CEO Message

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.

December 10, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, NCG Interim President and CEO David Greco reflects on how NCG has worked to better serve our members.

November 4, 2014

As NCG prepares to enter 2015, we do so with new leadership, a new sense of purpose and a new strategic direction. I'm pleased to announce that the NCG Board has approved a ground-breaking expansion of our membership eligibility criteria.

October 14, 2014

NCG is pleased to announce that Ellen LaPointe has been selected as our new President and CEO. Officially starting in her position on January 1st of 2015, Ellen will work closely with current NCG leadership and the NCG Board over the next few months to develop and roll-out the plan for....

September 18, 2014

As NCG seeks to better support the efforts of philanthropy in solving some of our communities toughest challenges, we believe that it is even more critical that we have the “right people on the bus.” And so as part of NCG’s new strategic direction, we are focusing our energy on developing initiatives through Collaborative Philanthropy.

May 6, 2014

Van Jones shouted it. Robert Reich stated it. Carol Larson emphasized it. Numerous panelists and speakers demonstrated it. The conference itself could not have been possible without it.

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