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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

21Aug

More Than Just Disasters: How Natural Hazards Exacerbate Racial, Gender, and Wealth Inequalities

Webinar

Why We’ve Stopped Saying ‘Natural Disaster’ and You Should Too

29Aug

Shedding Light on DAFs: Pros & Cons of New Legislation

World Affairs Center

The California Association of Nonprofits recently helped introduce California bill AB 1712, which would mandate great

4Sep

The New Nonprofit Workspace: Multi-Tenant Centers and Shared Space (San Francisco)

Google Community Space

Join us to explore what it means to be a part of a vibrant sharing community.

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.