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Working with other community foundations makes for better giving days for us all, and the nonprofits we serve.
Efforts to address the growing tide of human trafficking in our region are being tested by an increase in trafficked minors, which is making Sacramento a geographic hub for this crime.
This summer, the Foundation hosted conversations about the pressing issues facing our community, inviting our fundholders to hear from local experts who are addressing those isues on the ground-level.
Despite the hard work and support of so many smart and caring people, homelessness is growing in the capital area.
Before she bids goodbye to a long career in philanthropy, our Donor Services Officer reflects on her life's work.
With national attention on all aspects of the immigration issue, what is the real story of how our region is being affected?
What did the CEO of an Australian community foundation learn when she travelled to the California capital area to study Big Day of Giving?
When Ms. Amy invited my sister and me to the Youth Philanthropy Conference (YPC) in Anaheim, all I could think about was the free trip to Disneyland, but that's not all I learned.
I slammed on my brakes when a large bird crash-landed in front of my car. Grateful I had not been rear-ended by the car behind me, and that the flapping bird was still alive, I pulled over to see if there was anything I could do for the poor thing.
Before I dove into the world of Foundation work, I worked on the other side of the coin – writing grants and seeking funding for nonprofits. As a development director, I spent my work days creating relationships with potential donors, funders and cultivating new opportunities for funding that would grow, sustain and support the much needed services of the organizations for which I worked. Every ‘Yes’ I got for a grant or a sponsorship, was always followed by an avalanche of ‘No’s and it is not always easy to remain optimistic in the face of such constant rejection. While I no longer work in development, my time in those positions gave me a deep appreciation and admiration for those that choose to dedicate their careers to nonprofit work. Whether you are in fundraising, programming, or are a board member, the blood sweat and tears that it takes to keep things rolling is inspiring on so many levels.
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