It's 7 weeks until the 2015 Annual Conference and we are kicking our conference planning into high gear. And we are not alone. We have partners. Conference partners.
The bar was set high at last year’s conference. One of the biggest highlights was how we ended the day. It was fun. It pushed the envelope. And that’s what we wanted to do again this year. Who better to push the envelope than socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell.
With almost twenty years in existence, Youth Speaks is one of the world’s leading presenters of Spoken Word performance. That’s why we’re thrilled to include their artists as part of our conference.
From the 49ers to the fact that our city is 7 x 7 miles—the number 49 has special significance in San Francisco. And today, the number 49 has very special meaning for NCG staff…we’re officially 49 days out from the 2015 Annual Conference.
In 2015 NCG has begun a deliberate effort to develop and present programming for communications staff. Recently NCG reached out to Sean Gibbons, Executive Director at The Communications Network, to learn if he’d be in the Bay Area any time in the foreseeable future.
Once again NCG finds itself feeling the crunch of rising rental costs here in San Francisco. Facing another rent increase the NCG Board of Directors has approved another move. We're excited to announce we are putting the "northern" in Northern California Grantmakers and moving our offices to Weed, CA.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: No issue is an island. In other words, communities and individuals intersect with a variety of issues on a daily basis. And health equity is a great example of how no issue is an island.
South Bay members here we come! NCG is bringing its wildly popular Financial Workshop series to your neck of the woods. All three of our workshops will be hosted in Menlo Park by NCG member The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
NCG is excited to share that the Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland will be a key part of an upcoming NCG program! Mayor Schaaf will offer key insights on what Prop. 47 implementation means to Oakland and the impact that implementation will have on individuals and her community.
That’s right! Our sources tell us that NCG members are pioneers when it comes to “Get on the Map” participation. We here at NCG couldn’t be more thrilled because member participation means a more robust regional and statewide map.