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April 18, 2016
Waiting for the right time to register for NCG's 2016 Annual Conference? Register now! Prices go up when early bird registration closes on April 30th. That's only 12 days away.
April 14, 2016
KQED is partnering with us for our 2016 Annual Conference | The Power of Now on May 25th at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View. They are helping to create sessions and media content as well as providing news talent as moderators to draw the best from our speakers. Hear Holly talk about KQED's Power of Now moment.
March 28, 2016

Our 2016 Annual Conference, The Power of Now on May 25th, is coming soon! Hear from our CEO Ellen LaPointe on what the Power of Now means to her and what you can expect to achieve at the conference.

March 28, 2016

Did you attend one of the briefings to release our Regional Nonprofit Displacement Report? Take a look at the packed event at The East Bay Community Foundation last week.

March 21, 2016
This year's conference theme is The Power of Now. The quickening pace of change with respect to elections, social movements and the region’s rapid economic shifts demand our attention.
March 21, 2016
Many NCG members were listed on the just-released list of the Top 25 Most Influential Philanthropy Experts. Join us in congratulating them!
March 14, 2016
Funders of legal services bring their best thinking on how to use law to better the lives of everyone who’s got it the hardest in the region. NCG provides a home for this thinking. Members of the LSFN steering committee answered questions about legal aid and their upcoming program.
March 7, 2016

Jim Hickman's vision is to help patients who come most frequently to East Bay emergency rooms get access to a wider array of services and community-based providers. Jim shares his unlikely path from Rock The Vote to end-of-life questions and Better Health East Bay's big bet.

March 2, 2016
"Philanthropy is replete with complex tensions that must be held to do it well—for example, the pressures to be objective AND be empathetic, to be polite and nice AND to speak truth, to be efficient AND transformative. We face great complexity in the problems we’re trying to address, and yet we must be accountable and results-oriented... Heart of Philanthropy provides a safe space among colleagues to talk about these kinds of things."
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.