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Why Philanthropy Must Do More on Climate Change

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03/16/2017
By Larry Kramer | History is replete with examples of societies that vanished when the local climate changed. But the threat we face from climate change today is much greater than that, because it’s not local, it’s global. Human activity is changing...
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Philanthropy and Fire: Where to Help

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09/18/2015
It’s official: 2015 is the worst recorded fire season in history. Wildfires are still raging across California’s drought-parched hills, with thousands displaced and hundreds facing catastrophic losses and the Herculean task of rebuilding. We’ve...
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Tech Entrepreneur Commits $600 Million to Establish New San Francisco Foundation

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06/24/2015
Napster co-founder and former Facebook President Sean Parker formally announces plans and strategies for his new $600 Million foundation, The Parker Foundation.
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PG&E Funds Local Fire Safe Council Projects, Joins CAL FIRE in Urging Residents to Prevent, Prepare for Wildfires

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05/13/2015
NCG member Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced last week that they are providing nearly $2 million in funding to local Fire Safe Councils across its service area for fuel reduction projects and public education to help prevent dangerous...
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Announcing Our 2015 Annual Conference PhilTalks

Release Date: 
05/07/2015
Earlier this year NCG put out a call for PhilTalk proposals. What’s a PhilTalk? A PhilTalk is a 15-minute presentation that explores an idea, solution or approach to a challenge we are confronting in our philanthropic work. Think TedTalk, but for...
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Announcing the 2015 Annual Conference Morning Breakouts

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05/06/2015
At the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will have six Morning Breakouts to choose from—each offering an opportunity to investigate how the changes happening in our communities are playing out in a specific issue area. This year's Morning Breakouts...

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