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NCG Interviews Nayantara Mehta About Upcoming Program on Funding Progressive Groups: Managing the Risk

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11/29/2011
NCG interviews Alliance for Justice Senior Counsel Nayantara Mehta on a program designed to help funders and social justice organizations manage "sting" operations, attacks on their organization, and the potential media firestorms that follow.
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A Conversation With Van Jones: Understanding Movement Building–The Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street and Philanthropy

Release Date: 
11/21/2011
Last month NCG was excited to partner with the Mitchell Kapor Foundation to present Van Jones. Van discussed Occupy Wall Street, Philanthropy and other political movements at work in our country today.
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Resources for Young People Driving Social Change through The Ballot Box and Beyond

In the November 2018 elections, 31 percent of youth (ages 18-29) voted - the highest level of participation among youth in a mid-term election in the past three decades. Simultaneously, the country is in the middle of a massive demographic shift where young people of color are the fastest-growing segment of the population. In California, the overwhelming majority of millennials (over 60%) are people of color. Building and supporting the civic engagement infrastructure and leadership pipeline opportunities focusing on youth leaders, both in and outside of election cycles, holds incredible...
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New Strategies for Civic Engagement in the Central Valley

The changing demographics and political attitudes of the Central Valley - a traditionally conservative region of California - demand new strategies for community and civic engagement. To understand the shift in the region and how it is becoming more purple, look no further than the recent mid-term elections. In the race for the 10th congressional district, covering Stanislaus and portions of San Joaquin County, the election was undecided for a week and, at its closest margin, only 1,300 votes separated incumbent Republican Jeff Denham and eventual winner Democrat Josh Harder. A huge...
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Resources for the Census 2020 RFP Information Sessions

The United States Census is conducted every 10 years in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. It is the most expansive peacetime exercise of the federal government as it aims to count every single resident living in the entire country. A fair and accurate census is essential to numerous aspects of civic life, from allocation of billions of dollars in federal funds to political representation at all levels of government. Unfortunately, history has repeatedly shown that certain groups – including people of color, immigrants, low-income communities, and children – are statistically more likely...
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Resources for Redistricting: Providing Fair Representation for Californians

As California continues to prepare for the 2020 Census, it is easy to forget that redistricting comes immediately after. Similar to the census, redistricting will have high-stakes impact on public sector leadership, political power, and financial resources for the decade that follows. California is one of the few states with an independent and impartial system to redraw its districts. Recently, more philanthropic organizations have turned their attention to redistricting and the diverse roles they can play. In partnership with California Census 2020 Statewide Funders’ Table and Grantmakers...

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