United Ways of California released an NCG member supported report analyzing the challenges families face by living in California.
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In the special report funded by NCG member the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Foundation Giving for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Infrastructure 2004-2012, Foundation Center presents the first-ever analysis of U.S. foundation support globally for nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure organizations and services.
The 2015 CPI agenda was designed to prepare professionals working in corporate citizenship and philanthropy to meet challenges presented by this evolving dialogue on authenticity, purpose, values and their intersection with business goals and interests.
The Emerging Leaders Playbook offers a comprehensive guide for emerging leaders and their supervisors to help them make sense of the changing nature of leadership.
Impact investing has the potential to enable every foundation, regardless of size, to pursue its philanthropic mission more effectively.
The drive to achieve impact beyond grantmaking represents a paradigm shift in the way foundations seek to make social change. Consultants and other intermediaries have critical roles to play in extending and enhancing this impact.
Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook: Leveraging Your Dollars by Alliance for Justice is designed to provide foundations with the information they need to both fund and conduct advocacy. The Playbook provides examples of how foundation investments have generated meaningful policy change, as well as links to other publications and fact sheets that will allow foundation leaders to quickly answer their questions and access additional information.
In this “Leadership Series” paper, Emmett Carson, CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, provides a thoughtful examination of fundamental questions facing U.S. community foundations today.
On October 16th, The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)’s Public Policy Program Team hosted a convening called Make it Fair: Policy Change for an Equitable California. The event brought together funders and practitioners working on or tracking commercial property tax reform and the need for new public revenue streams in California.
Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government was a learning session to learn about tackling advancing governments role in advancing racial equity. This is such an important topic and we received such positive feedback!
Your organization's Administrative Contact can now edit your organization’s funding areas, mission, and staff/board roster in the NCG membership directory! If you are not your organization's administrative contact and would like to be, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
As a nation of immigrants, the United States has benefited tremendously from the talents, values, and contributions of newcomers to our shores. In the face of immense barriers, many undocumented youth have exhibited exemplary perseverance, work ethic, and leadership. Yet hurdles and challenges remain. Many educators, counselors, and school leaders have expressed interest in learning how to better support all children so that they can achieve educational and economic success – regardless of actual or perceived immigration status. Informed by research and promising practices, the U.S...
The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices, innovative approaches and lessons learned in order to guide the philanthropic community in responding to future disasters. It is designed as an interactive website which your organization can use to personalize your future disaster strategies.
"Real Cost Project: Barriers to Change“ is a new report issued by the Real Cost Project, finds that there are deeply ingrained practices, beliefs and perceptions in the philanthropic community that are preventing the adoption real cost funding practices.
After many years of teacher layoffs in California, school districts around the state are hiring again. With the influx of new K–12 funding, districts are looking to lower student-teacher ratios and reinstate classes and programs that were reduced or eliminated during the Great Recession. However, mounting evidence indicates that teacher supply has not kept pace with the increased demand. This report examines indicators of current shortages, discusses their impact on students, analyzes factors that influence teacher supply and demand in California and nationally, and recommends policies to...
While giving days have raised millions of dollars for local causes across the country, a new Knight Foundation report examines their impact on the community foundations that organize them. Giving days, the report found, help community foundations raise their profile, gain digital skills and become information hubs for their communities.
Read the briefing paper posted by Philanthropy Ohio discussing the local impact of the Orlando Tragedy and suggests ways for funders to support their local LGBTQ communities. Below is a snapshot: Subject: Understanding and responding to the needs of Ohio’s local LGBTQ communities post-Orlando Summary The Orlando mass shooting has ongoing implications for individuals and organizations comprising Ohio’s LGBTQ community Acknowledgment of the impact and opportunities to connect with others are critical to the healing process, but may be difficult to find for many LGBTQ Ohioans...
The Organizational Effectiveness team at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is excited to share its new Organizational Effectiveness Knowledge Center . The Knowledge Center is a web platform dedicated to sharing the Foundation's perspective and resources on improving organizational and network effectiveness.
Exponent Philanthropy has offered this important benchmarking tool to NCG's members at a 20% discount through the end of the year. They can learn more about the report at here . To receive the discounted price, just need to enter the discount code COLLEAGUE when purchasing. Exponent Philanthropy ’s 2016 Foundation Operations and Management Report is considered the tool for benchmarking by foundations that operate with few or no staff. Based on responses from more than 550 Exponent Philanthropy member foundations, it tells the powerful...
It’s virtually impossible to operate as an ally and partner to nonprofits if you are working inside a foundation whose values and culture run counter to that spirit. Culture matters -- and it’s complex. This brand new resource that offers insight into the opportunities where we can strengthen and improve our organizations’ culture.