Public Policy/Social Justice: Advocacy

30 Aug 2018

What do we want? Health! When do we want it? Now! | Upstream Strategies for Change

August 30, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
The call to end family separation at the border and reunify parents with their children shows the power that engaged people and communities have to influence policy, educate the public, direct resources, and make change. With all of the complex...
23 Oct 2017

Transformative Prison Work in California Criminal Justice Reform

October 23, 2017 -
11:45am to 2:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
As a critical part of successful re-entry and culture change, transformative prison work plays a key role in wider criminal justice reform . Please join us for an update on this field and to hear about an emerging statewide network...
07 Dec 2016

Do We Have What We Need to Protect Our Communities? Let’s Hear from Top Lawyers

December 7, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
The impact of the national elections will have far-reaching effects at the state and local levels, putting both communities and institutions on high alert. Here in California, and particularly in the Bay Area, what do we need to anticipate about the...
24 Mar 2015

California Policy Forum Webinar : The Winners, Losers, and Silver Lining of the Proposed State Budget

March 24, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Online Webinar
What the proposed budget fails to do, according to a California Budget Project analysis, is tackle California’s biggest challenges. But there is a silver lining. Nonprofits, philanthropy, and other stakeholders have a window of opportunity to...
10 Mar 2015

Natural Allies: Philanthropy, the Legal Community and Civil Legal Aid

March 10, 2015 -
9:30am to 11:30am
State Bar of California
The struggle to break the cycle of poverty is often paved with legal potholes. Join us for this NCG event on Civil Legal Aid, where we will explore collaborations and investments of foundations, individual donors, corporations, law firms, government...
11 Sep 2014

Social Change, Advocacy, and Movement Building: The Role for Funders

September 11, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
NCG is excited to partner with Alliance for Justice to present an encore of the most popular session from our 2014 NCG Annual Conference.
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Resources from Saving the Social Safety Net: Advocacy Lessons for Funders

Publication date: 
01/2018
Our nation’s social safety net is at risk, and the effects on our most vulnerable communities could be devastating. In a session on 1/24/18, we heard about critical work that is happening now to save our social safety net, given Arabella Advisors ' recent work with donors and advocates to protect the programs that collectively constitute that safety net using all available tactics and resources.
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Resources from Building Community Power: Democracy at the Local Level

Publication date: 
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 Funding Bolder Advocacy

Publication date: 
03/2017
Advocacy is often the most effective—yet misunderstood—strategy in the philanthropy toolbox. This event helped participants to better understand their foundations' rights to fund or engage in public policy, which was led by advocacy law expert Sara Matlin from Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy project . This document is the slides from the March 9, 2017 workshop titled Funding Bolder Advocacy.
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