President & CEO John Gressman discusses maximizing access to health policy resources by pooling collective administrative and experiential resources of the Consortium, which enables more funding to focus on direct services.
David H. Stull, President of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, discusses how one of America’s oldest world-class conservatories of music — which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018 — supports musicians in developing their artistic, technical, professional and individual talents in preparation for successful futures.
Executive Director Rebecca Rolfe discusses the rapidly evolving needs of the LGBT community, and how the Center has been a critical resource over the last decade to those seeking a space to express their full, diverse selves.
Director of Development Kevin Causey discusses the different challenges of raising funds for social service, education and arts organizations, and how the SFJAZZ community strengthens the art of jazz.Kevin Causey began his career in theater as an actor, director and producer. He has broad experience raising funds for nonprofit organizations, having served Naropa University, the Kempe Children’s Foundation, the Center for American Theatre, and Outward Bound, and currently serves as the Director of Development of SFJAZZ, the largest presenter of Jazz programming in the Western United States.Founded in 1983 as Jazz in the City by Randall Klein, SFJAZZ presents and underwrights some of the best jazz in the world. The organization has over 3,000 members and growing and well over 100,000 attend SFAZZ performances annually. The range of artists that have presented at SFJAZZ is breathtaking in scope and depth. The organization also provides rich educational programming which reaches over 10,000 children, youth and adults, and sponsors The SFJAZZ Collective was founded in 2004 as a hybrid organization which combines aspects of an artists-in-residence and a more traditional resident company/orchestra program
Interim Program Officer for Arts and Culture Moy Eng discusses fundraising and funding for the arts from her perspective as a development professional for diverse organizations (inc. for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation), and as an art funder (inc. for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation).
Kirsten Komoroske, Executive Director of the Walt Disney Family Museum located in San Francisco, discusses the museum’s unique mission to give visitors an inside look at Walt Disney as a human – and not simply a brand, through his unwavering enthusiasm for his vision of an animated world, his perseverance through financial hardship, and his incredible story-telling skills, brought to life.
Executive Director Bob Rybicki discusses the business of leading nonprofits through times when organizations must be reshaped to provide better service at lower cost.Bob Rybicki began his career as Pastor of the Visitation Catholic Church in Chicago, after receiving a Master of Divinity. He spent the subsequent years in the human services field and has held senior and chief executive leadership roles for organizations including the AIDS Alliance, Chicago Department of Public Health, Shanti, Youth & Family Enrichment Services, and the National Brain Tumor Society. In that time he has also overseen complex mergers of nonprofits, their boards, programs and staffs to better position the resulting organization to serve the community. For 40 years Westside Community Services has provided clients in need with a comprehensive array of services through its mental health, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, violence response and prevention, and youth leadership programs.
Executive Director Sue Gardner discussed the challenges of stewarding an international community that develops, contributes to, and uses the world’s largest free knowledge project. Interview from 2009.
Taking a sabbatical from his career as a venture capitalist to work on ocean and other forms of conservation, Tod Bensen discusses how a VC business perspective informs his work as Board Chair of WildAid, a nonprofit that reduces demand for endangered species products
Deborah Cullinan, Chief Executive Officer of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, discusses the role of arts center in bringing together diverse communities and in grappling with the complex, important issues of our time.
Thinking differently can pay off, particularly for nonprofits faced with the challenges of operating today. Mark shares some of the experiences of nonprofits that are thinking beyond conventional solutions to strengthen their organizations. Event: California Council of Land Trusts 2009 Conference
Palo Alto University, one of the world’s premier psychology institutions is dedicated to improving lives through education and research anchored in psychology, clinical training and practice in a diversity of cultures, and service to communities around the world.
Melissa Smith, Conservatory Director and Head of Acting of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), discusses the importance for actors in training to interact with communities to develop empathy and a greater capacity to appreciate humanity.