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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

26May

When the World Tilts: Adaptive Leadership for VUCA Times

Zoom Meeting

In this first conversation about adaptive leadership, we’ll practice with two seasoned leadership development profess

27May

CCJFG | 2020 Funder Education Series Part 2: Healing Justice

Webinar

Healing is a critical aspect of the movement against criminalization, prisons, and policing and yet, it is rarely pri

27May

The Science and Politics of COVID-19

Zoom Webinar

As California reopens, communities across the state grapple with conflicting decisions to protect public health while

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.