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OCCUR Presents 4th Faith-Based Workshop




oOCCUR and the San Francisco Foundation in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco presents the 4th workshop in the 2014 Model Build on Faith Capacity Building Series for faith-based and nonprofit organizations.


“Community Organizations often look to foundations and other sources to get financial support for their programs and services,” said Carmen Bogan, the Program’s Director. That’s the traditional route, but it’s not the easiest, efficient or even the most appropriate for the challenge.”

SFFoundationThe interactive session, Building Faith and Non-Profit Collaborations to Meet Community Needs, will be held on May 22, 2014 at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 485 14th Street. Registration begins at 8:30am and the workshop begins promptly at 9am.

Bogan says organizations must work to strengthen partnerships by focusing on the three C’s: Collaboration, Coordination, and Collective Effort in order to address the greater demand for safety net and supportive services that are in short supply.

FedBankSFThe workshop will provide real-world examples and solid direction from social entrepreneurs, ministers, executive directors, community development experts and others on how they increased the broad community impact from working through key partnerships and other strategic alliances.

Topics covered include, How to Build Partnerships that Provide Community Safety Nets, and, How to Develop Partnerships that Build Financial Stability.

How to Build Partnerships that Provide Community Safety Nets guest speakers/panelists include Solomon Belette, formerly with Catholic Charities; Reverend James McCray, Tabernacle CDC; Gwen Watson, Winter Shelter of Contra Costa; Arthur Hatchett, Greater Richmond Interfaith Program; and, Gloria Crowell, Allen Temple Health & Social Services Ministry.

How to Develop Partnerships that Build Financial Stability guest speakers/panelists include Teresa Goins, Old Skool Café; Yolanda Butler, Operation Hope; Sanam Jorjani, Oakland Reads; and, Sarah Teater, EBALDC.

All nonprofit and faiths leaders are encouraged to attend. Those interested can register online at, by email at, or fax an RSVP to (510) 268-9065. For more information, call 510-839-2440.



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