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04 Oct 2017

Building Community Power: Democracy at the Local Level

October 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Webinar
At a time when many are looking for bright spots when it comes to democracy, this session will introduce funders to new efforts in California to reimagine democracy at the local level. These new tools for community power and democracy are broadening...
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...
11 Aug 2016

What’s next for California? The Immigration Agenda after the Supreme Court Decision

August 11, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
The San Francisco Foundation
Please join us to learn the latest on the Supreme Court ruling and its impact in the state of California, and to explore how philanthropy in California can strengthen and support the immigrant community. Informal networking lunch will follow the...
27 May 2015

NCG 2015 Annual Conference

May 27, 2015 -
7:30am to 5:00pm
Hotel Nikko
Join us on for the 2015 NCG Annual Conference as we explore how the philanthropic sector can move discussion of ideas and challenges to developing real-world solutions to cultivate healthier, thriving communities here in northern California.
24 Feb 2015

Transforming Our Lives, Transforming Movement Building

February 24, 2015 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr .Fund
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and generative somatics (gs) are thrilled to share a comprehensive report on the impact and effectiveness of NDWA’s SOL (Strategy Organizing Leadership) Initiative, coordinated in collaboration with gs...
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Resources for Rebuilding Democratic Norms and Institutions in the Post Impeachment Era | Bay Area Democracy Funders

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02/2020
The presidential year begins amid an historic political impasse at home and continued democratic decline across the globe. Autocrats now run three of the world’s four largest democracies, with systems in the U.S. and India teetering on the brink, according to experts. Yascha Mounk, a leading authority on liberal democracy and the rise of populism, recently wrote : “When they are reelected, populists nearly always become more radical and more dangerous.” At this program, we addressed the following questions: What are the common tactics authoritarians use in order to succeed? What are the...
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For the People: Protecting and Restoring Faith in Our Democracy | 4/18/2019

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04/2019
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 , which is perhaps the most comprehensive political reform proposal in a generation by our elected representatives. The “For the People Act” seeks to restore faith in our republican democracy as a genuinely representative system open to broad participation and protected from corruption and the outsized influence of special interest money. The provisions of the bill would make it easier for people to vote and strengthen campaign finance & ethics laws.
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Resources for Making it Count: Philanthropy and the 2020 Census

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02/2019
It has been a long road as California prepares for the 2020 Census—from budget delays at the federal level and persistent advocacy for adequate state funding, to the pending inclusion of an untested citizenship question. The state has allocated an unprecedented $90.3 million to support the census, but will it be enough to make sure that all California residents—including the 75 percent who are in historically undercounted groups—are counted? With $60 million in state dollars allocated for outreach by counties and community-based organizations, what do funders need to know about the efforts...
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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 What’s next for California? The Immigration Agenda after the Supreme Court Decision

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08/2016
Participants learned the latest on the Supreme Court ruling and its impact in the state of California, and explored how philanthropy in California can strengthen and support the immigrant community.

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