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16 Mar 2021

Foundations on the Hill 2021

March 16, 2021 (All day) to March 25, 2021 (All day)
We invite you to join us virtually for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) on March 16-18 and March 23-25, 2021 along with more than 300 philanthropy representatives from around the country. We will meet with our elected officials about...
26 Feb 2021

CA State Budget: Proposals, Process, and Opportunities for Advocacy

February 26, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:15am
Webinar
The California state budget has a significant impact on nonprofits, grantmakers, and our communities. In early January, Governor Gavin Newsom released his administration’s 2021-22 budget proposal which includes significant investments in pandemic...
17 Dec 2020

What Do We Do Next? Recalibrating Philanthropy in Post-Election California

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December 17, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
A stronger, more just California becomes possible when every Californian, regardless of what they look like or how long they’ve been here, can shape the future of our state. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, around 80% of California’s registered voters...
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02 Dec 2020

Did Democracy Pass the Stress Test? What’s Next for Structural Reform?

December 2, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Zoom Meeting
The 2020 election pushed representative democracy to the breaking point. With our expert panelists, we will break down the results and outline potential breakthroughs to renew free and fair elections both in California and nationally. How well did...
19 Nov 2020

What Is and What Could Be: Processing Election Results

November 19, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Zoom Meeting
At Northern California Grantmakers we bring philanthropy together to tackle our region’s most pressing social issues. In 2016, during the period immediately following the election, we took comfort in coming together to steady ourselves and recommit...
14 Oct 2020

Virtual Corporate Philanthropy Institute: LITE

October 14, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Virtual
We are at an inflection point. A transformative moment. Every part of our society and every sector is being questioned as we struggle to address the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and historical, systemic, institutionalized racism...
13 Oct 2020

Housing and Homelessness Narrative Change: From Research to Action

October 13, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Zoom Webinar
Across the country, communities are working to end homelessness and address housing challenges by shifting policy to transform systems. In order to do that and achieve housing justice, strong political and public will must be built. However, gaining...
08 Oct 2020

2020 Ballot Measures: What, Why, and How to Advocate

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October 8, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Zoom Webinar
This November’s election will define the future of California policy amid a national pandemic, economic uncertainty, and racial injustice. Join us as we provide a brief overview of each measure. We will highlight key ballot initiatives of special...
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16 Sep 2020

Dodging Democracy Doomsday Before November 3: How To Support a Freer, Fairer, Safer Election

September 16, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Zoom Webinar
A perfect storm is swirling around November’s presidential election with ominous signs of bitter partisanship and chaos amid surging Coronavirus cases. With daily attacks on a vote by mail system; swing states with little experience in absentee...
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10 Sep 2020

Harnessing the High Stakes Election in 2020

September 10, 2020 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Zoom Meeting
This November, California has the opportunity to reimagine how to engage underrepresented community members in the electorate process. Important racial justice measures on the ballot offer opportunities for California to improve voter turnout in...

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