Public Policy Events
The emerging federal budget picture has had nonprofits, funders, and communities across California expecting major impacts for housing, transportation, health, arts, education and workforce development, immigration, and many other areas -- and seeking to plan for the unknown. Our panel of experts will discuss the latest developments in Washington, DC, and California and share their perspectives about what to expect and how the issues you care about will figure in the debate.
The LCFF is the most significant school reform California has seen in decades. In this webinar, we’ll hear updates on state-wide implementation and review the Student Need Index, used in districts across California to identify the students with the greatest needs and address the need for parent engagement. We’ll also explore opportunities for funder involvement and stakeholder engagement to help ensure LCFF dollars are spent to support the students for whom they are intended.
A report issued last year by the Bay Area Black United Fund - Black-Led Organizations (BLOs) in the Bay Area: From Crisis to Change- noted that BLO’s which are lifelines to low-income Black communities are especially vulnerable due to a cumulative lack of resources to support growth, best-in-class systems, training and leadership development. Connections to mentors, coaches, experienced consultants, and other resources to assist with succession planning, board recruitment and the implementation of earned income strategies have been identified as keys to improving the sustainability of Black-Led Organizations and the communities they serve.
Philanthropic leaders from around the Bay will share the report findings and explore a strategic, fresh and dynamic collaborative capacity building initiative designed to further develop the nonprofit sector by innovatively supporting the growth, sustainability and impact of Black-Led Organizations in four Bay Area Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo.
With a new federal tax plan recently passed and budget cuts looming, the Governor and other state policymakers will face a tall task in order to fund the programs that provide the opportunities California values. Faced with prospect of substantial cuts to safety net programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and food assistance, state and local lawmakers have the challenge of protecting the well-being of California households while preserving the fiscal health of the state. In this two-part program, we’ll dive into the Governor’s recently released Proposed Budget for 2018-2019 and discuss how to have your say in the process.
A new generation of California leaders is doing things their way — and, let’s say, they’re not afraid to make waves.
More than a dozen philanthropic institutions in the Bay Area have experienced leadership transitions within the last several years, an unprecedented occurrence. Join us for this lively discussion with new and former CEO’s about leadership, change, philosophy, and impact. And we’ll also get a glimpse of a life after or beyond “philanthropy.”
Following the program will be a reception to celebrate both the new CEO’s and those that have left their institutions. Attendees will have the opportunity for one-on-one conversations with the leaders who have shaped and are shaping philanthropy in the Bay Area.
The impact of the national elections will have far-reaching effects at the state and local levels, putting both communities and institutions on high alert. Here in California, and particularly in the Bay Area, what do we need to anticipate about the policy and legal advocacy landscape? What are the key challenges and threats ahead?
Join us for NCG’s first-ever watch party! Come listen to and discuss the California gubernatorial candidates’ responses on the issues, including economic mobility, health care, higher education, climate change, and immigration reform.