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November 23, 2015

In my 6 years working with corporations at FSG, I’ve come to realize that being in charge of your company’s foundation or CSR is reason to both celebrate and weep with frustration. What do I mean? Consider the fictional yet all-too-familiar story of Christine…

November 19, 2015

Guest blogger Jeffrey Malloy is the Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer at the Heising-Simons Foundation (HSF) as well as NCG Board Treasurer/Finance.

November 19, 2015

I am always happy to predict the future. I do it all the time. Really- just call me sometime and you will end up with at least one or two juicy predictions. In fact, I’ll give you one right now...

October 27, 2015

NCG members spend considerable effort to ease the hardship of people with the least resources in the Bay Area. New data shows that our 10 percent poverty rate reveals only part of the picture.

October 15, 2015

This year, Kate Seely designed NCG's 2015 New Grantmakers Institute, a two-day workshop welcoming people to the field. Hear what attendees had to say.

October 13, 2015

A social justice activist and funder who has consistently worked with the intersection of race, class and gender for more than 30 years, Susan Wefald is trying to build capacity of organizations and movements to affect change.

October 12, 2015

On Saturday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that instantly registers residents to vote when they renew or obtain a new license beginning in 2016. The “New Motor Voter Act” is just one of many steps aimed at addressing California’s low election participation rate.

October 6, 2015

When the Bay Area was swishing its bell bottoms, standing tall with platforms and freeing the love in the late 70’s, voters approved Proposition 13, slashing taxes for public services.

October 5, 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in NCG’s 2015 Corporate Philanthropy Institute. And a special thank you to all the individuals who tweeted throughout the day using our conference hashtag #CPI2015–Here is our Storify filled with quotes, pictures and conference moments to share.

September 29, 2015

Yesterday, the White House hosted the Immigration Briefing for Regional Associations of Grantmakers to invite involvement with the administration’s immigration initiatives at the state and local level. NCG and our California partners attended.