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.
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NCG member the Stuart Foundation has named its new President. Congratulations to Sophie Fanelli !
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...
25 Mar 2020
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March 25, 2020 (All day)
Northern California Grantmakers
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Earlier this month NCG member the Firelight Foundation announced the launch of Girls Empowered: Stories of Change—a new section of their website—to share their work as part of the Grassroots Girls Initiative, a consortium of six organizations.
I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership these days. Recent events have inspired many of us to explore opportunities to lead in our communities, in our work, in our world.
With a new year, come new changes and new opportunities.
As 2014 comes to a close, NCG Interim President and CEO David Greco reflects on how NCG has worked to better serve our members.
As NCG seeks to better support the efforts of philanthropy in solving some of our communities toughest challenges, we believe that it is even more critical that we have the “right people on the bus.” And so as part of NCG’s new strategic direction,...
When I started at NCG early in 2015 I spent a lot of time listening. Like, a LOT. During close to 200 meetings in my first year, I sought to learn what was strong about our work, what members of our community wanted more (and less) of from NCG, and...
A few weeks ago I was asked to help welcome NCG’s inaugural cohort of Rising Leaders with a few words on leadership. At first I was daunted, not sure exactly what I might have to offer on this topic. So I did what I always do when I am trying to get...
When we announced a few years ago that NCG would be taking up racial equity as a central part of our work we received praise, and we also encountered some skepticism. Many cautioned us that everyone seemed to be “getting into equity” and that we’d...
The Foundation Center announced the release of a landmark report on foundation support for organizations and programs working to prevent—and address the consequences of— domestic violence in California. Enabled through a grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation, and using data from the Foundation Center’s research database, Foundation Funding to Address Domestic Violence in California is the first-ever examination of philanthropy’s contribution to the field of domestic violence. The report provides a landscape analysis to inform community organizations, funders, government agencies,...
The Foundation Center and International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) have produced two new resources that facilitate strategic decision making in human rights philanthropy: An interactive website that animates funding flows and a report analyzing $1.7 billion in grants.
In August 2007, Northern California Grantmakers (in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) commissioned the Foundation Center to conduct a series of studies on diversity in philanthropy in California. These studies included: 1) an analysis of the extent to which grantmaking by large California foundations serves populations of color; and 2) a survey of California foundations to collect baseline data on the demographic composition of their boards and staffs and on the types of diversity-related data collection and grantmaking they are involved in. A...
This Foundation Review article explores the multiple approaches that foundations can use to advance racial equity, focusing on a specific set of approaches used by the Minnesota-based Northwest Area Foundation. The article also gauges the depth of the challenge that communities face in racial disparities, the long history of racialization of institutions and systems, and the evolution of the role of philanthropy in addressing poverty.
This guide published by the Communications Network walks users through a nine-step process for creating plans for monitoring and measuring their communication.
This LGBTQ Funders report, made possible by the generous support of the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, provides detailed data on the current scope and character of foundation funding at the intersection of LGBTQ and immigrant rights
Take a gander at Health Affairs Blog on foundation recreations to the 2016 preseidential election. It is just a sampling and is not meant to be comprehensive.