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Only 10 spots left for board boot camp
San Antonio Area Foundation

June, 2017

Only 10 spots left for Board Boot Camp

Board Boot Camp seats are filling up fast! Take advantage of this interactive workshop led by Jennifer Moriarty, the founder of Moriarty Consulting group. Moriarty's three decades of experience in corporate and nonprofit finance roles will guide you to learn

  • fundamentals of effective board governance
  • basic board roles and responsibilities
  • strategies for building effective board structures

Board Boot Camp takes place on Saturday, June 10.

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Attend information meeting to learn about our executive leadership program

Do you want to engage in a professional development curriculum that builds leadership and supervisory skills while strengthening nonprofit technical skills? Attend a free information meeting on Wednesday, June 14 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. to learn more about the Tesoro Leadership Fellows Program. This program is a premier, one-of-a-kind leadership program for nonprofit CEOs with less than five years tenure and senior management staff poised for executive leadership.

This program is brought to you through a partnership of the San Antonio Area Foundation and the Tesoro Foundation.

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Make your grant application stand out with tips from our info meetings

Annual Responsive Grant Cycle Two provides funding for animal services, arts and culture, community-at-large, and senior programs. In 2016, the Area Foundation awarded $2,149,526 to 76 nonprofits through this process. Find out how to make your grant application more compelling at one of our information meetings on Monday, June 12 or Thursday, June 15.

The grant application process opens Monday, June 12 and closes on Friday, July 14

Register for our information meetings at 

Over $1 million awarded in children, youth, medicine, healthcare grants

The San Antonio Area Foundation awarded $1,045,053 to 36 nonprofits that provide programs for children and youth, and medicine and healthcare through Annual Responsive cycle one grants. Congratulations to all the grantees! Enjoy photos from our exciting check deliveries.

View the list of grantees at

Board Principles II session to cover legal compliance

Ensure your organization is complying with legal obligations with the seven principles presented at our Board Principles II - Legal Compliance session on Wednesday, June 28

This workshop is one of the quarterly Board Principles sessions offered at the Area Foundation that enables you to learn all 33 principles of good governance and ethical practice. 

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Fundraising researcher to speak at two events

2017 Board Day | Donor-Centered Boards: Becoming a powerhouse fundraising team
Thursday, Sept. 28 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Exclusively for board members, nonprofit CEOs and senior development staff

We welcome author and nonprofit researcher, Penelope Burk, as our guest speaker for the sixth annual Board Day on Thursday, Sept. 28. Burk
will demonstrate techniques to retain high-performing fundraisers, and share ways board members and staff can work together to effectively raise more money.

Attendees will receive a free copy of her book, "Donor-Centered Leadership."

Donor-Centered Fundraising: How to hold on to your donors and raise more money
Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 1 - 4 p.m.
Open to staff and volunteers who interact with donors

What do donors want? Join Penelope Burk for this half-day event. Based on seven years of research and testing with hundreds of nonprofits and donors, Burk will share her statistically-supported fundraising philosophy and evidence-based communication and acknowledgement strategies that enhance donor loyalty and inspire more generous giving. Copies of her book will be available for sale at the event.

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Mark Your Calendar! 

Upcoming workshops, events, and grant deadlines.

  June 8: Industrial-Organizational Psychology for Nonprofits - Lunch N' Learn
June 10: Board Boot Camp
June 12: Annual Responsive Grant Cycle 2 Information Meeting
June 13: Understanding Your 990 Tax Form - Lunch N' Learn
June 14: 
Tesoro Leadership Fellows Information Meeting
June 15: Annual Responsive Grant Cycle 2 Information Meeting
June 16: Juneteenth Celebration and Casino Night
June 27: 2017 Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Survey Results
June 28: Board Principles II - Legal Compliance
June 29: To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3)
June 29: Finding Funders Library Training

Learn more about how we help nonprofits fulfill their missions.


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