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Professional Development Program

10 Feb 2023

2023 Rising Leaders Cohort

February 10, 2023 - 9:00am to June 23, 2023 - 12:00pm
6-Session Virtual Cohort
Are you a rising leader in philanthropy, someone looking for ways to expand your impact within the sector and advance your career? Are you feeling like the skills that got you to this point in your career are not the same skills...
08 Oct 2021

2021 New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

October 8, 2021 - 10:00am to November 12, 2021 - 12:30pm
Virtual Training
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please contact Kate Seely (kseely[at]ncg[dot]org) with questions. Target Audience NCG's New Grantmakers Institute (NGI) is created for those who are new to philanthropy, want to renew their skills, or...
30 Jun 2021

Mission Investing Institute and Action Cohorts

June 30, 2021 - 11:45pm
Application Deadline is June 30th. Join Philanthropy California for the Mission Investing Institute and Action Cohorts, a six-month virtual learning program presented by Mission Investors Exchange and in partnership with National...
10 May 2021

2021 Communications Institute

May 10, 2021 (All day)
6-Month Institute
Application Deadline: May 7, 2021 Are you a mid-career communications professional in philanthropy, eager to build professional knowledge, skills, and networks? Are you looking to foster peer support, share best practices, and create a long-lasting...
22 Oct 2020

2020 New Grantmakers Institute | Grantmaking for the 21st Century

October 22, 2020 - 10:00am to December 3, 2020 - 12:30pm
Virtual Training Series
If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, NCG's signature program , the New Grantmakers Institute (NGI): Grantmaking for the 21st Century , helps build your understanding of best practices for ethical and effective...
17 Oct 2019

Collaborative Skills and Group Facilitation Workshop

October 17, 2019 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
This event is at capacity. If you are interested in registering, email Kate Seely at and she will be in touch if space opens. Skillful collaboration is facilitated by an open mind and heart, keen powers of observation of self and...
10 Jun 2019

Giving Done Right: A Fireside Chat with Phil Buchanan and Jacqueline Martinez Garcel

June 10, 2019 -
2:30pm to 5:30pm
Google Community Space
In his new book, Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count , Phil Buchanan argues that, after years of rampant bad advice for donors from consultants, business school faculty, and other so-called experts – much of it...
30 Jan 2019

A Grantmaking New Year’s Resolution: A Values-Based Grantmaking Practice

January 30, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Values-aligned grantmaking is becoming every day parlance in our field, with good reason: foundation professionals are increasingly conscious of the role they play in social change. Similarly, the challenges we face seem ever more difficult to solve...


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