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March 1, 2016

It’s time for March Madness. For those of us who follow college basketball, this is the month when we talk endlessly of brackets and spreads and Cinderella stories and dynasties and upsets. We fall in love, we berate, we despair, and we exult–in game after game. In the end, only one team pulls off the six consecutive wins necessary to be named champion. Those of us who follow trumpet our victory or lick our wounds, vow to resume our diets, heave a sigh of relief that it’s over, and ultimately return to the routines of daily life. All in good fun–unless you lose big in the pool, of course.

February 29, 2016
Northern California Grantmakers welcomes three new board members to unite in shared purpose.
February 8, 2016
Rare is the program officer whose passion for philanthropy is driven by an innate love of numbers. Yet, gaining fluency in the financials can stave off the grey hairs that come with reviewing non-profits’ spreadsheets for years to come.
February 8, 2016
Admittedly, BIG DATA feels a bit intimidating. Where to start? What to do with it? How do you know if you can trust it? We've found the solution.
February 1, 2016

How will nonprofits deliver direct services in our local communities if they can no longer afford the space to do it in? Join one or more of three upcoming briefings to hear the latest data on what’s happening and to talk about what can be done.

January 26, 2016
“How can it be that people still sleep in the streets in the richest nation in the world? Dr. King would hold his head and weep. We need a new paradigm of what is morally/ethically right and wrong."
January 20, 2016
This year, we brought members together with grantees to lift the baton for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a conversation with MLK’s counsel and speech writer, Dr. Clarence B. Jones.
January 19, 2016
Want to know how to make the most of your NCG membership? Here are 10 ways to engage in 2016!
January 11, 2016
The Heart of Philanthropy retreat is back. NCG is a community of individuals committed to positively impacting the world, whether that be locally, regionally, or globally. This is no small task! And yet, this is the work we are doing every day.
December 21, 2015
This year we did something new for our annual report. Here is our 2015 Year in Review.