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Making The Leap: How Four Philanthropy-Serving Organizations Elevated Their Work and Shaped Their Regions — and the Support that Helped Make it Happen

Release Date: 
09/16/2021
For more than half a decade, Philanthropy Northwest, Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers and Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties have been the recipients of unprecedented support from one foundation that saw...
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Who’s Organizing the Volunteers? A Look Behind the Scenes in Local Disaster Response

Release Date: 
08/25/2021
As we find ourselves in the midst of yet another devastating wildfire season, I want to share the importance of the little-known or often misunderstood community-based network known as the VOAD – Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters. A VOAD,...
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What is at Stake for an Equity Agenda in California’s Recall Election?

Release Date: 
08/25/2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom was elected in 2018 with 62% of the votes, a victory margin not seen in nearly seven decades. On September 14, 2021, California’s voters will be asked to weigh in on whether or not he should be recalled. The special...
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Everything Wrong with The Verge’s Article, “What to Expect from the 2021 Fire Season in the West”

Release Date: 
08/04/2021
As fire season sets in, the stream of well-meaning articles entering our news feed is on the rise. They’re intended to help us make sense of and respond to the threat of wildfire and smoke. What worries me though, is what’s missing from these pithy...
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What We’re Reading: Gender Justice & Trans Communities Edition

Release Date: 
06/17/2021
The realities, challenges, and larger context of what Black and brown trans communities are facing locally and nationally are not well-known to funders or to our society in general. The list of articles here showcase Bay Area trans leaders and their...

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