NCG Program Materials
Legal Service Funders Network (LSFN) hosted their second annual signature event, in which they explored how much providing legal representation to low income clients has changed over the past 50 years.
Participants in this workshop gained an understanding of how to assess a nonprofit organization’s financial health when no audited financial statements are available.
A crisis is looming for public education in California: a severe shortage of teachers. Without drastic intervention at the local and state level, enormous numbers of our children – especially those who have historically been the most underserved – will be without a qualified teacher. Members learned about this growing problem as well as the programs and policies that are needed to address it.
In this workshop, participants gained an understanding of how the full costs of program delivery are calculated and the importance of funding full costs from a grantmaking perspective.
Participants joined the San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group (LEG) for a peer-to-peer conversation on board engagement.
On February 29, 2016,
Participants learned how to evaluate their grantee's current financial health. This training helps you to develop a comprehensive picture of your grantee's financial performance to better assist in times of a grantee's growth or crisis phase.
In corporate societal engagement, strategic clarity and focused results are not accidental – they are achieved through inquiry, intentionality, and investment. We often find executives aspiring for change but lacking the necessary tools and approaches to spearhead that shift. The destination is clear – transforming their portfolio from oftentimes disparate legacy giving to a results-focused, business-aligned societal engagement – but the path to get there less so. Over the years, our presenter has found three tools and approaches to be critical guides for corporate executives: intent matrix, issue monitor, and impact models.
Black communities have been particularly hard hit by the rising tide of inequality in today’s economy. Participants joined us for an exciting briefing that will feature Kimberly Freeman Brown, Sean Thomas Breitfeld, Linda Burnham and Steven Pitts, the authors of two important reports on the state of Black workers. Titled And Still I Rise and #Black Workers Matter, these two groundbreaking reports offer numerous lessons for funders who are interested in expanding economic opportunity for African American communities. We also heard from local leaders about the launch of the Bay Area Black Worker Center and other important efforts underway to address the Black jobs crisis.
While only 10% of households across the Bay Area are living in poverty, over three times more are financially vulnerable. Brand new data from CFED in partnership with Citi Community Development reveals that 35% of households in the Bay Area are liquid asset poor—they do not have enough savings to live above the poverty level for just three months should they lose a job, have a health emergency, or suffer another disruption in income. Those living in asset poverty lack a financial cushion and are unable to invest in their futures. They can’t save for education, homeownership, or retirement—things that create hope and opportunity for their family and children, and help grow the local economy.