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08 Feb 2017

Smart Growth California 2017 | Statewide Funder Convening

February 8, 2017 (All day) to February 10, 2017 (All day)
Courtyard Marriott
NCG, San Diego Grantmakers (SDG) and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) members are invited to participate in this statewide funder convening at a special discounted rate. The Smart Growth California statewide funder convening is for funders from...
03 Feb 2017

The Opportunity Summit: Activating the Power of 9 Counties to Create Opportunity and Shared Prosperity for All

February 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:30pm
Nile Hall
You are invited to join partners from across the Bay Area to learn together, collaborate, and take action toward equity, economic opportunity, and shared prosperity. Hear from experts and those on the ground implementing promising solutions. This...
11 Jan 2017

A New Vision For Comprehensive Capacity Building (A GEO special feature) | Peninsula

January 11, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Microsoft Campus | Nebula Room
We know that grantmakers can bolster nonprofit effectiveness and results by supporting capacity-building initiatives, thus ensuring their grantees have what they need to deliver on their missions over the long haul. As part of GEO and NCG’s...
10 Jan 2017

A New Vision For Comprehensive Capacity Building (A GEO special feature) | San Francisco

January 10, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
We know that grantmakers can bolster nonprofit effectiveness and results by supporting capacity-building initiatives, thus ensuring their grantees have what they need to deliver on their missions over the long haul. As part of GEO and NCG’s...
29 Sep 2016

New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

September 29, 2016 - 8:30am to October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
The James Irvine Foundation
The learning curve for new grantmakers can be considerable! Even grantmakers with a few years of experience may still be unclear on the legal aspects of grantmaking or how to spot the red flags in grantee financial statements, not to mention how to...
01 Oct 2014

New Grantmakers Institute Boot Camp: Essential Skills & Strategies [South Bay]

October 1, 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Micrsoft
New to philanthropy? Join us for a shortened version of NCG's popular two-day workshop that equips grantmakers with the tools and best practices needed for making sound funding recommendations.
17 Apr 2014

New Grantmakers Institute: Essential Skills & Strategies

April 17, 2014 (All day) to April 18, 2014 (All day)
California Bar Foundation
In this two-day highly interactive workshop participants have the opportunity to engage with their peers around opportunities and challenges of grantmaking work.
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Resources for A Grantmaking New Year’s Resolution: A Values-Based Grantmaking Practice

Publication date: 
02/2019
Values-aligned grantmaking is becoming every day parlance in our field, with good reason: foundation professionals are increasingly conscious of the role they play in social change. Similarly, the challenges we face seem ever more difficult to solve, and the injustices individuals, communities, and the planet face are heartbreaking. Making highly effective grants across a portfolio and even across an entire foundation is the nut we are all trying to crack. Given the current moment in philanthropy, in our country, and across the world, grantmakers are looking more intentionally at their own...
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2018 New Grantmakers Institute | Grantmaking for the 21st Century

Publication date: 
10/2018
If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, NCG's signature program, New Grantmakers Institute (NGI): Grantmaking for the 21st Century , helps build your understanding of best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking, and helps you place yourself within this ecosystem that you are a part of. In this two-day, highly interactive training, participants have the opportunity to engage with your peers around opportunities and challenges of grantmaking. In addition to developing a network of peers, participants will have the opportunity to hear...
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One Part Resilience, Two Parts Grit: The Wildfires One Year Later.

Publication date: 
10/2018
It was just last October that a firestorm erupted across the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. The most destructive in California history, the fires took lives, homes and livelihoods. While these communities are on the path to recovery, Mendocino and Lake Counties are also coping with more recent fires. During this event, we spoke to local leaders to hear where they now stand, what issues are newly emerging, how our colleagues have personally dealt with the challenges, and where help is still needed. They shared what’s currently happening in their communities and the...

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