In this first conversation about adaptive leadership, we heard from two seasoned leadership development professionals and philanthropic peers the art of tending to ourselves as a prerequisite for more effective social change. We explored how to cultivate self-awareness, self-regulation, new perspectives, and generative ways of working and working together. To watch a recording of the webinar, please click here .
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As Alliance for Justice is one of our official conference partners, we’ve asked AFJ Senior Counsel Nayantara Mehta to participate in a quick Q&A about on the conference.
14 Aug 2014
August 14, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The James Irvine Foundation
Building strong funder-grantee relationships are at the heart of grantmakers' work. Join us for this practical, interactive workshop that will explore strategic approaches to developing stronger relationships between you and your grantees.
On Tuesday, May 20, 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle published the following article: Muslims Become Part of Bay Area Fabric , which highlights a benchmark study that gives demographic data on the Bay Area’s growing Muslim community. The study, The...
07 Apr 2015
April 7, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The San Francisco Foundation
Last year, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 47, a landmark piece of legislation which changed certain low-level crimes from potential felonies to misdemeanors. Now significant numbers of young men and women, most of them of color...
Ever go to a program or conference that’s chock full of interesting information on an important issue, but you still leave wondering to yourself, “So now what?” NCG's conference PhilTalks are designed to help answer that question. Here's what you...
NCG’s New Grantmakers Institute is coming up, and I’ve been doing a lot of work gearing up to it. In prepping the presenters, my frame for these two days is becoming really clear.
The theme of our Annual Conference this year is Bigger. Bolder. Stronger . The piece below by NCG's Christopher Punongbayan invites further discussion related to the current political environment and what philanthropy might be able...
Last week NCG member the Sobrato Family Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary by sharing the news of its $29 million investment in the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) educational model. With a ten-year commitment, the investment will...
After twenty years of remarkable service to foundations and the local nonprofit community, NCG member Mary Gregory will be retiring this month from her role as Vice President of Community Alliance at Pacific Foundation Services . Thank you for your...
19 Nov 2018
Areas of Focus
November 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
As impacted communities in Northern and Southern California continue to grapple with the devastation resulting from the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires, questions about those affected and the resources available to them become paramount. This call...
I recently had a new head shot taken. It’s been close to 10 years since I last had a professional photograph taken of me, and well: I look a bit different. I now have an additional line or two across my forehead and my hair is sprouting a few more...
Last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a new proposed rule that would prohibit “mixed-status” families from living in public, Section 8, or other subsidized housing. NCG is deeply concerned about the destructive...
25 Feb 2020
Areas of Focus
February 25, 2020 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Does your organization value diversity, inclusion and equity? How are those values reflected in your organization's approach to learning and evaluation? Expanding the Bench (ETB) is based on the belief that learning and evaluation have the power to...
Philanthropy can serve as a trusted resource for actionable communications that lead with empathy and support grantees to prevent the spread of disease, preserve well-being, maintain social cohesion, and respond to economic hardship. Social Cohesion Pandemics are personal and interpersonal: we make each other sick. We must address the financial, social, and psychological conditioning that prompts us work when sick. Effective pandemic response requires isolation: create virtual connection to form the kind of social cohesion that drives effective response to other types of crisis or disaster...
28 Apr 2020
Areas of Focus
April 28, 2020 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Small businesses are vital to the wellbeing of California, and the impact of Covid-19 on their operations is proving to be devastating for many. While federal and state support has provided critical relief to some businesses, major gaps still exist...
10 Nov 2020
November 10, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Your organization has decided you want to move forward and begin to make impact investments, but your financial advisor is not yet familiar with impact investing. Join us for a fireside chat with Ron Cordes and Monique Aiken to learn how to manage...
NCG is pleased to welcome Nephthali Ramirez as its Programs and Communications Contractor. As a part-time contractor, Nephthali's support to the team comes as NCG is expanding its virtual programming. If you have not already, you will be seeing her...
Sometimes you know it’s time for something new, even if you don’t yet know what that new thing will be. I’ve decided it’s time for me to move on from NCG. There’s never going to be a good time to leave this wondrous group of people. But I know I...