MARCH 10-13, 2013: ACCP Annual Conference


Please note the 2013 ACCP Annual Conference
on Corporate Contributions is SOLD OUT.
Click here to be added to the waiting list.

The Annual Conference on Corporate Contributions is the premier conference in the U.S. for professionals in corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility, community relations and volunteerism, assembling renowned speakers, authors, practitioners and educators. [Read more...]

MARCH 16, 2013: Berkeley-Haas Asia Business Conference

Haas artWith 300 expected attendees, the Berkeley-Haas Asia Business Conference is the largest student-run event in the West Coast about Asia. Recognizing the wide array of growth opportunities in the region, the Berkeley-Haas Asia Business Conference will explore prospects in the dynamic fields of technology, healthcare, venture capital and sustainability & resource.

Take part in the event on March 16, 2013 at the Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley. Explore Asia’s business environment and see just how it is bigger than you think.


Early Bird Tickets are on sale now! To register, visit

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MAY 9 & 10, 2013: AVPN Annual Conference


Register for the AVPN Annual Conference 2013!

The inaugural Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) Annual Conference 2013 will be the first and largest gathering of venture philanthropists and social investors in the region. AVPN will be welcoming up to 300 delegates including member organizations such as Give2Asia and active supporters. AVPN expects participants from more than 25 countries to attend this event comprising venture philanthropy organizations, impact investors, private equity, wealth management, academic and grant-making institutions, as we advance the practice of venture philanthropy in Asia. [Read more...]

APRIL 6-9, 2013: Council on Foundations Annual Conferenc & Pre-Conference


A Celebration of the Philanthropic Spirit

Under the umbrella of Vision & Action, programming will showcase philanthropy’s intersection on today’s pressing issues–including gun violence, health, education, and more–and equip participants with the tools, ideas, and connections they need to invest in solutions. [Read more...]

JAN. 30 – FEB. 1: Development Dialogue 2013

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JAN 11: Renaissance Journalism LearningLAB

Join Renaissance Journalism for LearningLAB!

A multimedia journalism training conference for the ethnic media, community media and nonprofits

Renaissance Journalism invites you to LearningLAB, our third multimedia journalism trainingconference. This one-day event is designed to help you fine-tune your digital storytelling skills; learnabout best practices and free tools to improve your reporting and social media strategies; and delve into important national issues that have a profound impact on your local communities.


SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register early to ensure your spot. We anticipate having a waiting list to get in. 


Conference at a Glance

When: Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:30am-4:30pm

Where: San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, SF

Who: Ethnic and community media, nonprofits interested in producing media. We welcome beginners!

Registration Fee: $25, includes workshops and morning refreshments. Lunch is on your own.


Many dynamic workshops to choose from!

You’ll be able to choose from a selection of 12-15 workshops, taught by leading experts inmultiplatform journalism. Check back to this page or visit Renaissance Journalism’s Web site for details in the coming months.


Here’s a sampling of some of the workshops we plan to offer:

  • Audio Storytelling 101
  • Real Metrics: Grow & Manage Your Numbers
  • Go Live! Livestreaming with a Mobile Phone
  • The State of Poverty in America
  • Facebook, Twitter & Beyond: The Web Journalist’s Toolkit
  • Building Your Personal Brand
  • Mobile Photography for Beginners


For More Information

Call 415-773-0388, ext. 333 or e-mail

DEC. 11: Introduction to Corporate Giving

Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.

Seeking to target companies that might fund your organization?
Finding it hard to get information?
Need to get beyond the Yellow Pages?

Join Grant Space and the Foundation Center for an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and funding research tools to help you identify corporate prospects. They’ll answer such questions as:

  • What are the motivations behind corporate giving?
  • What is the difference between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation and how does it affect my approach to research?
  • What are the different pathways to partnership with a company?
  • How can I match my organization’s needs with the interests of a corporation?
  • How can I use the Foundation Center’s resources to locate corporate funders?

Includes a case study illustrating a corporate-nonprofit partnership.

Prior attendance at Grantseeking Basics is strongly recommended.

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin is a member of the Foundation Center’s network of Cooperating Collections.

San Rafael, CA 94903

NOV. 24-DEC. 4, 2012: Social Enterprise Summit in Hong Kong

Social Enterprise Summit 2012 will kick off on 18 November 2012, with a series of activities to be held between 24 November and 4 December, focusing on the theme “Rejuvenate Our City through Social Innovation”. The flagship event is a three-day International Symposium, which will be held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Once again, world-renowned experts, leading local social entrepreneurs, frontline social business practitioners, academics, government representatives, NGO and business leaders and aspiring young social entrepreneurs will gather to exchange ideas and experiences.

Register here.

NOV. 14: Afghanistan in 2012: A Survey of the Afghan People

On November 14 in Kabul and Washington, D.C., The Asia Foundation will shed light on what Afghans think about the upcoming transition of Afghanistan’s security from NATO-led forces to the government, women’s issues, economic opportunities, and much more, when it releases its 8th Survey of the Afghan People – the broadest and most comprehensive public opinion poll in the country covering all 34 provinces.

Stay tuned for the release. For a sneak peek, view a slideshow of this year’s polling. To learn more, read analysis from our blog, In Asia, or check out previous surveys.

Tune in here for the Washington, D.C. launch event which will stream live at 9:30am Eastern, November 14.

NOV. 3, 2012: Japan Society 2012 Award of Honor Gala

Japan Society Annual Gala 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012
VIP Reception: 5:30 pm
General Reception: 6:00 pm
Dinner Program: 7:15 pm

Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin St.
San Francisco, CA

This year we will recognize McKinsey & Company, a global management firm that has advised many of the world’s governments, top corporations and major institutions. In 2011, McKinsey & Company edited Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works, a compilation of 80 global insights on Japan’s future following the triple disasters of 3/11. This unique volume marks a turning point for Japan that is commensurate to the Meiji Restoration and Japan’s post-war recovery.

We have an exciting program for the evening: a panel discussion of Japan’s future moderated by Michael Armacost, Former Ambassador to Japan. Our stellar panelists include Georges Desvaux, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Glen S. Fukushima, Former Chairman & Director, Airbus Japan KK; Yotaro Kobayashi, Former President and CEO, Fuji Xerox Corporation; and George P. Shultz, Former US Secretary of State, who will touch on the nature of the Japan-US relationship as well as economic, demographic, and competitive challenges.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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