NCG Program Materials
NCG's signature program, New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century, helps those new to philanthropy to build understanding of best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking.
In our program on September 19 (California Philanthropy’s Role in Making the Federal Government Work For All), Max Stier, President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, and Barbara Kibbe, Director of Organizational Effectiveness at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, engaged in a Q&A about the Partnership’s observations on current dynamics in the federal government, as well as its emerging effort to help government connect with, and learn from, the dynamism and innovative thinking in California.
In a September 12 event, NCG convened local and national experts to discuss the rise of hate crimes, bullying, and other forms of bigotry in recent months. We learned what funders can do to help overcome these challenges, through education, policy, organizing, and communications.
In this September 26 workshop, we explored how companies tell a strong CSR Impact story, reviewed the process for clarifying priority program goals, and learned how to build a framework for identifying and collecting the signature program information and data necessary to tell that story.
In this webinar co-sponsored with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, members learned about unique post-disaster challenges facing immigrants and refugees, particularly those who are low-income and limited English proficient, and explored both their immediate and long-term needs. We discussed ways that philanthropy can most effectively support recovery and rebuilding efforts in diverse affected regions in the months and years that lie ahead.
On August 15, the California Policy Forum together with CalNonprofits, Philanthropy California (a collaboration between Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers), and the League of California Community Foundations presented an interactive webinar on the political landscape in California in the coming year.
At an August 22 event, the Bay Area Health Funders Group led an interactive session to learn how foundations can engage in systems-change work, how we can build successful public-private partnerships, what we’re learning from the Whole Person Care pilots in the Bay Area, and what role foundations can play in advancing a healthier future for all Californians.
At a July 11 event, Northern California Grantmakers together with Atlantic Media Strategies (the digital consultancy of The Atlantic) explored how to join conversations at the moments that matter most to audiences by anticipating and responding to trending topics. Today, it’s harder than ever to grab—and keep—audiences’ attention. Actively growing, engaging, and listening to audiences is critical for organizations hoping to keep pace in a competitive media landscape.
ComNetworkSF, a local group of The Communications Network, and Northern California Grantmakers together with Atlantic Media Strategies (the digital consultancy of The Atlantic) convened to take a look at the modern media mindset today in a July 12 program.
We are in a time of unprecedented uncertainty—as an industry and as a nation. During times of ambiguity, audiences crave understanding. Foundations and nonprofits of all kinds are grappling with how can they emerge as trusted sources in the face of today’s chaotic media and political landscape. We explored how foundations and other nonprofit organizations can bring their big ideas to life by reimagining what, where, and how they communicate in our increasingly unpredictable world.
On July 13, the public policy team from Southern California Grantmakers presented to Arts Funders on advocacy for foundations.