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CEO Corner
May 24, 2023

Continuing Conference Momentum

The 2023 edition of the NCG Annual Conference was powerful on so many levels. We had 411 folks represent the complete diversity of philanthropy and their nonprofit allies. The theme – mapping a collective future – held deep resonance with participants, and the content received high marks throughout the day.

Member Voices
May 23, 2023

Prioritizing Belonging for Repair and Re-imagining

NCG Member Austin Truong shared their experience in a session center belonging at the 2023 Annual Conference. Hear their experience and how belonging impacts the future of philanthropy.

Asking for a Friend...
May 22, 2023

Asking for a Friend... I'm Tired of Being a Token

As a member of a marginalized community, I keep getting tasked with playing the “educator” or “teacher” in my institution. I’m a member of the communities we aim to serve, but I feel uncomfortable serving as a spokesperson or ambassador for my communities. I hold authentic relationships with these grantee-partners outside of philanthropy and feel pressure to represent the MULTIPLE perspectives of my communities. Help, what can I do? 

Mic Drop
Apr 18, 2023

Mic Drop | Reparations: How Philanthropy Can Build A Culture of Repair

In the kickoff of out Mic Drop Series, hear from Aria Florant on philanthropy's role in reparations. 

CEO Corner
Apr 10, 2023

Solidarity, Not Charity in Philanthropy

First, let’s get honest about the historical context we are operating in. Philanthropy exists as a result of capitalism and was formed through centuries of slavery, colonization, and displacement. The systems are designed to extract resources, privatize wealth, and centralize power and control of said resources. The systems are successfully doing exactly what they have been designed to do. 

Announcement/Press Release
Mar 23, 2023

Mobilizing Resources: Levee Breach in Monterey County

On March 11th a levee breach on the Pajaro River in Monterey County resulted in the evacuation and flooding of the community of Pajaro – a predominately Latino farmworker community.

Announcement/Press Release
Mar 23, 2023

James Head Joins NCG as Senior Fellow

NCG is thrilled to announce that the illustrious James Head, former CEO of the East Bay Community Foundation amongst other distinguished posts will be joining our team as the new 5 Shifts Senior Fellow. 

Announcement/Press Release
Mar 22, 2023

Celebrating 10 Years of Community, Joy, Leadership, and Growth

To the NCG Community, March 31st will be my final day at NCG. It has been a remarkable 10 years filled with endless stories, laughter, joy, some tears, and enormous growth. Later this spring, I will be joining NPAG, a national talent search firm focused on leadership in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.   It has been a true gift to be a part of this community and to have the opportunity to work with all of you.