Philanthropy California voices our unequivocal support for the “Johnson Amendment” – the long-standing federal law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities. We are proud to join the diverse coalition of organizations who support the protections now afforded by the Johnson Amendment.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that corruption in politics is bad. Few will argue against stronger anti-corruption laws or more transparency on the flow of money through city hall. An important policy has been making its way through San Francisco’s legislative process aimed at rooting out corruption and strengthening the city’s campaign finance and conflict of interest laws.
Bringing together over 200 corporate responsibility and philanthropy professionals, the fourth CPI ignited rich discussions around business’ responsibility to take purposeful action in our changing world.
Here are four key highlights that demonstrate the newest trends in the industry:
To close out our conference day, Larry Wilmore will be in conversation with Wesley Morris, making sense of what it’s going to take to address the critical issues of our time.
These past few months have been a fun whirlwind of making as many professional and personal connections as I can, which is (in my opinion) one of the best opportunities NCG offers – the chance to be part of the largest philanthropic community in the region.
I am not gonna lie: the world is some tricky s**t right now. All around us, we are confronting myriad, urgent challenges: to the safety and well-being of our loved ones and neighbors, to the vitality of communities undermined by disparities and inequities, to the fabric of civility that can feel at times like it is shredding. At home and at work, we labor to discern what most needs our attention, energy, and resources so we can attend to it thoughtfully and well. We look for allies, we do our best to take care of ourselves and our loved ones along the way, and we search for reasons to hope.
NCG member the San Francisco Arts Commission has announced Barbara Mumby-Huerta as its new Program Director for the Commission's Community Investments Program. Barbara is also a member of our Arts Loan Fund Steering Committee. Congratulations Barbara! Read the announcement from the Commission below:
Sacramento just got a little brighter with President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s appointment of NCG’s own Chris Punongbayan to California’s Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs.
This past year has given us all a lot to process – the Women’s March, #TakeAKnee, Charlottesville, #MeToo, and so much more. Making sense of it all can feel like we’re swimming upstream. Luckily, cultural expert Wesley Morris, uses his finely tuned cultural sensors to help us locate our own place and make meaning of the moment we are living.
California has long been home to a special kind of American Dream. People from all walks of life come to our state to find opportunity and prosperity. Since we were granted statehood in 1850 after the Mexican-American War, when the population was just less than 100,000, we have grown to the most populous state in the nation, with nearly 39 million residents.