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05 Nov 2014

Design for Impact: Accelerating Sustainable Mobility for Cities

November 5, 2014 -
11:00am to 7:00pm
IDEO San Francisco Office
This design-thinking workshop will bring together EMBARQ and the most forward-thinking philanthropists, foundation leaders and corporate executives for hands-on sessions where they can help prioritize the challenges to tackle in urban mobility, and...
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Resources from Business as a Force for Good: A Conversation with B Lab

Publication date: 
10/2017
In this event on October 11, NCG welcomed B Lab co-founder Bart Houlahan and Chief B Keeper at B Lab Ben Anderson, as well as local leaders of the B Corp community, to have a conversation about the role business must play in addressing social and environmental issues and explore how companies can create an inclusive economy that provides a shared and durable prosperity for all.
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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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Building Power Through Data-Sharing: Issues and Opportunities for Environmental Health and Justice Funders

Publication date: 
08/2014
This Health & Environmental Funders Network paper is intended to provide environmental health and justice funders with background information that may be helpful in considering investments to increase data-sharing.
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Healthy Environments, Healthy People: A Funder Guide on Improving Environmental Conditions for Health

Publication date: 
04/2014
This Health & Environmental Funders Network issue brief is an excellent "first-read" for funders newly interested in environmental health and environmental justice. It provides funders with a basic understanding of concerns about environmental impacts on health and an introduction to strategies grantmakers are pursuing to address these impacts.
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Resources from the 2013 California Budget Project Analysis

Publication date: 
02/2013
For more than a decade, Northern California Grantmakers has partnered with the California Budget Project to inform members about the annual budgets that impact underserved communities and grantees they serve.
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Snapshots of Philanthropy: Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund

Publication date: 
08/2010
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features former NCG member the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund--which sunset in 2012--and its work to restore the Golden Gate National Parks System.
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New $15 Billion Climate Package for California — Here's What It Means for Philanthropy

Release Date: 
09/30/2021
There will be tremendous opportunities for philanthropy to ensure investments are targeted in our most vulnerable communities at risk of climate-driven events. NCG's Alan Kwok provides an analysis of what the package will bring and what role...
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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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