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February 2021

Feb

16

Partner Event Tuesday, February 16 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, February 18 @ 2:30 pm

Full Cost Project Workshop

Registration is now closed. If you would like to join the next round of workshops, please click here. Join Nonprofit Finance Fund and Philanthropy California to advance full cost practices for the nonprofit sector by participating in a remote learning series in February. 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,…

Feb

18

Funder Meeting Thursday, February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Binational Migration Funders Meeting

This is a meeting of the Binational Migration Funders, a collaboration facilitated by Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties. These meetings are open to all staff, trustees, and donors of Catalyst member organizations and eligible guests who are interested in binational migration issues. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all Catalyst events. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this program, please contact melissa@catalystsd.org.  

Feb

23

A trust-based culture—one that prioritizes power-sharing, dialogue, transparency, and learning—is essential to cultivating relationships of trust within organizations. Simply put, being a trust-based organization requires there to be trust within your organization—among staff, between staff and board, and between the board and the CEO. When this trust is broken, or if it is never built to begin with, it can seep into the external aspects of your work with the potential of threatening your relationships, credibility, and reputation. In this…

Feb

24

To navigate a path out of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate effect on the health and economic well-being of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors must partner with government and business and also hold them accountable in order to create large-scale systemic change. Join local nonprofit leaders on the frontlines of community mobilizing and policy strategy, to learn about the emerging needs they are witnessing and what’s on the horizon for equitable policy…

Feb

25

Funder Meeting Thursday, February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

San Diego Food Funders Meeting

This is a meeting of the San Diego Food Funders, a collaboration facilitated by Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties. These meetings are open to all staff, trustees, and donors of Catalyst member organizations and eligible guests who are interested in hunger and other food system challenges. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all Catalyst events. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this program, please contact melissa@catalystsd.org.

Feb

26

Webinar Friday, February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

CA State Budget: Proposals, Process, and Opportunities for Advocacy

The California state budget has a significant impact on nonprofits, grantmakers, and our communities. In early January, Governor Gavin Newsom released his administration’s 2021-22 budget proposal which includes significant investments in pandemic relief and equitable recovery for small businesses, nonprofits, and vulnerable populations. The state legislature now starts its budget process to review the Governor’s proposal and to develop its own budget recommendations. Join this webinar to learn more about the administration’s budget priorities, the budget timeline and process, and…

March 2021

Mar

4

Funder Meeting Thursday, March 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Funders Together to End Homelessness Meeting

This is a meeting of Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego (FTEHSD), a collaboration facilitated by Catalyst. Funders Together to End Homelessness meetings are open to FTESD members, Catalyst members, and invited guests who are interested in supporting investments to end homelessness. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all Catalyst events. Contact Amy Denhart, Director of Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego, at amy@catalystsd.org or (858) 875-3331 for more information about…

Mar

11

Funder Meeting Thursday, March 11 - Wednesday, April 14

Leading Equity Series

Organized by: Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties

In March 2021, Catalyst is re-launching our Leading Equity Series, virtually. This multi-day series will provide you interactive ways to learn about and practice equity-building tools in a cohort, build supportive peer relationships for this journey, and interact with community organizations such as Black Lives Matter San Diego, Comite Civico del Valle, and Kumeyaay Community College. Sessions: Opening session March 11, 2-5 PM Virtual community outings: March 25, 12-4 PM: Black Lives Matter San Diego March 30, 12-4 PM: Comite…

Mar

11

Partner Event Thursday, March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

COVID-19 Philanthropy: Measuring One Year of Giving

The COVID-19 global pandemic defined 2020, and it will continue to impact much of the world in the foreseeable future. How did grantmakers and donors respond as communities worldwide – especially Black, Indigenous and people of color as well as other populations that have been systemically marginalized and underserved – struggled amid the pandemic’s impact on livelihoods, health, education and more? In August 2020, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid released Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half…

Mar

16

Partner Event Tuesday, March 16 @ 12:00 pm - Thursday, March 25 @ 12:00 pm

Foundations on the Hill 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) 2021 will be a virtual event. During this unique Foundations on the Hill, participants will hear from keynote speakers, receive detailed and thoughtful legislative briefings, interact with members of Congress and legislative staff, and participate in immersive panel discussions and breakout sessions. Additionally, FOTH 2021 attendees will have the chance to participate in an unprecedented digital advocacy and outreach experience, using social media and an interactive advocacy portal that communicates…

Mar

18

Partner Event Thursday, March 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

2021: The End of the Fossil Fuel Era

This is a joint webinar hosted by Climate and Energy Funders Group (CEFG) and the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) and will highlight some of the key leaders of Stop the Money Pipeline strategies and initiatives as well as those engaged in regulatory strategies. Stop the Money Pipeline has grown to be a network of 140 organizations and nearly forty thousand people who are working to hold the financial sector accountable for its role in the climate crisis. There are five campaign coalitions that…

Mar

23

Partner Event Tuesday, March 23 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday, March 24 @ 2:30 pm

Full Cost Project 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 March. 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 fewer nonprofits stress about money, the better they do. That’s pretty straightforward. So it may come as a relief to know that the things…

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