Our Most Successful Year Yet

Well friends, we made it to the end of the year. This year has been full of challenges on many different levels beyond what we anticipated. We all lived through it so there’s no need to rehash the rollercoaster that was 2017.   Your contributions and support have been bright spots in what was sometimes […]

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Announcing New Leadership

Over the past three years, I have had the honor of chairing Horizons Young Professionals (HYPE) for Equality, a group of thoughtful, wonderful people in the Bay Area who strive to make philanthropy accessible and exciting to all. Together, we develop as leaders, create community, and empower the next generation of philanthropists. When I joined […]

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HYPE’s Grant Making: A Perspective

As Community Engagement and Grants Chair, my role with Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE) is in some ways the opposite of my day job as a grant writer–and yet, my experience as both a fundraiser and grantee greatly informs the way I lead HYPE’s grant-making process. As a grant writer, I’ve navigated convoluted and […]

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Preparation Begins Now

Stunned. Fearful. Angry. Confused. The 2016 election has left many of us feeling a miserable mix of emotions. Some of us are wondering if we’ve lost the hard-won gains of the last several years — the ability to be safe in our communities, to find and keep good jobs, to be respected as human beings […]

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We Are Orlando

Our hearts are with the victims of the ‪#‎PulseNightclub‬ tragedy and their loved ones. We are inspired by the strength and resiliency of our LGBTQ communities in Orlando. We are with you in solidarity, unity, and love. And we embrace Muslim communities, queer and not queer, with the same solidarity, unity, and love. Islamophobia will […]

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Resources, Not Requirements: Grant Makers and the Culture of Philanthropy

BY MARISSA I. GUERRERO Last week, the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund released a report by Cynthia M. Gibson,“Beyond Fundraising: What Does It Mean to Build a Culture of Philanthropy?” The report provides critical guidance to nonprofits about why and how to develop a culture of philanthropy, in which fundraising is relational rather than […]

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