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Resources from Building Community Power: Democracy at the Local Level

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10/2017
In an October 4 Webinar, we introduced funders to new efforts in California to reimagine democracy at the local level. These new tools for community power and democracy are broadening political participation for traditionally disenfranchised groups, expanding civic engagement beyond elections, and creating new platforms for making government more responsive, accountable, and equitable.
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Resources from Moving Black-Led Organizations from Crisis to Change: Solutions for Sustainability

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11/2016
A report issued last year by the Bay Area Black United Fund - Black-Led Organizations (BLOs) in the Bay Area: From Crisis to Change - noted that BLO’s which are lifelines to low-income Black communities are especially vulnerable due to a cumulative lack of resources to support growth, best-in-class systems, training and leadership development. Connections to mentors, coaches, experienced consultants, and other resources to assist with succession planning, board recruitment and the implementation of earned income strategies have been identified as keys to improving the sustainability of Black-...
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Resource from Transforming Our Lives, Transforming Movement Building

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02/2015
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and generative somatics (gs) shared a comprehensive report and findings on the impact and effectiveness of NDWA’s SOL (Strategy Organizing Leadership) Initiative, coordinated in collaboration with gs and Social Justice Leadership.
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Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together

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02/2015
This GrantCraft guide tackles many topics, including investment approaches, appraisal of funding opportunities from the standpoints of opportunity assessment and funder capacity, funder-grantee power dynamics, and assessing impact.
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Resources from Addressing Displacement of Nonprofit Organizations

Publication date: 
11/2014
Presentations regarding the displacement of nonprofit organizations resulting from the effects of rising rents in San Francisco and an exploration of the strategies being implemented by the City in partnership with foundations
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Resources from Beyond the Grant: Building Capacity of Your Nonprofit Grantees Through Pro-Bono

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10/2014
As part of Global Pro Bono Week, NCG is partnered with the Taproot Foundation to present a special program on how funders can support their grantees' work by providing much-needed pro-bono services.
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Supporting Nonprofit Capacity: Three Principles for Grantmakers

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12/2013
When Grantmakers for Effective Organizations traveled cross-country to meet with funders and nonprofits and learn more about their capacity-building experiences, the effort led to their development of an approach to capacity building that may help grantmakers be better positioned to support nonprofits in achieving lasting impact.
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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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UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

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01/2013
A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund , UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. The report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund...

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