I'm excited to share that NCG has launched its Collective Resilience Initiative, a new effort to support and strengthen the region’s nonprofit sector. The initiative focuses on the key factors impacting nonprofit sustainability in the region and the types of grantmaking practices that will best support evolving organizational needs.
Northern California nonprofits are the driving force and backbone of our collective efforts to address the social justice issues impacting the region. Yet many nonprofits, particularly those led by Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, are chronically underfunded making it difficult to invest in the talent, systems, and other foundational capacities they need and leaving them without cash reserves to handle a crisis or respond to immediate community needs.
Nonprofits are constantly fielding and managing regional and sectoral challenges – like workforce recruitment and displacement – and long standing funding practices make it challenging for them to achieve long term sustainability. Organizations have been consistently calling on public sector and philanthropic partners to adopt new practices that fund full costs, reduce the administrative burden of application and reporting processes, provide support beyond grant dollars, and streamline government contracts and payments.
This initiative supports our member community to adopt giving practices that center racial equity, shift power, and build trusting, responsive relationships with nonprofit partners to create a strong ecosystem of organizations well-resourced to meet changing community needs and advance transformational systems change.
Through this initiative we will provide programming and education in four key areas: workforce, public funding, organizational resiliency and strength, and space.
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If you are interested in learning more or would like to share your organization’s work strengthening our nonprofit ecosystem, contact Viridiana Romero, Manager of Strategic Initiatives.