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Jan 19, 2023

It’s Time to Standardize Demographic Data to Advance Equity

For many philanthropic donors, examining the intersection of social impact and racial diversity of the organizations they fund has become important, particularly to ensure organizations reflect the communities they aim to serve. Unfortunately, efforts to collect this data have resulted in a dizzying array of requests, with different questions and categories, that only increases demands on already overburdened nonprofits.

Announcement/Press Release
Jan 17, 2023

NCG Shares Gratitude to Alice Y. Hom for Continued Leadership in the Field

Alice shared that in their NCG tenure, they are most proud of developing and implementing Racial Equity Action Institute (REAI), a multi-sector cohort program for leaders interested in operationalizing racial equity in business, government, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Because of their visionary leadership, we created a network of 100+ leaders who are working to move racial equity from theory to practice in their specific sectors.  

NCG Blog
Jan 12, 2023

California Winter Storms

California is experiencing a series of repeated atmospheric river events that are leading to flooding, power outages, and mudslides across much of the state. 

Announcement/Press Release
Dec 23, 2022

Show Up for Humboldt County's Earthquake Response


On December 20, 2022, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit rural Humboldt County in the early morning, followed by over 60 substantial aftershocks.

NCG Blog
Dec 15, 2022

Why We Can't Build a Fire-Resilient Future without Worker Justice

by Davida Sotelo Escobedo and Hannah Wilton, North Bay Jobs with Justice and Occidental Arts & Ecology Center

Navigating the threat of wildfire is an ongoing reality of life in Sonoma County. From 2017 to 2020, fires burned more than 300,000 acres across the county, resulting in devastating losses to ecosystems, homes, communities, and human lives. 

NCG Blog
Dec 14, 2022

Announcing Semiyah Constantino as Digital Engagement Associate

NCG is pleased to welcome a new member to its growing team! Semiyah Constantino (she/her) joins as the Digital Engagement Associate to help with all aspects of communications. Semiyah has experience leading publishing and design, rebranding, and most recently was a Digital Marketing Apprentice at COOP Careers advancing her digital skills. 

Announcement/Press Release
Nov 9, 2022

Call to Action: Paying Our Shuumi Land Tax

In philanthropy, how do we steward resources back to the lands and communities that have experienced historical inequities? While it will not undo centuries of harm, it is a first step toward repair. NCG recognizes that we must move beyond optical land acknowledgments into tangible action. What does it mean to move towards right relationships with Indigenous communities? We are figuring it out. 

NCG Blog
Oct 20, 2022

It’s Time for Philanthropy to Include People with Disabilities

by Matt Cherry, Director of Philanthropy at Ability Central

Communication is fundamental to our lives. It’s how we connect with each other and navigate society. Yet our ways of communicating often exclude the one-in-six adults in America with a sensory or communication disability, including people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, blind or low-vision, have speech or intellectual disabilities, and many more.