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March 4, 2020

Recommendations for philanthropic responsiveness to the anticipated effects of the Coronavirus on under-resourced and vulnerable communities.

Ellen LaPointe headshot February 27, 2020

A few weeks ago I was asked to help welcome NCG’s inaugural cohort of Rising Leaders with a few words on leadership.  At first I was daunted, not sure exactly what I might have to offer on this topic.  So I did what I always do when I am trying to get my head around something:  I made a list. In the spirit of reflection and learning, here’s what I’ve learned so far.

Allison Magee February 27, 2020

It’s hard to believe that in just a few years, Ellen and the NCG team have transformed the organization into what it is today. With over twice as many staff and a budget that’s almost four times the size, NCG is a force to be reckoned with. 

Surina Khan February 27, 2020

I asked five foundation executives—private, public, family, tech, small and large—if they’ve taken any special measures to ready themselves for the year ahead. In our third installment, we hear from Surina Khan, CEO of the Women's Foundation of California.

Nicole Giles headshot February 6, 2020

NCG is pleased to welcome the newest member of its team, Nicole Giles, as its new Strategic Initiatives Associate.

February 6, 2020

I asked five foundation executives—private, public, family, tech, small and large—if they’ve taken any special measures to ready themselves for the year ahead. In our second installment, we hear from Larry Kramer, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

February 6, 2020

We’re leaping into this month with a list of articles about current events and how the past is framed depending on one’s viewpoint. Who has the power and privilege to name and frame ideas, historical events, and cultural practices? What’s our responsibility and willingness to address xenophobia, public health crises, or troubling policies? Finally, with an additional day for this month because of a leap year, we’re adding a timely bonus of census items.

January 31, 2020

In MarchNCG’s President and CEO Ellen LaPointe will embark on her next great adventure leading a Boston-based LGBTQIA+ health organization. NCG’s Board is gearing up to conduct a robust and inclusive search for her successorHere’s an update on the transition. 

January 23, 2020

I have been thinking a lot about community lately. I am moved to do so by several things: the quality,  character, and noise level of the current public discourse concerning policy and politics, the ongoing challenges people living in the Bay area and beyond navigate daily as they strive to live into their full potential, and the way my heart is beating as I contemplate leaving a place I have lived for over twenty-seven years. 

January 23, 2020

We learn a lot about ourselves and what we need to thrive in the earlier stages of our careers. The inaugural Rising Leaders Cohort launches this week! Participants will be part of an intimate group of peers and will be exploring themes of leadership development and racial equity, will build skills in conflict management and facilitation, and will develop an intentional career plan that can help guide them in the coming years.

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