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New Resources for your Arts Grantees

Release Date: 
03/28/2017
Last year the Arts Loan Fund embarked on a journey to better serve the needs of the arts community. We learned that despite thirty years of loans and continuing cash-flow struggles for arts organizations, the ALF is not widely known in the arts...
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Get Answers When You Need Them

Release Date: 
03/27/2017
Did you know you have FREE access to a tool that compiles funding data from members of all of the California regional associations? You can access Foundation Maps: California through your NCG membership. This means that you can quickly identify...
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Why Philanthropy Must Do More on Climate Change

Release Date: 
03/16/2017
By Larry Kramer | History is replete with examples of societies that vanished when the local climate changed. But the threat we face from climate change today is much greater than that, because it’s not local, it’s global. Human activity is changing...
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Risky Real Estate

Release Date: 
03/15/2017
This feature article by Inside Philanthropy reminds colleagues in the sector of the ongoing pressures caused by nonprofit displacement. NCG, together with The San Francisco Foundation and other partners, established the nonprofit displacement crisis...
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The Lease Is Up — Now What?

Release Date: 
03/02/2017
Unaffordable office space can be destabilizing – particularly in the Bay Area. In the four years between 2011 and 2014, over 1,800 nonprofits left San Francisco. While this phenomena does not just impact San Francisco and Oakland, these areas are...
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2017 Annual Conference: Announcing Our Opening Plenary

Release Date: 
02/28/2017
Our 2017 Annual Conference on Monday, April 17th , will begin with Dr. Robert K. Ross , President and CEO of The California Endowment . Along with a stellar panel, our opening plenary will discuss the power of...
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Flooding Impacting San Jose: How to Help

Release Date: 
02/23/2017
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has established the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund, which will support nonprofit organizations providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance to flood victims in San Jose.
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Trump Era Demands Big Changes in Philanthropy's Approach

Release Date: 
02/23/2017
We have become accustomed in philanthropy to being measured and careful and thoughtful. We have hired brilliant staff and consultants to craft programs and strategies and put them in place. We have gathered evidence that our programs work and...

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