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May 4, 2015
NCG member Community Foundation Santa Cruz County announced last month the appointment of Jim Brown as a program officer/grants manager.
May 4, 2015

NCG member the Ford Foundation announced recently it was making $500,000 in grants to support disaster relief and recovery in Nepal, where the foundation has supported development work for over 60 years.

May 1, 2015
May 5th is around the corner. And May 5th is Give Local America day, a 24-hour crowdfunding event designed to empower every person to give back to their local communities. Here in the Bay Area both the East Bay and Silicon Valley are participating with East Bay Gives and Silicon Valley Gives.
April 28, 2015
GrantCraft asked 30 foundation and nonprofit staff “What image comes to mind when you think of capacity building?” and the results were telling—few were alike. If 30 individuals had 30 distinct ideas about what capacity building is, then it’s easy to understand why there are so many ways that foundations approach capacity-building work.
April 27, 2015
Last week Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2015 Compensation & Benefits Survey was released by Nonprofit Compensation Associates. With 547 nonprofits reporting on over 27,000 jobs, the 2015 survey is the largest and most robust in its 37-year history.
April 27, 2015
Time and time again the philanthropic sector has come to the aid of communities recovering from disaster. Over the years grantmakers have developed best practices on approaching disaster relief both here and abroad. Learn more about an upcoming May 1st funder webinar on Nepal.
April 20, 2015
Earlier this month NCG member the Firelight Foundation announced the launch of Girls Empowered: Stories of Change—a new section of their website—to share their work as part of the Grassroots Girls Initiative, a consortium of six organizations.
April 17, 2015
The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers has announced the publication of the most recent edition of The Foundation Review which is devoted completely to the art and science of philanthropy consulting.
April 14, 2015
What exactly does capacity building mean? How are other foundations supporting grantee capacity? How can funders use data to inform decision making? Join the Foundation Center as they take you on a journey to build your own strategic capacity and learn to support grantees' capacity, too.
April 7, 2015
This morning the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) announced its 2015 NCRP Impact Awardees and we're excited to share that NCG member Blue Shield of California Foundation is among them.