"I planted my first tree there," recalled Tim Bolin as he pointed to patch of burned debris where his first home once stood. Tim is a pastor at the Paradise Alliance Church in the city that has been his home for 40 years.
I just hosted a staff meeting filled with laughter and storytelling. Howling, wipe-your-eyes laughter, and good, around-the-dinner-table connection. How did we get here? Partly by recognizing that our meetings weren’t, in many cases, places we preferred to be.
Check out our lineup for morning breakout speakers.
In accordance with Northern California Grantmakers’ bylaws, this message serves as formal written notice that the Annual Meeting of members will be held on April 23 at the San Mateo Marriott. This meeting will be a part of NCG’s 2019 Values. Vision. Voice. Conference. During the meeting, five candidates will be presented as nominees for a vote to the NCG Board of Directors.
In the March edition of What We’re Reading, we’re breaking the rules by centering under-represented communities all year long. While Black History Month has ended and Women’s History month has begun, we believe the work of equity and social justice should be shared all the time. This month you’ll find a variety of articles and a bonus video that focuses on racial equity while including other identities.
NCG’s Great Debate is returning to the main stage at this year’s Annual Conference. Two dynamic teams will vigorously argue for and against the thesis: Philanthropy has a leadership role to play in social change movements.
Inspired by the web series, Between Two Ferns, late night talk shows, and Oprah, NCG is pleased to announce a fast-paced set of afternoon breakout sessions at our 2019 Annual Conference. Marked by candor, authenticity, and good humor, each session will feature two leaders sharing their big ideas, rooted in the deep expertise that comes of lived experience. Learn more about our speakers below.
We’ve been cooking up programs and ideas for engaging our membership on equity and social justice issues. We thought a monthly curation of what we’re reading might spark conversation and action.
These were the words sung to us by Miss Joyce O’Neal at the Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, the first stop of our Peace and Justice trip last month to Alabama. Last October, on my first day in the office as NCG’s new Programs and Events Manager, our President and CEO Ellen LaPointe approached me and said, “Daniel, we have an incredible opportunity to meet with Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative and visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. I’d like you to help us design the trip.” I was stunned by the enormity, but managed to reply and nod my head vigorously.
We are pleased to announce that Sarah Jones will close out our 2019 Annual Conference with a curated performance!