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Kicking Off Our Search for a New President and CEO

Release Date: 
04/09/2020
At the end of last year, we announced the departure of Ellen LaPointe as president and CEO of Northern California Grantmakers. When she left the organization on February 28, little did we know how much would change for our organization, our region...

What We're Reading: April Equity & Social Justice Edition

Release Date: 
04/09/2020
More than ever, the focus on equity and social justice is needed during this time. April finds us physically distancing ourselves and for some communities the challenges are not new, just exacerbated with life-and-death consequences. The articles...

Philanthropic Policy Brief on COVID-19 Testing

Release Date: 
04/08/2020
This brief on COVID-19 testing is designed to support philanthropic discussion and aid in the coordination of the sector’s response. Philanthropy California offers a series of policy issues for consideration and action.

A Letter to Philanthropy from NCG’s New Co-CEOs

Release Date: 
03/25/2020
Three weeks ago, the two of us stepped into our new roles as acting Co-CEOs of Northern California Grantmakers. That was the same day the world learned we would need vigorous hand-washing and distance to protect each other and everyone in our...

Fostering Connection in a Time of Social Distancing

Release Date: 
03/20/2020
Anxiety and fear are the body’s biological impulse to keep us safe. This fear is not purely personal, given my privileges of age, ability, proximity to resources, what science tells me. It is fear for my beloveds and all who do and will suffer: my...

Organizational Resilience: An Equity Approach to Crises

Release Date: 
03/09/2020
How can philanthropy best strengthen organizational resilience? To find out, Alan Kwok spoke with Ana-Marie Jones, who has spent her career transforming organizations with her leadership on readiness, preparedness, and disaster response. Ana-Marie...

What We're Reading: March Equity & Social Justice Edition

Alice Hom and Daniel Lau
Release Date: 
03/05/2020
March is about “springing forward” and with the daylight savings time, we’ll have more light to read articles that help us understand and interrogate systems that keep people from educational materials, financial capital, and basic care and support...

2019 Annual (Not)-Report

Release Date: 
03/05/2020
If you’re looking for an annual report, you’ve come to the wrong place. But then, who looks for annual reports anymore? If you’re into joy, it was a good year to be part of NCG.

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