NCG Program Materials
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.
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.
On February 29, 2016,
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.
Members gathered with their fellow family philanthropy practitioners and celebrated the closing of another year. The program had two elements: a session led by Carrie Avery and Kathleen Odne on Tackling Transitions and Avoiding Avoidance, and a Docket Tales session led by Stan Hutton and Tiffany Price over lunch.
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.
For new grantmakers it is essential to hit the ground running by equipping themselves with the tools and best practices for making sound funding recommendations. The New Grantmakers Institute is a cost-effective, local option that develops important skills, helps build lasting peer relationships with other grantmakers in our community, and cultivates the ability to ask critical questions of ourselves and others about our role as change-makers in our communities.
Based on Corporate Citizenship’s (CC) latest global research, which draws on the insights of companies such as Amway, Unilever, Kellogg’s and Microsoft, find out to what extent companies are moving to a flagship approach, where one is focusing activities and resources in a targeted manner, and how to do it successfully. In their research, 70% of companies surveyed expect to move in this direction in the next 2 years, up from just 12% doing so today. Corporate Citizenship has identified five characteristics of such an approach that if achieved, can ensure not only the programs survival, but also that it delivers impact to society and the business itself.