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POSTPONED: The Real Cost Project | Regional Forum, Silicon Valley

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:30pm PDT
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA
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Due to scheduling and other event conflicts, we will be rescheduling this program.  

The philanthropic sector is undergoing tremendous change and we are seeing the impact on nonprofit organizations across California: an increased demand for nonprofit services at a time of diminished government support and heightened dependence on philanthropic support. Many nonprofit organizations lack the resources that are critical to maintaining financial health and flexibility. Organizations with facilities are facing depreciating assets indicating a need for significant reinvestment. There is clear need to develop stronger boards, new business models, and outcomes-based strategies.

How can grantmakers respond?

Recently, many grantmakers have begun exploring an approach based on real cost funding.  NCG is proud to be a part of the Real Cost Project, a statewide initiative to explore what it takes for funders to develop new grantmaking strategies based on what it really costs to deliver outcomes.

On June 9th and 10th, NCG will be hosting Regional Forums with some of the leading grantmakers, experts and advocates in the field for a dynamic discussion about how grantmakers can improve outcomes through a real cost funding approach and what it will take to make these changes.

Join us to hear from fellow grantmakers who are working to make these changes in their funding practices, from experts who will walk you through the emerging statewide trends, and from nonprofit leaders about the full cost of delivering on their missions. You will also have the opportunity to engage directly with your fellow grantmakers to collectively identify some of the organizational barriers and challenges that might limit and, in some cases, prevent the adoption of real cost funding.


John Esterle, Co-Executive Director, Whitman Institute

Ann Goggins Gregory, COO, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco (formerly Senior Director, Knowledge, The Bridgespan Group)

Fred Ali, President and CEO, Weingart Foundation

Jamaica Maxwell, Program Officer for Organizational Effectiveness, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Moderator: Diane Parnes, Board Chair, NCG and Board Secretary, SV2

Targeted Audience

This program is open to NCG members and non-member funders. 

If you're a member of NCG, please log in and click the "Register Now" link to register.  First time to the website, set your password.  If you are non-member funder, please email to register for this event. 

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