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Philanthropy Speaks Up in Washington

Release Date: 
03/30/2017
Last week, NCG was pleased to support philanthropy's annual D.C. presence at Foundations on the Hill 2017 together with our colleagues from San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers as a part of our Philanthropy California efforts...
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Policy Update

Release Date: 
03/30/2017
As Northern California Grantmakers CEO Ellen LaPointe discussed in her January message , NCG is building capacity to engage in public policy work with our members, our partners, and our Philanthropy California colleagues.
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Partisan Politics and the Nonprofit Sector

Release Date: 
03/29/2017
"Our charitable and philanthropic communities are neither partisan nor bipartisan; we are nonpartisan in law and in practice. And to protect the common good, we must keep it that way."
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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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