TVNPA’s December Community Program – Fireside Chat

Bankhead Theater 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA

There’s no better time to be thankful and to show appreciation than the holidays!   We invite you to join TVNPA for a festive gathering and "fireside chat" on the importance of thanking your volunteers and incorporating their experiences into your nonprofit organization’s storytelling.   Volunteers get it! Volunteers give their precious time and resources because they believe in the mission. Volunteers experience impact firsthand! There is no better way to thank them than to capture and share their stories so that others may learn of the benefits of your organization’s critical work. We're inviting a handful of TVNPA's founding board members back to the Bankhead Theater to share their stories of being motivated to join a hardworking team of volunteers to help carry out a collective vision, along with how they motivate volunteers to step up to the plate and join the team. Let’s celebrate the spirit of the

Nonprofit Professionals Roundtable

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

We are forming a roundtable for professionals who have recently started working in the nonprofit sector. The first session begins January 10, 2023. Learn more and apply on our webpage.

Philanthropy Institute 2023- Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?


Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated--is it worth it?  This class can help you decide. In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: • Outline the steps required to start a nonprofit • Assess the alternatives to starting a nonprofit • Complete the nonprofit startup assessment tool to determine where you are in the startup process and identify the next steps you should take • Access additional resources to help you in your journey This Philanthropy Institute Seminar is 1 of 6 classes. Please see all class information here.

Philanthropy Institute 2023 Class: Intro to Finding Grants


Are you new to the field of grant seeking?* Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach. Note - This orientation is not intended for individuals seeking grants for their own use. *Introduction to Finding Grants is a prerequisite to the next class Introduction to Foundation Directory Online, held on March 15, 2023. Please register for both classes when signing up for enrollment. Explore the entire list of coursework presented in 2023 by The Philanthropy Institute!

Philanthropy Institute 2023 Class: Intro to the Foundation Directory Online


  Are you Looking for grants for your nonprofit? Come learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 239,000+ grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve. NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: • Explain what FDO is • Identify your needs in preparation for searching for potential grantmakers in FDO • Research potential grantmakers using a project-based search in FDO • Evaluate prospects for strong or weak fit using FDO • Identify the options for accessing FDO • Access resources for getting help with FDO *Introduction to Finding Grants class, held on February 15, 2023, is a prerequisite to this

Philanthropy Institute 2023 Class: Intro to Proposal Writing


Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you won't want to miss one of Candid's most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: • The basic elements of a proposal • The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal • How to follow up, whether the answer is yes or no Explore the entire list of coursework presented in 2023 by The Philanthropy Institute!

Philanthropy Institute 2023 Class: Intro to Project Budgets


Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don't know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. We will discuss: • The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project • What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal Explore the entire list of coursework presented in 2023 by The Philanthropy Institute!

Philanthropy Institute Class 2023: Intro to Corporate Giving


Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: • The different types of corporate giving • What motivates corporations to give • How to find potential corporate partners This class will teach you to define different types of corporate philanthropy and their motivations. And you will learn how to find information about different types of corporate philanthropy. Explore the entire list of coursework presented in 2023 by The Philanthropy Institute!