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Monday, April 13, 2015
With almost twenty years in existence, Youth Speaks is one of the world’s leading presenters of Spoken Word performance. That’s why we’re thrilled to include their artists as part of our conference.
Monday, April 13, 2015
The bar was set high at last year’s conference. One of the biggest highlights was how we ended the day. It was fun. It pushed the envelope. And that’s what we wanted to do again this year. Who better to push the envelope than socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell.
Monday, April 13, 2015
It's 7 weeks until the 2015 Annual Conference and we are kicking our conference planning into high gear. And we are not alone. We have partners. Conference partners.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
From the 49ers to the fact that our city is 7 x 7 miles—the number 49 has special significance in San Francisco. And today, the number 49 has very special meaning for NCG staff…we’re officially 49 days out from the 2015 Annual Conference.
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.