, October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

2022 Ballot Measures & Nonprofits: What to Know and How to Engage

Organized by: The California Policy Forum

What measures are on the 2022 ballot in California and what do they mean for our state’s social sector? The 2022 midterm elections are around the corner and this year California voters have a say on seven ballot measures addressing such issues as reproductive rights, public health, arts funding, electric vehicles, and more. We invite you to join your fellow California nonprofits and funders to explore: What key 2022 ballot measures could have the biggest impact on your work? How…

Oct

13

Smart Growth California invites you to a funder discussion on how smaller cities across the state can and should be planning for sustainable and equitable growth. Much has been conjectured about the burgeoning trend of outward migration from California’s urban hubs as a result of the rise in remote work, but the push away from cities is not new; Californians, especially low- and middle-income communities of color, have increasingly sought more affordable places to live on the outskirts of cities…

Oct

14

Organized by: The Nonprofit Institute

The 10th Annual State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit includes findings from the 2022 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Report which highlights the current state of San Diego’s nonprofit sector and the philanthropy that supports it. Over the last year, local nonprofits have worked tirelessly to provide critical leadership and community support to benefit San Diego County. These leaders have steadfastly undertaken their work while confronting challenges such as inflation, labor shortages, deepening political divides, and continued operational adjustments required…

Oct

20

Partner Event Thursday, October 20 @ 9:30 am - Thursday, November 17 @ 12:30 pm

The Collective Power of Communicators: Communications Institute 2022

Organized by: SoCal Grantmakers

Communications professionals, narrative strategists, and storytellers hold immense power and responsibility in shaping just futures. Hosted by SoCal Grantmakers and Northern California Grantmakers, our 2022 Communications Institute will provide technical skills, transformational tools, and a values-aligned peer network to harness our collective power. In this five-session virtual training series program, we will offer best practices along with peer spaces to apply those practices to your real-life challenges. We can’t do this alone. When we feel in our full agency, connected…

Oct

20

Partner Event Thursday, October 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Collective Power of Communicators: Communications Institute 2022

Organized by: SoCal Grantmakers

Communications professionals, narrative strategists, and storytellers hold immense power and responsibility in shaping just futures. Hosted by SoCal and Northern California Grantmakers, the 2022 Communications Institute will provide technical skills, transformational tools, and a values-aligned peer network to harness our collective power. This five-session, virtual training series program, offers best practices along with peer spaces to apply those practices to your real-life challenges. We can’t do this alone. When we feel in our full agency, connected to a values-aligned network,…

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