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30 Nov 2016

Post-Election Special: What Did We Learn? What’s Next?

November 30, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:45pm
Northern California Grantmakers
After a long and ugly ride, what are the key takeaways from the election? Where will these results take us? And what are the long-term strategies that will fuel the growing movement for a direct and participatory democracy? We’ll explore voter...
10 Aug 2016

California Policy Forum Webinar | Drought, Water and the Economy: What We All Need to Know!

August 10, 2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Online Webinar
We still have a drought! Water scarcity continues to affect the entire state from agricultural regions to urban centers. As this unprecedented drought continues, the legacy of variable rainfall will impact the state for some time to come. But it’s...
15 Dec 2015

Local Philanthropy and Sustainable Development Goals in the Bay Area

December 15, 2015 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
The James Irvine Foundation
How do the sustainable development goals relate to domestic challenges in the U.S.? There are significant challenges facing American communities today, including growing inequality, quality education, access to healthcare, and climate action. In the...
14 Dec 2015

California Policy Forum Webinar: Prop 47 - Look Back. Look Forward

December 14, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Online Webinar
In November 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, the most sweeping incarceration-reduction ballot initiative in state history. The “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” reclassified six common, low-level crimes from felony to misdemeanor...
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Resources from Standing Together: Coalition Building to Stop Jail Expansion

Publication date: 
07/2019
Throughout the state of California, organizers and communities impacted by incarceration are demanding an end to jail expansion. On this webinar we heard about the lessons learned from JusticeLA’s victory and what is required to create successful and effective coalitions to end mass incarceration. We heard from organizers from Los Angeles and the Bay Area about the current status of the fights to end jail expansion throughout the state and the role of funders in advancing these campaigns.
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Resources for Making it Count: Philanthropy and the 2020 Census

Publication date: 
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 Legislative Briefing on Census 2020

Publication date: 
05/2018
On May 18th, Senator Richard Pan, Chair of the Senate’s Select Committee on the Census, and Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair of the Assembly’s Select Committee on the Census, joined NCG members for lunch and had a conversation of how to best leverage our philanthropic investments to ensure a complete and accurate count of all people in California on the Census 2020.
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Resources from Advancing Economic Opportunity for Immigrants & Refugees

Publication date: 
05/2018
Across the country, immigrants and refugees serve as a catalyst for community revitalization and an engine of economic growth. While newcomers possess an entrepreneurial spirit, they often have limited access to asset building products and services, and many first and second-generation Americans struggle to achieve long-term financial stability. Dr. Manuel Pastor shared key findings from research commissioned by AFN and GCIR, and participants had the opportunity to hear from two experts from the field who shared lessons and best practices emerging from their work at this critical intersection.

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