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Professional Development

NCG provides professional development and networking programs designed to meet the needs of philanthropic professionals at all levels as well as grants management, communications and support staff.

Some of our signature programs include:

New Grantmakers Institute. This annual professional development program helps foundation staff who have less than 2 years of experience learn about best practices for effective and ethical grantmaking. It’s also a great workshop for grantmakers who are seeking a refresher on the basics of grantmaking.

Financial Analysis for Grantmakers seriesThis series of workshops helps grantmakers at all professional levels sharpen their financial assessment skills.

Corporate Philanthropy Institute. This annual conference features speakers, panels, breakout sessions and other opportunities for corporate grantmakers to network with their peers.

Upcoming Events

7Oct

2022 New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

Virtual Training Series

Target Audience

11Oct

2022 Ballot Measures: What to Know and How to Engage

What measures are on the 2022 ballot in California and what do they mean for our state’s social sector?

19Oct

2022 National Forum on Family Philanthropy

NCG recently announced a partnership with NCFP.

Professional Development Resources

12/2016

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?

12/2016

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?

02/2016
As a follow-up to the California LGBT Health Funding Summit last November, this summary captures the discussions and set forth recommendations for funders seeking to address social determinants of health disparities for LGBTQ people.