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Friday, April 3, 2015

All eyes have been on Indiana recently with passage of a bill which allows LGBTQ discrimination under the guise of religious freedom. Funders for LGBTQ Issues has released a statement outlining what the bill—and others like it—means for foundations.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NCG is excited to share that the Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland will be a key part of an upcoming NCG program! Mayor Schaaf will offer key insights on what Prop. 47 implementation means to Oakland and the impact that implementation will have on individuals and her community.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bolder Advocacy, an initiative of Alliance for Justice, is publishing a five-part series for funders that breaks advocacy into 18 specific and measurable skills and practices that promote effective nonprofit advocacy.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

This past Monday NCG co-hosted a program on immigration relief and Bay Area communities. Among featured speakers was Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. Not able to attend? Here's a recap of the of what all the speakers had to say on this important issue.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Have you considered supporting or helping to build a movement? That is, supporting activism (organizing, building common agendas, leadership development, etc.) that directly impacts the issues you care about? When it comes to addressing social issues, supporting movements is an option philanthropy should consider.

Monday, February 23, 2015

NCG invites you to submit a PhilTalk proposal. What's a PhilTalk? It's a 15-minute presentation that explores an idea, solution or approach to a challenge we are confronting in our philanthropic work. Think TEDTalk, but for philanthropy.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Two days before the U.S. government launched one of President Obama’s executive actions, a Texas federal judge issued an injunction blocking it and other programs from moving forward across the United States. What's next?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Breaking out of poverty requires individuals to run a gauntlet of legal obstacles. Access to legal aid and advocacy gives individuals, families and communities the help needed to address the problems that keep them in poverty. Investing in legal aid is one way funders can increase the impact of their grantmaking.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The wait is over. You can now register for this year's annual conference. Be sure to register before April 24th to lock in the early-bird price.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

This month NCG members have the opportunity to hear from 2014 MacArthur genius and work activist Ai-Jen Poo on a transformative leadership process used to develop leadership skills for organizing and building power.

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