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March 2, 2017

NCG member, the Marin Community Foundation, published the letter, California Rising, from it's President & CEO, Dr. Thomas Peters. We whole-heartedly agree!

February 23, 2017

We have become accustomed in philanthropy to being measured and careful and thoughtful. We have hired brilliant staff and consultants to craft programs and strategies and put them in place. We have gathered evidence that our programs work and jettisoned those that don’t. But smart as we are, we have not yet broken out of the need to each have our own strategy, our own processes, our own self-imposed silos.

February 16, 2017

Historical injustices—perpetuated by racial and cultural conflicts, and exacerbated by a lack of empathy—are at the heart of America’s growing economic, social, and political inequalities.

February 8, 2017

NCG Member O2 Initiatives has announced the new recipients of their annual O2 Sabbatical Award. The O2 Sabbatical Award honors the commitment and accomplishments of exceptional San Francisco Bay Area leaders by providing them with a much-needed break for personal and professional reinvigoration. Find out who the Awardees are!

February 8, 2017

NCG's board member Roger Doughty, President of the Horizons Foundation, is speaking at our upcoming program, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He will be joined by three other speakers to dive into local funding landscapes while considering how funders can respond to attacks on LGBTQ rights. They will touch on issues most pressing in the face of this new administration, including criminalization, immigration and religious exemptions. Read Roger's letter, And so it begins, in preparation for the program.

February 6, 2017

This memorandum provides highlights from the Governor’s proposed budget, which will face scrutiny by the State Legislature over the next few months.

February 2, 2017

NCG's Nonprofit Displacement Project is happy to spread the news of a potential local investment in permanent homes for nonprofits. Read about the potential space in the article below by J.K. Dineen, a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle.

January 25, 2017

The East Bay Community Foundation is excited to announce the hiring of two key leadership positions at EBCF; Alexandra Aquino-Fike and Stacey Manley. Join us in welcoming them to the NCG community!

January 23, 2017

Every three years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conducts a field study to track trends in grantmaker practices at staffed US foundations and we share the results with the field to provide a detailed picture of how grantmaking has evolved over time.

January 18, 2017

Take a look at the snapshot below of a piece by Riki Wilchins. As the Executive Director at TrueChild, Riki leads the action-tank that helps address gender norms. She discusses the impact an NCG member workshop had on her work. 

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