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September 27, 2018

Our members have been asking for an easy way to explain what NCG does. From time to time, they’ve also asked which services come with their membership and which cost more.

September 20, 2018

At our best, communications staff at Northern California Grantmakers’ member foundations tell the stories that advance social progress while making philanthropy’s work understandable and accessible to the people who rely on it. To reach our highest aspirations, practitioners need support overcoming professional barriers unique to their work.

September 19, 2018

Steve Cohen leads the Bay Area Democracy Funders and is an advisor of the Cow Hollow and SLC Giving funds at The San Francisco Foundation. As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Steve discussed areas...

September 18, 2018

Study by Northern California Grantmakers examines how the fires affected a key economic driver in the region, aims to supplement research on fires’ impact.

September 17, 2018

NCG members looking to learn more about philanthropy’s response to Hurricane Florence are encouraged to attend a joint briefing by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the South Eastern Council on Foundations this...

September 13, 2018

Yesterday someone from San Francisco said to me “Wow…it’s been a year since the North Bay wildfires.” I quickly blurted back, “you mean 11 months.”

August 30, 2018

On August 13, the Senate and Assembly Select Committee on the 2020 Census, along with the Assembly Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector, convened for a joint informational hearing on the 2020 Census.

August 30, 2018

Foundations often have underutilized talent and insight into the very issues they’re working to address — in their own staff. Entry- and mid-career staff are the most diverse in the field, and are often the most-unwedded to standard operating procedure.

August 30, 2018

When I took the job as Executive Director of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, I really did not appreciate how different it was going to be from being the Director of the SF Mayor’s Office of Community Development. Sure, I had an understanding of community needs and public sector grant making, and I was comfortable in a leadership position in community and local government.  What surprised me was how isolating it can be to head up a family foundation.

August 20, 2018

California's summer fire storms are threatening thousands of additional structures and tens of thousands have moved to safety. Evacuation orders remain in place in some of these locations. Some have been allowed to return, others have not, and the fires remain unpredicable.

 

 

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