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CEO Message

March 28, 2016

Our 2016 Annual Conference, The Power of Now on May 25th, is coming soon! Hear from our CEO Ellen LaPointe on what the Power of Now means to her and what you can expect to achieve at the conference.

March 1, 2016

It’s time for March Madness. For those of us who follow college basketball, this is the month when we talk endlessly of brackets and spreads and Cinderella stories and dynasties and upsets. We fall in love, we berate, we despair, and we exult–in game after game. In the end, only one team pulls off the six consecutive wins necessary to be named champion. Those of us who follow trumpet our victory or lick our wounds, vow to resume our diets, heave a sigh of relief that it’s over, and ultimately return to the routines of daily life. All in good fun–unless you lose big in the pool, of course.

January 26, 2016

“How can it be that people still sleep in the streets in the richest nation in the world? Dr. King would hold his head and weep. We need a new paradigm of what is morally/ethically right and wrong."

December 21, 2015

It is with enormous gratitude that I write to say thank you, as we ready ourselves for a holiday break.

November 19, 2015

I am always happy to predict the future. I do it all the time. Really- just call me sometime and you will end up with at least one or two juicy predictions. In fact, I’ll give you one right now...

September 29, 2015

We came. We authenticated. We envisioned. The Corporate Philanthropy Institute opened some big questions. If you were there, thank you. Thank you for coming, and thank you for bringing your energy, your curiosity, your questions, your knowledge, your insights, and your know-how with you into the room.

September 9, 2015

As we say goodbye to summer and move into a busy fall season, I’m excited by the many opportunities we will have to connect with colleagues, discuss the issues with which we are grappling, share triumphs and learnings, strengthen our relationships as we explore possibilities for collaboration.

June 2, 2015

Wow! What an exhilarating day. Thank you for spending a day with us. Thank you for bringing your curiosity, your passion, and your intelligence to the conversations, plenaries, and sessions throughout the day. Thank you for your investing in our community.

May 20, 2015

NCG’s 2015 Annual Conference is right around the corner. I can’t think of a better way to get to know you all—by coming together to discuss the issues impacting the communities in which we work and live.

May 6, 2015

Hello! I am delighted to be joining Northern California Grantmakers at this moment in time. NCG has a long and distinguished pedigree. Many of the leading thinkers in philanthropy founded and have helped shape our organization over the years. We have a history of achievement about which we all can be proud.

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