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Cohort 7's first Peer Learning Session

Posted by HALO Award on June 1, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Last week the 2017 HALO Award awardees had their first peer learning session as Cohort 7 at the LA84 Foundation. This was the first of four peer learning sessions that will take place during the HALO Award program year. At these sessions, HALO Award awardees focus on relationship building amongst the cohort organizations, addressing specific volunteer program issues, participating in facilitated discussi...

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Celebrating the 2017 HALO Award Winners!

Posted by HALO Award on February 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM


2017 HALO Award Winners


On Thursday, February 15, 2018, The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation honored the 2017 HALO Award winners at the historic Mari...

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A Bittersweet Farewell to Cohort 6

Posted by HALO Award on February 7, 2018 at 2:30 PM

On January 24, 2018, the 2016 HALO Award awardees met for the last time as “Cohort 6” for their final peer convening at The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities. The organizations reflected on their experience with the HALO Award program and how their volunteer management capacity has evolved since receiving the Award. All six organizations highlighted that formalizing their volunteer program with the creation and development o...

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Volunteer Spotlight Series: Strength United

Posted by HALO Award on February 7, 2018 at 2:05 PM



Cibele Souza, Volunteer Awardee, Strength United 


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Cohort 6's last Peer Convening of 2017!

Posted by HALO Award on December 2, 2017 at 12:55 AM

Last month, Cohort 6 met for their third peer convening at The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities. At this point in the HALO Award program year, the six organizations are well into the creation of their volunteer management plans. These multi-year strategic plans are designed to increase the capacity of the organizations through the improvement and strengthening of their volunteer programs.


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Partnership Series: Blue Garnet

Posted by HALO Award on October 31, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Blue Garnet is a strategy and management firm for social change organizations seeking to translate vision to reality and go from good enough to truly great. In 2012, Blue Garnet joined the HALO Award team to lead the capacity building training throughout the grant term.


What notable evidence of impact have you seen ...

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Partnership Series: Social Venture Partners LA

Posted by HALO Award on October 17, 2017 at 3:50 PM

At Cohort 6’s second peer convening in August, the Foundation invited Social Venture Partners (SVP) Los Angeles to lead a half-day Fast Pitch workshop for HALO Award grantees. SVP Los Angeles works with individual philanthropists to realize greater impact with their giving, strengthen nonprofits, and invest in collaborative solutions. Their Social Innovation Fast Pitch program trains nonprofit leaders to powerfully communicate their story, w...

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An exciting beginning!

Posted by HALO Award on June 16, 2017 at 7:15 PM

Last month the 2016 HALO Award awardees met as Cohort 6 for the first time for a peer convening at The California Endowment – Center for Healthy Communities. This was the first of four peer convenings that will take place during the HALO Award program year. At these peer learning sessions, HALO Award awardees focus on relationship building amongst the other cohort organizations, addressing specific volunteer program issues, participating in facilitated discussions by

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Volunteer Spotlight: Foothill Unity Center & human-I-T

Posted by HALO Award on May 19, 2017 at 7:20 PM


This is the first installment of our "Volunteer Spotlight Series." In each installment, we will feature 2016 HALO Volunteer Awardees to highlight their unique impact and experience as volunteers, as well as the volunteer programs they serve.


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