November 2019 News
Shared Space LA
The Weingart Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation are pleased to announce a new free event space available for use by local nonprofit organizations. Shared Space LA addresses the need among nonprofits for affordable, accessible meeting space by providing a contemporary room for meetings, trainings, workshops and other nonprofit, collaborative convenings. Located in downtown Los Angeles, Shared Space LA is being offered to Weingart Foundation grantees in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
Including People with Disabilities in Nonprofits and Foundations: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion
According to a recent study by RespectAbility – a national organization that fights stigmas and advances opportunities for people with disabilities – 75% of nonprofit and philanthropic respondents report they want to include people with disabilities but lack the knowledge to do so. The Weingart Foundation joins with RespectAbillity and 17 other funders and nonprofit organizations nationally to host this eight-part training series as part of our efforts to incorporate a disability justice lens throughout our grantmaking practices. The training is developed as a nuts and bolts approach to give participants step-by-step guidance on how to become more accessible to, and inclusive of, people with disabilities. Participants are welcome to join any or all sessions in the series.
Date & Time
The Disability Inclusion Webinar Series begins Wed., Nov. 6, 2019, and runs through Jan. 15, 2020.
GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Training
GuideStar, one of the country’s leading sources of information on nonprofits, is considered by many in the philanthropic community to be a key resource on information about grant applicants and grantees. However, the importance of creating and maintaining a strong profile on GuideStar is often underestimated. With this in mind, the Weingart Foundation is co-hosting with Candid (a joining of Foundation Center and GuideStar) a webinar on updating and maximizing the benefit of GuideStar profiles. The training will cover such areas as content development, identifying information most important to funders, understanding how profiles are displayed on Charity Navigator, Facebook, AmazonSmile and other partnering platforms, and understanding the value of GuideStar’s “Seal of Transparency.”
Date & Time
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, 1-2 pm (PST)—to register, click here. (If you cannot attend the webinar, you may register to receive a full recording following the Dec. 10 session.)