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Monday, March 14, 2016
Funders of legal services bring their best thinking on how to use law to better the lives of everyone who’s got it the hardest in the region. NCG provides a home for this thinking. Members of the LSFN steering committee answered questions about legal aid and their upcoming program.
Monday, February 22, 2016
What would it take to multiply your giving sixty times this year? That’s what all of California’s foundations would have to do to match California’s state budget. Wouldn’t it be simpler to hear from our policy partners what the governor has in store and have our say on how to invest state revenues in critical programs that support vulnerable families and communities?
Monday, November 2, 2015
With election season approaching, foundations are looking for ways to make sure their staff members understand the rules regarding election-related activity for 501(c)(3) organizations. Legal staff at three NCG member foundations teamed up to give us a tutorial.
Monday, October 12, 2015
On Saturday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that instantly registers residents to vote when they renew or obtain a new license beginning in 2016. The “New Motor Voter Act” is just one of many steps aimed at addressing California’s low election participation rate.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
When the Bay Area was swishing its bell bottoms, standing tall with platforms and freeing the love in the late 70’s, voters approved Proposition 13, slashing taxes for public services.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
If you live in California, chances are you have heard of Ban the Box legislation. Following the momentum the campaign has received all across the country, many foundations and philanthropic organizations are urging this movement to come to fruition on a national level.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
NCG member Cathy Cha, Program Director for Immigrant Rights and Integration at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, published Taking on Wedge Politics discussing how foundations can take race issues head on.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy has recognized 25 honorees that represent a diverse group from all across the country, including NCG members!
Thursday, June 11, 2015
"Today is not a new beginning. It is a next step in a quest begun eight decades ago," said Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation.