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Resources from New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

Publication date: 
09/2016
If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, NCG's signature program, New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century , helps build your framework for best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking, and helps you place yourself within this ecosystem you are a part of.
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The Real Cost Project: Increasing the Impact of Philanthropy in California

Publication date: 
08/2016
Around the country, as well as across the State of California, grantmakers are examining their funding practices and looking to develop new approaches to better support the communities they serve. Recently, numerous grantmakers have begun exploring what it would take to fund the real costs of the organizations they support – that is all of the necessary investments for a nonprofit organization to deliver on mission and to be sustainable over the long term. Building off of this interest, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers launched a joint...
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Resources from 2015 New Grantmakers Institute: Essential Skills & Strategies

Publication date: 
10/2015
For new grantmakers it is essential to hit the ground running by equipping themselves with the tools and best practices for making sound funding recommendations. The New Grantmakers Institute is a cost-effective, local option that develops important skills, helps build lasting peer relationships with other grantmakers in our community, and cultivates the ability to ask critical questions of ourselves and others about our role as change-makers in our communities.
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New Research Suggests Foundations Have Work To Do To Engage Lower-Ranking Staff, Live into DEI Values

Release Date: 
08/30/2018
Foundations often have underutilized talent and insight into the very issues they’re working to address — in their own staff. Entry- and mid-career staff are the most diverse in the field, and are often the most-unwedded to standard operating...
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Four Top Influencers Debate Philanthropy in the First 100 Days

Release Date: 
05/04/2017
Four top influencers voiced opinions rarely heard in philanthropy, debating whether history will judge philanthropy's response to President Trump's First 100 days as a watershed moment or failure to break free.
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Relationships as a Source of Strength in Societal Upheaval

Release Date: 
03/30/2017
In a time when so much that is dear to me feels besieged, I am working to find my footing, lead with my values and use my privilege wisely and with courage. In my conversations with NCG members, I know I am not alone.

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