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08 Apr 2014

2014 NCG Annual Conference | Be the Change: Philanthropy and a Thriving Society for All

April 8, 2014 -
9:00am to 4:30pm
Hotel Nikko
For our inaugural Annual Conference we are pleased to feature two thought-provoking and engaging speakers: Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich and Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones. Both speakers will address how the issue of income...
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Report: North Bay Fires and the Arts, One Year Later

Publication date: 
09/2018
October 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the Northern California firestorm. With funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers commissioned Learning for Action, an independent San Francisco-based research firm, to conduct this study to understand the extent of the fires’ impact on the arts community in the three most affected counties: Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino. The study, North Bay Fired and the Arts, One Year Later , draws upon quantitative and qualitative data collected in each of the three counties from individual artists...
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Resources from Creative Placemaking and Honoring Culture

Publication date: 
06/2018
The Arts Loan Fund hosted an exciting conversation on funding culturally specific and immigrant communities in the Bay Area. The panel explored the importance of creative place making and place keeping. In the midst of so many changes in our communities, the panel discussed how we as grantmakers can honor the distinct characteristics and soul of the neighborhoods and cities we serve.
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Nonprofit Displacement: Solutions for Permanent and Affordable Spaces

Publication date: 
02/2017
Displacement threats to arts and cultural organizations are an increasingly urgent problem in cities and communities across the country. Fellow funders, city governments and nonprofits are searching for solutions to help protect our most valued arts and cultural assets. Today, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has launched a new online resource to showcase an innovative solution that can help secure permanent, affordable spaces for arts nonprofits.
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Resources from Strategic Corporate Philanthropy: Designing Community Programs for Impact

Publication date: 
09/2015
Based on Corporate Citizenship’s (CC) latest global research, which draws on the insights of companies such as Amway, Unilever, Kellogg’s and Microsoft, find out to what extent companies are moving to a flagship approach, where one is focusing activities and resources in a targeted manner, and how to do it successfully. In their research, 70% of companies surveyed expect to move in this direction in the next 2 years, up from just 12% doing so today. Corporate Citizenship has identified five characteristics of such an approach that if achieved, can ensure not only the programs survival, but...
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The Cultural Lives of Californians: Insights from the California Survey of Arts & Cultural Participation

Publication date: 
05/2015
A new study commissioned by NCG member The James Irvine Foundation presents new data providing insights on the critical role arts nonprofits can play in communities.
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Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

Publication date: 
04/2015
This report analyzes U.S. funding trends for Black men and boys and describes recent initiatives in the field of Black male achievement. The brief shows a distinct trend toward increased U.S. foundation funding for organizations and programs that are working to improve the life outcomes of Black males.

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