NCG Program Materials

September, 2017

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.

August, 2017

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.

August, 2017

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. 

July, 2017

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. 

July, 2017

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.

July, 2017

On July 13, the public policy team from Southern California Grantmakers presented to Arts Funders on advocacy for foundations. 

July, 2017

Our region’s increasing poles of wealth and poverty and racial disparities mean people getting older will need thoughtful action now if we are to build the kind of inclusive participatory communities we value. On July 27th, the Metta Fund, Thomas J. Long Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, and NCG brought together a robust panel to discuss and equip members with thoughtful insights into the ways that inequity plays out as we age across economic justice, racial equity, asset building, women’s issues, workforce development, and social determinants of health.

June, 2017

At NCG’s May 31 event, Flipping the Script on Disaster: A Tale of Three Cities, the Chief Resilience Officers of Oakland and San Francisco each shared their city’s resilience strategy and ways for philanthropy to support resilience. The Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, also offered her perspective on resilience and current efforts in Oakland. The Managing Director of the Bay Area Resilient By Design Challenge shared details of this new effort to catalyze innovative, collaborative planning to build resilience in advance of disaster. Although the Berkeley Chief Resilience Officer was unable to participate as planned, the Berkeley strategy is also included below.

June, 2017

Southern California Grantmakers, Northern California Grantmakers, and San Diego Grantmakers held an interactive webinar exploring the powerful role of new statewide data in increasing equity and ac

June, 2017

Political districts are redrawn every 10 years after the census to reflect population changes. The process is supposed to ensure fair representation of all residents. However, partisan “gerrymandering” often results when district lines are drawn by incumbent elected officials or state legislatures controlled by one party with the goal of providing an overwhelming advantage to that political party.

With our expert panel, we had an informed, nonpartisan dialogue about the legal, political, practical, and charitable routes toward fairer redistricting. We discussed what solutions could work better, and how funders can support a redistricting process that is independent, transparent and ensures that communities are fully and fairly represented locally, at the state level, and in Congress.  

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