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October 2021



Webinar Wednesday, October 13 @ 1:00 pm - Wednesday, October 20 @ 3:30 pm

Advancing Equity through Organizational Culture and Operations | FRE Session 4

Organized by: Philanthropy California

In this fourth session of the Foundations of Racial Equity series, we will deepen our understanding and awareness of how our identities  impact our work. We will practice discussing experiences of identity, which is out of pattern for most workplaces. In the two modules of this session, participants will engage in conversation and activities to link their identity to their experience of culture and operations within their organizations. We will cover topics like organizational culture, human resources, vendors, operating capital, investments, and…



Webinar Friday, October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

State of the Arts: Education

We invite you to join us for the fourth session in a six-part Learning Series in partnership with the Clare Rose Foundation and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. State of the Arts: Education, will explore how Creative Youth Development programs are meeting this critical moment for young people. The entire educational system has been brought into a new focus and we are at a pivotal waypoint. The disruption in young people’s education during the pandemic…



Webinar Monday, October 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advocacy 101

Much of our time is spent fine-tuning effective grantmaking and investment practices, but how many of us look at the policies that create a need for grantmaking? This session will explore a powerful tool that is available to you and your grantees/investees: advocacy. While funding can address impacts that have already occurred, changes in public policy yield a new environment that creates opportunity and prevents disproportionate outcomes in people's lives. Simply put, advocacy leverages the impact of available funds so…

November 2021



Webinar Tuesday, November 9 @ 9:30 am - Tuesday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm

Awake to Woke to Work: A Framework for Racial Equity in Your Organization | FRE Session 5

Organized by: Philanthropy California

This fifth session of the Foundations of Racial Equity series explores Equity in the Center's “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture” publication and framework. Equity in the Center’s research is designed to support leaders as they build and expand their organization’s capacity to advance race equity and transform their culture. In these modules, we’ll engage in a critical conversation on the cases, tactics, and tools that will drive action to combat structural racism in the philanthropic and…



Webinar Friday, November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Activating Your Endowment for Good

Do you want to make sure that every part of your philanthropic effort moves your mission forward? You know what happens when you contribute funds to nonprofits, but what's going on with the 95% of your money that is wisely invested to drive future grantmaking? Join us to find out how to activate those dollars right alongside charitable donations and grants. We'll hear from a community foundation, a family foundation, and a giving circle what internal and external changes are…

December 2021



Webinar Tuesday, December 7 @ 9:30 am - Tuesday, December 14 @ 12:00 pm

Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens | FRE Session 6

Organized by: Philanthropy California

In this sixth and final session of the Foundations of Racial Equity Series, we will explore the Association for Black Foundation Executive's (ABFE) approach to grantmaking with a racial equity lens. ABFE's framework provides opportunities for grantmakers to support Black communities, and, more broadly, our greater society. ABFE’s analysis and tools build upon grantmaking with a racial equity lens but are tailored specifically to grantmaking in and for Black communities. By centering systemic anti-Black racism within an intersectional framework through…



Webinar Wednesday, December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Philanthropy California Impact Investing Series | Session 4

Organized by: Philanthropy California

This session is the final in a four-part Philanthropy California learning series for institutional and individual impact investors across California, sponsored by and partnering with RBC Global Asset Management. Each session invites speakers – many with statewide and national expertise – for generative conversations on what it will take to achieve an equitable economic recovery post-pandemic. Join us to dive deep into topics ranging from investment opportunities to support economic advancement for low-income workers, to climate change and housing affordability,…

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