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Public Policy Events

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:00pm


Join Ellen and the NCG team as we embark on a day of learning, policy, and community – with lots of laughter sprinkled in – at our state capitol.  Philanthropy California’s annual Philanthropy in Sacramento Day is a special event bringing together our state’s elected officials with leaders of our sector. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:00am

The Census happens just once every 10 years but its outcomes have serious ramifications: Will California lose a congressional seat?

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:00am

As California embarks on a new era of leadership in state government, philanthropy has a civic opportunity to help pave the roads ahead for our state. Facing continued uncertainty in the federal government, California can truly serve as role model for the power of collaboration between philanthropy and government and become a beacon of democracy in our country.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:00am

At a time when many are looking for bright spots when it comes to democracy, this session will introduce funders to new efforts in California to reimagine democracy at the local level. These new tools for community power and democracy are broadening political participation for traditionally disenfranchised groups, expanding civic engagement beyond elections, and creating new platforms for making government more responsive, accountable, and equitable.

Organizations like the Participatory Budgeting Project, the Advancement Project, and Healthy Democracy are confronting chaos at the national scale head-on. They’re creating sessions to reframe how local communities can positively impact our democracy beyond elections; increasing community voice and accountability; increasing transparency and accessibility in the California initiative system; and advancing an equity agenda.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

On June 8, the Commerce Department (which oversees the Census Bureau) invited the public to comment on the paperwork associated with the 2020 Census. The public has 60 days – until August 7 – to submit comments.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 2:00pm

Join NCG for a funders' dialogue on immigration policy and integration efforts in the Golden State.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

How will nonprofits deliver direct services in our local communities if they can no longer afford the space to do it in? Join the final of four upcoming briefings to hear the latest data on what’s happening and to talk about what can be done.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Last week’s drastic changes in federal immigration policy related to the elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will have deep impacts in California. Research indicates that California is the state with the most DACA beneficiaries in the entire country.

In order to draw increased attention to this issue for our members, the California Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII), coordinated by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), invites NCG, SCG and SDG members to join the next meeting. The September 13th meeting will focus on strategy development and coordination needed at this time. Attendance is welcomed even if your foundation is not a member of GCIR. The first half of the meeting will focus on DACA and the second half on regularly scheduled CIII business.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

After watching the livestream along with NCG members, join us for a discussion with Emily Arnold-Fernández, the founder of Asylum Access. She will lead us through what we saw in the livestream on both sides of the border fence and what it can mean for philanthropy.