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24 Oct 2019

Addressing Trauma in Pediatric Primary Care: Insights from the Field

October 24, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Addressing trauma is an important goal of pediatric primary care. Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is often considered a critical component of this goal and momentum around universal screening is growing. Within California, several...
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24 Oct 2019

Aging into Poverty: Ensuring Seniors’ Golden Years Remain Golden

October 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Currently, one in five seniors in California is living at or below poverty – the highest rate in the country. With the demographic changes underway in the State, the challenges of senior poverty are likely to increase even if this rate remains...
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10 Oct 2019

Two Years After the Fires: Reimagining Disaster Philanthropy Centered on Building Power and Resiliency

October 10, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
La Luz Center
What if disaster philanthropy went beyond a charity model focusing solely on immediate relief, but also united leaders and built long-term community power? What if those most affected by disaster sat at the philanthropic decision-making table to...
08 Oct 2019

#MoreThanMoney: The Role of Funders in Addressing Ableism

October 8, 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Ed Roberts Campus
Ableism: a social attitude that having a disability makes someone a less valued member of society. It assumes that the ways able–bodied people live are the best ways to live. In addition to grantmaking, advocacy funders play a...
03 Oct 2019

Fair Courts: The Threat to Judicial Independence in Polarized Times

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October 3, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Judicial independence may be the most consequential — though least visible and discussed — long-term threat to a well-functioning American democracy. The partisan political climate in the U.S. has emboldened lawmakers to undermine the role of an...
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03 Oct 2019

Foundation Endowments…Activate!: Aligning Investment Strategy with Social Justice Values

October 3, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Given the scale of social, economic and environmental crises our communities are facing, it is hopeful to see foundations making bold shifts to their grantmaking. Yet funders committed to justice recognize that grant dollars alone are not enough to...
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01 Oct 2019

Quarterly Conversation on Disaster Philanthropy: The Philanthropic Landscape in Northern California and Funding Pre-disaster Mitigation and Preparedness

October 1, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
As extreme natural events are increasingly affecting our health, livelihoods, and social fabric, how might philanthropic investments be more strategic in building greater community disaster resilience? Since philanthropy cannot do it alone, it...
25 Sep 2019

From Gender Norms to Gender Justice: Knowledge and Practice

September 25, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
What are gender norms and what does the philanthropy sector need to know to make an impact in grantmaking? Join Northern California Grantmakers, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Applied Materials for an interactive presentation by Riki...
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24 Sep 2019

From Me to We: Applying the Race Class Narrative to Persuade the Middle and Mobilize the Base

September 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
The California Endowment
How do we move a cross-racial set of voters toward believing in and fighting for racial and economic justice? How can narrative change bring us closer to advancing shared opportunity and prosperity for all Californians? Nationally-recognized...
23 Sep 2019

The Ethics of Working with Story

September 23, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Because stories are powerful, and because they are wholly owned by the person who shares them, we have an ethical obligation to use story in ways that do no harm. Our goal should be to lift, not exploit. Only when we use story ethically can people...
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