A New Vision for Comprehensive Capacity Building

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Thursday, February 2, 2017
11:45am - 3:45pm PST
Leichtag Commons
441 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024
Add to Calendar

Do the nonprofits you support have what they need to thrive and produce results? The nonprofit sector has consistently struggled with retaining strong staff, fundraising effectively, and achieving long-term sustainability. We know that grantmakers can bolster nonprofit effectiveness and results by supporting capacity-building initiatives, thus ensuring their grantees have what they need to deliver on their missions over the long haul.

As part of the partnership between GEO and the Philanthropy CA initiative, we’re happy to offer this highly interactive, half-day workshop about what it takes to strengthen your capacity building program by tackling the essential questions that drive the design of effective capacity building support.

Join Us To

  • Explore the benefits of contextual, continuous, and collective capacity support.
  • Learn more about capacity building work underway in the region – share and hear from peers about successes and challenges.
  • Gain knowledge that will help strengthen individual foundation’s capacity support program.


Designed For

This program is designed for staff, trustees, and donors of philanthropic organizations, individual philanthropists, and impact investors. All event registrations are reviewed to determine eligibility. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all SDG events.

This program is part of partnership among Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers to provide our memberships with opportunities for you to learn from and with one another about topics that are both relevant to California funders and informed by trends and practices from across the country.

Agenda & Registration Details

  • Free for GEO, NCG, SCG, and SDG members
  • $100 for non-member grantmakers

11:45-12:15 Optional Lunch Mapping Activity 
12:15-3:45 Capacity Building Workshop

There will be a refueling station and lunch will be served.

It is SDG's policy that event registration cancellations must be received in writing seven days prior to the event in order to be refunded.

Please register by Monday, January 30.