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Snapshots in Philanthropy: Women's Foundation of California

Publication date: 
02/2011
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 NCG member The Women's Foundation of California and its Women’s Policy Institute (WPI), a nine-month training fellowship in policy advocacy.
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International Women's Day by Roger Doughty

Release Date: 
03/09/2017
International Women’s Day happens every March 8 and every year it’s important, focusing us on women’s innumerable contributions, as well as the progress and setbacks in ending discrimination and violence against women worldwide. Hundreds of...
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Firelight Foundation Launches Girls Empowered

Release Date: 
04/20/2015
Earlier this month NCG member the Firelight Foundation announced the launch of Girls Empowered: Stories of Change—a new section of their website—to share their work as part of the Grassroots Girls Initiative, a consortium of six organizations.
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MacArthur Genius Ai-Jen Poo to Speak at NCG Program

Release Date: 
02/03/2015
This month NCG members have the opportunity to hear from 2014 MacArthur genius and work activist Ai-Jen Poo on a transformative leadership process used to develop leadership skills for organizing and building power.
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All the Way from Nairobi: International Guest Speaker Purity Kagwiria

Release Date: 
11/02/2014
On November 10 Akili Dada Executive Director Purity Kagwiria will join NCG members for an intimate salon on effective grantmaking in Africa. We’re thrilled that Purity is including us in her visit to the U.S. and participating in our Funder Salon on...
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Helping Women Step Out of the Shadows

When women thrive, those around them typically do, too—and when they struggle, so do others. Yet women’s mental health and wellbeing have received insufficient attention from the health care field, from government, and from philanthropy. This lack of attention has left a gap that needs to be filled if we hope to see progress on numerous intersecting issues, from women’s rights to health care to education. Working with the Hope & Grace Fund, a philanthropic project of skincare and beauty brand Philosophy , Arabella Advisors has produced a new report that explores opportunities for funders...
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Resources for Gender, Power, Race, Money: #MeToo and Philanthropy

For two years, the #MeToo Movement has dominated the news headlines as women who’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted continue to step forward to tell their stories. #MeToo momentum was quickly followed by the Time’s Up Movement for workplace equity for women and people of color. With power and equality in the news, philanthropies across the Bay Area have begun inward conversations about their organizations’ culture. Gender, power, race and money give us plenty to consider when it comes to barriers to good policies and best practices for creating safe cultures. As it turns out, lenient...

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