Recent Initiatives & Updates

$40 for 40 Legacy Campaign Donors

Mae Adkins | Terry Amsler | Bob Bailey | Thu Banh | Paul M. Behrend | David Brandon | Michaela Cassidy | Siobhan Cassidy | Jim Dowling | Jon Eldan | Judith Evind | Jenny Fogarty | Sachin Ganpule | Jim Garrison | Philip Gerrie | Edward Gibbons | Pamela Hawley | Michael Hexner | Jennifer Keystone | Meredithe Kreis | R. Kamela Laird | Fred Lambright | Paula Lawhon | Emily Leiderman | Tracy Lemmon | Greg Leventis | Marc Martin | John O’Grady | Charles Regal | Marvin Schwartz | Susan Shors | Elizabeth Shwiff | Pat Shanahan | Denise Smith-Hams | Michael Starkey | Michael Tobriner | Claudia Viera | Darlene Weide | Betsy Zeger

40th Anniversary Slideshow

We streamed this PowerPoint slideshow at our 40th Anniversary “Making Conflict History” party on December 3.  It contains a selection of past and present volunteers, friends, Board members & staff.  People had a great time watching the slideshow throughout the evening.

Here are some photos from the anniversary party. Please take a few minutes to view it on Facebook.  You may find yourself!  Click here to start the show.

Our 2016-17 Public Service Record

In 2016-17, Community Boards serves 2.370 individuals these services: mediation, conflict coaching, facilitation, trainings, case intake & referrals, scholarships, and outreach & public education.  Among those served:

  • 1109 requests for assistance were received
  • 305 mediation cases were opened
  • 263 parties participated in 95 mediations
  • 81 mediated agreements were achieved
  • 514 individuals received counseling & referrals to other resources
  • 26 conflict coaching sessions were provided
  • 92 parties participated in 6 facilitated meetings
  • 228  individuals attended various training
  • 52 individuals received training & workshop scholarships
  • 1400+ individuals received program information & literature


Community Boards Designated SF Legacy Business, September 2016

Prop J - Recipients and CommissionersIn August 2016 Community Boards was one of the first nonprofits entered into San Francisco’s new Legacy Business Registry.  We’re pleased and proud that the city acknowledged our many contributions in making San Francisco a safer and healthier place to live and work.

In March 2015, the SF Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to establish a Legacy Business registry for businesses and nonprofits in operation for 30+ years, as well as demonstrating they’ve made significant contributions to San Francisco’s cultural and historic identity.

Voters then passed Prop J, which established a fund that will contribute $500 for every full-time employee, and landlords leasing to legacy businesses would receive $4.50 per square foot if they provided 10-year leases.

Conflict Coaching Services & Trainings 

Community Boards’ Conflict Coaching Program provides confidential one-on-one sessions that assist individuals in addressing and problem solving a specific issue.  Conflict coaching is a proactive way to gain new insights and conflict resolution tools for resolving a particular personal or professional conflict.  Our Conflict Coaching Training Program is an intensive introduction to the principles of this new conflict resolution practice.  Participants learn how to adapt and apply their current conflict resolution and mediation skills for a variety of workplace settings.

San Francisco Police Department Outreach Campaign

Community Boards is beginning a great new outreach and public education campaign for the San Francisco Police Department this fall.  We will be distributing  our new “police referral” cards citywide throughout the police department. Plus we want to remind all police officers that Community Boards is a valuable resource for them.  Our campaign will provide multiple opportunities for volunteers and supporters to help get the word out about Community Boards’ conflict resolution services.  Those who are interested can assist by making a presentation at the monthly community meetings held at each stationhouse.


New Initiatives Launched in 2012