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December 14, 2017

Last month NCG weighed in on its first public policy issue – opposing changes to San Francisco’s campaign finance and conflict of interest laws.  True, it’s not the sexiest of issues but it was one with huge implications for philanthropy and our partners in government and the nonprofit sector. 

December 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.

December 14, 2017

NCG is excited to announce the launch of our Senior Fellow Program and the appointment of Pamela H. David as the inaugural Senior Fellow.

December 13, 2017

In March 2015, lightning struck. For six months, I’d been looking for new ways to help the nonprofits we serve get to the next level.

December 12, 2017

Our community notes with sorrow the untimely death of Edwin Lee, the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco.

We will remember him as a champion of the rights of those whose voices often go unheard.

December 11, 2017

NCG is monitoring the fires in Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Santa Barbara Counties.

November 16, 2017

Our criminal justice system is broken. It disproportionately impacts and targets communities of color and poor communities, and costs California taxpayers billions a year, money that could otherwise be directed towards more fruitful investments in community development, drug treatment, mental health services, education, and jobs.

November 16, 2017

The Nonprofit Displacement Project, organized by philanthropy network Northern California Grantmakers in 2015, is working to secure affordable space for nonprofits in the Bay Area as well as to provide them with the technical skills to find and keep their own space.

November 9, 2017

There are some things you are glad to have, but hope never to have to use: A quarter for the phone booth (I know, I know – 20th century stuff). A snake for your drain. An epi pen. The capacity to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency is certainly close to – if not right at the top – of that list. 

November 2, 2017

In her remarks to the Peninsula Philanthropic Network on September 29, 2017, Congresswoman Jackie Speier noted that the Redwood City area is a version of “A Tale of Two Cities,” reflecting on her own experience visiting a mobile home community that has spiraled into severe disrepair despite its location mere miles from new luxury developments.