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November, 2015

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.

October, 2015

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.

September, 2015

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.

September, 2015

When we advocate for change, frame issues, and describe our work, how do we steer clear of problematic metaphors and language that unintentionally reinforces poverty as beyond our control—or places blame on the individual?

September, 2015

This event showcased two funder initiatives that went beyond grantmaking to help strengthen the operations of nonprofit grantees. This event included discussions with The Wallace Foundation and Tipping Point Community as well as grantees that participated in the initiatives and capacity building partners.

September, 2015

On September 25, 2015 members of the Bay Area Health Funders Group and professionals in the Workforce and Education field, gathered to explore the implications of the ACA on the health workfoce, lo

August, 2015

How many of us have been ignited, inspired and shaken out of our own complacency by powerful stories? Would you like to tell stories that make people smile, weep, deepen partnerships and influence key audiences? San Francisco Bay Area funders gathered for this highly interactive session, facilitated by experienced storyteller and writer Suzanne Skees of the Skees Family Foundation.

July, 2015

AAPI communities are one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. California is home to nearly a third of the national AAPI population, and since 2008, the percentage of voters who are AAPI nearly doubled in the state.

June, 2015

Recently, many grantmakers have begun exploring an approach based on real cost funding. NCG is proud to be a part of the Real Cost Project, a statewide initiative to explore what it takes for funders to develop new grantmaking strategies based on what it really costs to deliver outcomes.

June, 2015

In this final finance workshop in the series, funders gained an understanding of how to engage in a dialogue with grantees to identify their capacity for fiscal strategy around complex issues.

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