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August 25, 2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom was elected in 2018 with 62% of the votes, a victory margin not seen in nearly seven decades. On September 14, 2021, California’s voters will be asked to weigh in on whether or not he should be recalled. The special election will take place on September 14, 2021 with vote-by-mail ballots being sent out starting on August 16, 2021. It is critically important that all California voters engage in this election.

August 25, 2021

Sometimes you know it’s time for something new, even if you don’t yet know what that new thing will be. I’ve decided it’s time for me to move on from NCG. There’s never going to be a good time to leave this wondrous group of people. But I know I need to make space for what’s next. 

August 25, 2021

As NCG members, you now receive free access to NCFP's webinars and resources!

August 4, 2021

Over the last year, our work supporting COVID-19 recovery has been guided by an evolving set of principles. We've refined and captured those into seven key principles for philanthropy's support of a recovery that centers racial equity. NCG's President and CEO Dwayne S. Marsh spoke with our Public Policy Director Crispin Delgado about this new resource for philanthropy. 

August 4, 2021

As fire season sets in, the stream of well-meaning articles entering our news feed is on the rise. They’re intended to help us make sense of and respond to the threat of wildfire and smoke. What worries me though, is what’s missing from these pithy, otherwise attractive reads. Here's a quick list of questions to ask yourself as you sift through the news, regardless of the outlet. As a soft optimist with a sharp point of view, I’d like to equip you to dig behind the reporting to find out not just what’s going on, but why it’s happening, how people are affected differently based on the risks they face, and what we can do about it.  

August 4, 2021

I’m someone who went into a graduate program in history and wrote a dissertation on hidden and oftentimes, erased stories on resilience and activism by queer women of color. I’m attuned to what gets taught, why some topics aren’t, and the process determining who decides; it’s a systemic, not individual issue. 

July 22, 2021

No matter our color, background, zip code or political views, our democracy should work for everyone. Democracy in the United States is premised on the notion that every voter should have the freedom to cast their vote. Through the act of voting we make our voices heard elect representatives who govern in our name and enact our priorities.  

July 1, 2021

It is with bittersweet emotions and heartfelt congratulations that NCG wishes Varisa Tantiwasadakran, Communications Associate, success as she departs for graduate studies. Varisa heads off to New York to pursues not one, but two Columbia University Graduate Programs: Master of Science in Urban Planning at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation alongside a Master of International Affairs in Human Rights & Humanitarian Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs. 

June 22, 2021

Thanks, Marcus and Dwayne, for your inspiring words and your leadership. As good discussions go, you’ve both got me thinking. And thanks to Marcus for tagging me and inviting me to jump into the conversation. Marcus’s “meet the moment” question for me is a good one: How does philanthropy need to work differently in these complex and turbulent times?

June 17, 2021

The realities, challenges, and larger context of what Black and brown trans communities are facing locally and nationally are not well-known to funders or to our society in general. The list of articles here showcase Bay Area trans leaders and their organization’s work.