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01 Mar 2017

A Case of Uncertainty: The 2017 California State Budget | A California Policy Forum Program

March 1, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
This year’s the Governor’s proposed budget strikes a significantly different tone than those of the last few years. It reflects lower revenues, a $1.6 billion projected shortfall, an expected economic downturn and deep uncertainty about what 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 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...

Resources from Saving the Social Safety Net: Advocacy Lessons for Funders

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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.

Resources from 25 Years After Loma Prieta and Days After Napa

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Using the lens of Loma Prieta, Napa, Katrina, Sandy and other disasters this program explored the role of philanthropy and nonprofits in preparing for, responding to, and mitigating disasters and how we can help communities get back to "normal."

Smarter Philanthropy for Greater Impact: Rethinking How Grantmakers Support Scale

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A special supplement sponsored by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) for the Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2014 edition. It was created to capture the latest thinking about how nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, public funders, and social entrepreneurs can increase the impact of successful solutions to urgent social challenges. In the following pages, leaders from across the social sector offer their perspectives on “scaling what works” — what it means, what it takes to do it right, and what needs to happen to ensure that proven and promising solutions find their way...


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