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03 Oct 2019

Fair Courts: The Threat to Judicial Independence in Polarized Times

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October 3, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Judicial independence may be the most consequential — though least visible and discussed — long-term threat to a well-functioning American democracy. The partisan political climate in the U.S. has emboldened lawmakers to undermine the role of an...
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24 Sep 2019

From Me to We: Applying the Race Class Narrative to Persuade the Middle and Mobilize the Base

September 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
The California Endowment
How do we move a cross-racial set of voters toward believing in and fighting for racial and economic justice? How can narrative change bring us closer to advancing shared opportunity and prosperity for all Californians? Nationally-recognized...
11 Sep 2019

A Special Funders Briefing on the CA Black Census & Redistricting Hub

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September 11, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Webinar
As the 2020 Census approaches, Black Californians are again at risk of being undercounted. To address this, the California Black Census & Redistricting Hub is mobilizing Black-led and Black-serving organizations across the state through...
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29 Aug 2019

Shedding Light on DAFs: Pros & Cons of New Legislation

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August 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
World Affairs Center
The California Association of Nonprofits recently helped introduce California bill AB 1712, which would mandate greater transparency around donor advised funds (DAFs) through annual reporting requirements, promoting best practices, and requiring...
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29 Jul 2019

Putting Schools and Communities First

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July 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
East Bay Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
17 Jul 2019

Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative

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July 17, 2019 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Northern California Grantmakers
Please join NCG for our next regional working group meeting related to the 2020 Census. Many sectors from philanthropy to government are mobilizing to ensure a fair and accurate Census count. At this meeting, we will provide an update about the U.S...
06 Jun 2019

Schools and Communities First: The Fight for California’s Future

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June 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
29 May 2019

No Housing Support for Mixed Status Families? How Philanthropy Can Respond to Proposed HUD Rule

May 29, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Webinar
No one should be denied support because of their loved ones’ immigration status. Yet a newly introduced regulation from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would force U.S. citizen children and their families out of public...
28 May 2019

Redistricting: Providing Fair Representation for Californians

May 28, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Webinar
As California continues to prepare for the 2020 Census, it is easy to forget that redistricting comes immediately after. Similar to the census, redistricting will have high-stakes impact on public sector leadership, political power, and financial...
21 May 2019

No Rest for the Weary: The Fight for Statewide Criminal Justice Reform

May 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to May 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Sacramento, CA
The CA Criminal Justice Funders Group (CCJFG) is excited to host a two-day event exploring the current landscape of criminal justice reform, including upcoming legislation and ballot measures that both advance and impede the efforts of the movement...

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