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Equity and Social Justice Events

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

As the cost of living rises in the Silicon Valley, "29.5 percent of local residents - roughly 800,000 people - rely on some form of public or private assistance in order to get by.” However, at a time when there is a growing need for human services, local community-based organizations are struggling to keep the lights on. It is clear there is an opportunity for the dynamic, growing community of Bay Area philanthropists to do more to support these local efforts. So what is the disconnect?

The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy, a new report funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, provides a holistic portrait of the region’s nonprofit and philanthropic ecosystems and where and why they do or do not intersect. At this event, the authors of the report, Alexa Cortes Culwell and Heather McLeod Grant, will present their key findings and recommendations on how to bridge the gap to create lasting solutions for the region.

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:30am

Americans have a right know that their representatives are serving their interests and not profiting off their positions in government. Join us as we explore the historical roots of corruption, define and identify conflicts of interest and ethics violations, and help determine what we can do to support greater transparency and accountability in our government.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

The election of Donald Trump poses unprecedented challenges for all those funding LGBTQ rights and other social justice issues. This briefing will touch on issues most pressing in the face of this new administration, including criminalization, immigration, and religious exemptions.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:30am

Advocacy is an essential tool in executing your philanthropic mission. Learn how to use it strategically and legally as a funder. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (All day)

NCG, San Diego Grantmakers (SDG) and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) members are invited to participate in this statewide funder convening at a special discounted rate.

The Smart Growth California statewide funder convening is for funders from throughout California and the nation who are working to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities and regions in California.

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:00am

You are invited to join partners from across the Bay Area to learn together, collaborate, and take action toward equity, economic opportunity, and shared prosperity. Hear from experts and those on the ground implementing promising solutions. This Summit is hosted by Rise Together.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:30am

The impact of the national elections will have far-reaching effects at the state and local levels, putting both communities and institutions on high alert. Here in California, and particularly in the Bay Area, what do we need to anticipate about the policy and legal advocacy landscape? What are the key challenges and threats ahead?