Sobrato Speaker Series

Our annual Sobrato Speaker Series provides an opportunity for nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to come together and explore ways to strengthen local programs and services to best address the complex challenges facing our region. Series content has focused on the building blocks key to creating impact, including strong leadership, sound financial systems, and effective program strategy and evaluation.

Visit our YouTube channel for videos of past sessions or our Resource Guide for additional resources on these topics. Sign up to receive announcements of future events. Our Speaker Series events are open to all.

Past Speaker Series Events

Jun 2019 | The Power of Feedback: Listening to Those You Serve

Oct 2018 | Stronger Together: The Case for Strategic Collaboration

Mar 2018 | Risky Business: A Framework & Toolkit for Managing Risk in the Social Sector

Jun 2017 | Toxic Inequality: Difficult Conversations Toward Greater Equity & Mobility

May 2017 | Learning for Impact: Tools, Concepts and Practical Guidance for Silicon Valley organizations

Jan 2017 | The Giving Code: Presentation, Panel & Interactive Workshop on Silicon Valley Nonprofits & Philanthropy

Sep 2016 | Thinking Beyond the Annual Budget

May 2016 | How do we Nurture & Develop Great Talent in our Nonprofits?

May 2015 | Part 1: Business Models for Sustainability and Scale
Part 2: Business Models for Sustainability and Scale

Apr 2015 | Part 1: Collective Impact for Driving Systems Change
Part 2: Collective Impact for Driving Systems Change

Feb 2015 | Part 1: Performance Management
Part 2: Performance Management

Jun 2014 | Part 1: Leadership and Culture
Part 2: Leadership and Culture
Part 3: Leadership and Culture

May 2014 | Creating Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change

Apr 2014 | Part 1: Deepening Your Case for Support
Part 2: Deepening Your Case for Support

Mar 2014 | Part 1: The Importance of Business Plans and Models
Part 2: The Importance of Business Plans and Models

Feb 2014 | Part 1: Building Blocks for Creating Greater Impact: An Introduction
Part 2: Building Blocks for Creating Greater Impact: An Introduction