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Announcing our Closing Speaker: Emmy Award-winning Producer, Actor, Comedian, Writer Larry Wilmore!

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02/23/2018
To close out our conference day, Larry Wilmore will be in conversation with Wesley Morris, making sense of what it’s going to take to address the critical issues of our time.
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You're New? Me Too!

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02/19/2018
These past few months have been a fun whirlwind of making as many professional and personal connections as I can, which is (in my opinion) one of the best opportunities NCG offers – the chance to be part of the largest philanthropic community in the...
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San Francisco Arts Commission Names Barbara Mumby-Huerta Director of Community Investments

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02/15/2018
NCG member the San Francisco Arts Commission has announced Barbara Mumby-Huerta as its new Program Director for the Commission's Community Investments Program. Barbara is also a member of our Arts Loan Fund Steering Committee...
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Announcing NCG’s Annual Conference Emcee: NYT Writer Wesley Morris

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02/12/2018
This past year has given us all a lot to process – the Women’s March, #TakeAKnee, Charlottesville, #MeToo, and so much more. Making sense of it all can feel like we’re swimming upstream. Luckily, cultural expert Wesley ...
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Member Spotlight: Rajni Dronamraju, Senior Manager, Charitable Giving at Genentech

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12/14/2017
Rajni Dronamraju is the Senior Manager, Charitable Giving at Genentech. As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Rajni told us about her passion project, and why she's interested in learning from her funder peers in our community.
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September Meeting Recap: Envisioning a Funder Network on Childhood Adversity

Background On August 29, 2017, a group of Bay Area funders came together to brainstorm a possible vision, scope, and set of content directions for a funder learning network on childhood adversity. A 1 range of funders were represented - including family foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations, and individual donors. Some have been funding in the childhood adversity space for decades, while others are at the early stages of their journey. What emerged was a rich discussion exploring the possible ways in which a funder learning network might strengthen our work, and accelerate...
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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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Resources for What’s Ahead for Racial Equity: Real Talk with Manuel Pastor and Lateefah Simon

“Advancing racial and economic equity is the defining challenge of our time. Rising inequality and persistent racial inequities threaten our social cohesion and economic potential. We must work to build a Bay Area that is inclusive and prosperous for all residents.” - Solving the Housing Crisis Is Key to Inclusive Prosperity in the Bay Area ; April 2018 What is the landscape of economic, racial, and social inequities in the Bay Area, and what can we do about it? NCG is excited to announce our new offering - the Racial Equity Action (REA) Institute - to bring together racial equity specialists...
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Resources from The Sweet Spot: Leveraging the SF Soda Tax to Advance Health Equity

At this program, Shape Up SF Coalition and NCG's Bay Area Health Funders Group came together for a conversation with nonprofits and funders to strategize how San Francisco can be a leader in health equity and healthy eating active living programs by further supporting agencies who will likely be applying for funding through the Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax.
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