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Still on the fence about attending the 2021 Corporate Philanthropy Institute? Well you have come to the right place! Check out the top ten reasons below for why this is going to be a conference you are not going to want to miss!
As I sit to write, our Northern California skies are hazy with wildfire smoke. It strikes me as a metaphor for this moment, 19 months into COVID, when our visions of a post-pandemic future are shifting yet again. I definitely don’t feel clear-eyed. I am learning that being clear-eyed is not about being able to see the hills on the horizon on a crisp, blue-skied day. Rather, it is knowing who you are, where you are, and where you are going, even in the midst of the densest fog. It is about knowing what lies beyond the haze.
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 value in regional philanthropy-serving organizations. That partner is the Satterberg Foundation. In the years since this infusion began, we’ve often chatted about how this relationship has changed us and how we need to tell its story.
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 election will take place on September 14, 2021 with vote-by-mail ballots being sent out starting on August 16, 2021. It is critically important that all California voters engage in this election.
Over the last year, our work supporting COVID-19 recovery has been guided by an evolving set of principles. We've refined and captured those into seven key principles for philanthropy's support of a recovery that centers racial equity. NCG's President and CEO Dwayne S. Marsh spoke with our Public Policy Director Crispin Delgado about this new resource for philanthropy.
I’m someone who went into a graduate program in history and wrote a dissertation on hidden and oftentimes, erased stories on resilience and activism by queer women of color. I’m attuned to what gets taught, why some topics aren’t, and the process determining who decides; it’s a systemic, not individual issue.
No matter our color, background, zip code or political views, our democracy should work for everyone. Democracy in the United States is premised on the notion that every voter should have the freedom to cast their vote. Through the act of voting we make our voices heard elect representatives who govern in our name and enact our priorities.
It is with bittersweet emotions and heartfelt congratulations that NCG wishes Varisa Tantiwasadakran, Communications Associate, success as she departs for graduate studies. Varisa heads off to New York to pursues not one, but two Columbia University Graduate Programs: Master of Science in Urban Planning at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation alongside a Master of International Affairs in Human Rights & Humanitarian Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs.
Thanks, Marcus and Dwayne, for your inspiring words and your leadership. As good discussions go, you’ve both got me thinking. And thanks to Marcus for tagging me and inviting me to jump into the conversation. Marcus’s “meet the moment” question for me is a good one: How does philanthropy need to work differently in these complex and turbulent times?
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 organization’s work.