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December 21, 2015

Did you attend our holiday party? Take a look at our Flickr Album for pictures from the event!

December 21, 2015
It is with enormous gratitude that I write to say thank you, as we ready ourselves for a holiday break.
December 14, 2015
33 new members joined, increasing our ranks by 20%. We are excited to play and learn with you in 2016! Join forces with the new members of our community.
December 7, 2015
When was the last time you saw a room full of philanthropy professionals leap to their feet in applause? Watch Youth Speaks Poet Tassiana as she rallied the Northern California Grantmakers community to a standing ovation at our sold-out annual conference earlier this year.
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.