May 19 Online Event: Strengthening Nonprofit-Foundations Relationships

From a funder's perspective

With moderator Karolo Aparicio of San Francisco Foundation, hear from our panelists as they discuss what foundations look for in nonprofit organization and proposals, how providers can effectively make contact and build relationships with foundations, and the elements of effective stewardship of awarded grants and leveraging them for long-term sustainability.


12-12:05 pm: Welcome remarks

12:05-1 pm: Panel discussion

1-1:15 pm: Q&A

Meet Our Speakers

Eduardo “Lalo” Gonzalez

Multicultural Fellow, Power Pathway, San Francisco Foundation

Eduardo  (he/they) has more than 10 years of organizing and power-building in the Bay Area, focused on working with BIPOC communities including youth and education justice efforts. Lalo was born and raised in the Coachella Valley and has engaged in community-change efforts as a youth and throughout their professional career in the non-profit sector. Most recently, Lalo shifted to philanthropy to learn more about its role in building community power through the lens of racial equity. In their free time, Lalo loves to go on walks, listen to true-crime podcasts and finds any opportunity to dance among friends.


Kenneth Kuchman

Executive Director, The Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation

The Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation focuses its efforts on improving the lives of children living in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Funding for the foundation is a legacy resulting from the prestigious State of California Witkin law treatises originally authored by Bernard E. Witkin beginning in 1928. Kenneth formerly served as VP of PKF Consulting, a nationwide consulting firm based in San Francisco that specialized in all aspects of real-estate analysis in the hotel and lodging industry. He embarked on his post-undergraduate hospitality career with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group where he spent several years living in the company’s headquarters in Hong Kong. Prior to PKF Consulting, Kenneth also was affiliated with hotel-industry consulting firms Laventhol & Horwath and BDO Seidman.


Karolo Aparicio

Annual Giving Officer, San Francisco Foundation

Karolo has led fundraising efforts at organizations such as GRID Alternatives, the Sierra Club, Global Fund for Women, EcoViva and International Rivers. He earned a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University, where he also earned his B.A. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive and frequently lectures and faciliates workshops on fund development and non-profit management.


Dustianne North

Lead Instructor

Dustianne is a national expert and a program developer, technical assistance provider and evaluator serving a wide array of human services programs nationwide since 1995. Most often serving families in highly distressed situations, Dustianne emphasizes community-driven and volunteer-based efforts and is committed to emancipatory practices in both her practice and research. Her diverse scope of knowledge covers a range of issues including youth and family services development and implementation, volunteer management, community organizing and mobilization, and fundraising and development. She currently serves as the Research Director for the California Mentoring Partnership, is a trainer and technical assistance provider via the California Prevention Initiative and the Crisis and Recovery Enhancement project (both under the California Department of Health Care Services), and collaborates extensively with other public and nonprofit entities.



Friday, May 19, 2023

12-1:15 pm (PT)


Cost: Free


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