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10 Oct 2019

POSTPONED: 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
In-person attendance for this event is now at capacity. Please join us via webinar by registering on Zoom. Given the scale of social, economic and environmental crises our communities are facing, it is hopeful to see foundations...
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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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18 Sep 2019

The New Nonprofit Workspace: Multi-Tenant Centers and Shared Space (Silicon Valley)

September 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
Join us to explore what it means to be a part of a vibrant sharing community. Our two-part event will explore long-term solutions for organizations' need for stable and affordable space with a free workshop and panel conversation. You have options...
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17 Sep 2019

Investing in Our Future: How California is Fighting Against Childhood Poverty and What Still Needs to be Done

September 17, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:30pm
James Irvine Foundation
Despite being one of the most progressive states in the Union, California has the highest childhood poverty rate in Country. In fact 20% of California children live in poverty, impacting almost 2 million children with 450,000 of those children...
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