In Honor of Dr. King

On Monday our offices are closed in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Dr. King’s birthday is now a national day of service, and we look forward to joining our community in service and remembrance.   Dr. King’s legacy is important and informs our work of creating access to capital and opportunities for communities…

New Year’s Resolution: Monitor Your Credit Score

As we move into 2017, many of us are thinking of ways we can improve our small businesses finances and personal finances.  One tool to help you expand your capacity to access capital, grow your business, and achieve more financial success is to build up your credit score.  Luckily, there are some easy-to-access tools to…

Shop Small: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

As you shop for holiday gifts, consider choosing to #shoplocal for some of your gifts.  Buying local has a big impact on our neighborhoods and communities: More tax revenue, for community services like education, road repair, and more, stays in our communities when you shop local Local nonprofits receive 250% more support from local businesses…

It’s Admission Day!

Our office is closed tomorrow, Friday, September 9, in celebration of Admission Day.  Click here to read our previous post about the history of Admission Day.   In 2005, the Office of the Governor produced a proclamation in celebration of Admission Day, that reads in part:   “California became the 31st state in the union…

Urban Strategies Council is Hiring!

Our friends at the Urban Strategies Council are hiring a Director of Development and Communications. Click here for more details and application information. The role skews more to the resource development work, and they’re encouraging candidates with that background to apply, even if their communications experience is not as extensive.