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Resources from Stockton Reinvention Tour Webinar | Economic Empowerment: Basic Income Demonstration & Workforce Access

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10/2018
NCG in partnership with the City of Stockton is offering several opportunities to have more in depth exchanges about the eight strategies that constitute the vision for a resurgent Stockton. On Thursday, October 11th, NCG and the City of Stockton hosted a discussion on the Economic Empowerment/Workforce Access efforts of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) , the first city-level Guaranteed Income demonstration program in the country. This special 1-hour webinar featured Mayor Michael Tubbs and Lori Ann Ospina, who is leading the SEED...
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Resources from Funding at the Intersection: The State of Philanthropy & LGBTQ AAPI Communities

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07/2018
As part of NQAPIA’s national conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders and activists at the Hilton Chinatown in San Francisco on July 26-29, 2018, we hosted a learning community for donors and grant-makers to learn about the state of philanthropic support for LGBTQ AAPI communities, featuring the latest data.
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Resources from Crafting the Grant for the Long-term

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06/2018
What does it take for a nonprofit to move from surviving to thriving? And, what kind of support can funders provide to meaningfully shift the trajectory of an organization? To most effectively deploy game-changing grants (capacity, operating, and infusions of capital – alongside project and program grants) funders must understand the intersection of strategy, financial health, and the needs of the whole enterprise. In our fourth and final Financial Management session with FMA on June 5, 2018, we explored several foundation approaches to leveraging the right kinds of grants at the right times.
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Resources from Creative Placemaking and Honoring Culture

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06/2018
The Arts Loan Fund hosted an exciting conversation on funding culturally specific and immigrant communities in the Bay Area. The panel explored the importance of creative place making and place keeping. In the midst of so many changes in our communities, the panel discussed how we as grantmakers can honor the distinct characteristics and soul of the neighborhoods and cities we serve.
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Resources from Philanthropy and the #MeToo Movement

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06/2018
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have set change in motion across American society, from popular culture to the halls of Congress. But is philanthropy listening? And is philanthropy part of the problem? At the root of the sexual violence #MeToo addresses, and the workplace misconduct #TimesUp addresses, is misuse of power. Money, race, gender, and other factors cause breakdowns in how we communicate with each other. At this program, panelists offered up their own paths to discovering built-in systems that get in the way of righting power dynamics and the corrections they made (or want to...
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Resources from In Defense of Data: A Funder’s Journey to Support Continuous Improvement

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06/2018
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation , in collaboration with partner co-investors, supports two efforts, Propel Next and Project Evident , to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits, and youth-serving organizations in particular, to better collect and use data for continuous learning and improvement. In a June 21st session, leaders of both initiatives described what they are doing, why they’re doing it, and what they’ve learned so far.
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Resources from Innovations in Nonprofit Capacity Building with a Regional Approach

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06/2018
How can foundations address the targeted capacity building needs of nonprofits, at scale, throughout a region? The San Francisco Foundation and The East Bay Community Foundation are mobilizing resources and acting as catalysts for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy. As a part of this work, they are building regional collaboratives that focus on nonprofit sustainability in innovative new ways. in a June 26 program, they shared their vision to think innovatively and in partnership with other foundations to achieve their goal of greater racial...
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Resources from Public Charge: The Policy that Could Change Everything for Immigrant Families

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06/2018
In a June 26th program, we hosted a multi-sector group of leaders who are working together to protect the wellbeing of immigrant families and fight against this proposed change to the public charge regulation for a thoughtful discussion on the imporatance of this issue and how funders can be prepared.
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Resources from Being the Change: Foundations Transforming for Greater Impact

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06/2018
In a June 26 session we shared examples of new approaches some foundations are using across four areas of practice - staffing philosophy, structure and design, skill development, and supportive culture - to foster greater connectivity, vibrancy, and engagement both internally and externally, ultimately opening up new avenues for impact, built on research conducted by FSG with the support of six funders.
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Resources from Resources for Financial Resilience: Human and Financial Capital

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05/2018
A nonprofit with adequate financial resources not only raises enough revenue to cover core operating expenses, but also maintains funds in reserve to buffer the organization against future uncertainty. In our third Financial Management session with FMA on May 3, 2018, we explored the importance of the right mix of financial resources in ensuring financial resilience, as well as the critical role of another resource key to a nonprofit’s success: its people. We also explored what a successful leadership team looks like and how funders can support their grantees in developing leadership capacity...
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