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Melissa Stafford is the new Executive Director at the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation. As a part of our Member Spotlight series, Melissa told us about her experience at our New Grantmakers Institute and the importance of...
The California Wellness Foundation has announced two new appointments: Rochelle Witharana as its new Chief Financial Officer, and Amber López Gamble as Director of Grants Management.
The joint Boards of Directors of AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF) and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF) have announced the appointment of NCG Board Member Sandra Y. Nathan as Executive Director.
Jennifer Ratay is the Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2). As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Jen told us about her current favorite reads and guilty pleasures. She may not be alone in these.
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce that Sara Davis, Director of Grants Management at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Sandra Nathan, the Vice President of Grants and Loans at the Marin Community Foundation, are...
Nancy Wiltsek is the Executive Director of the van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation in San Francisco. As a part of our member Spotlight series, Nancy told us about herself and her work with legal services.
NCG member The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund has announced the hiring of two new team members to help lead its efforts to advance right and create opportunities for all people. Welcome to the NCG community!
NCG member the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced yesterday that Emiko Ono has been named the new Program Director of its Performing Arts Program. Emiko has been a sharp and engaging member of NCG's Arts Loan Fund...
NCRP article describes the practices the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund implemented to support the California's immigrants rights movement. Over time, the foundation has come to recognize the value of enabling groups on the ground to decide strategy – supported not just by its grantmaking but also by its convening power.
NCG member Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has announced the addition of Berit Ashla and and Heather Grady to their San Francisco team.
In corporate societal engagement, strategic clarity and focused results are not accidental – they are achieved through inquiry, intentionality, and investment. We often find executives aspiring for change but lacking the necessary tools and approaches to spearhead that shift. The destination is clear – transforming their portfolio from oftentimes disparate legacy giving to a results-focused, business-aligned societal engagement – but the path to get there less so. Over the years, our presenter has found three tools and approaches to be critical guides for corporate executives: intent matrix,...
27 Feb 2019
Areas of Focus
February 27, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Over the last several years, donor-advised funds (DAFs) have been a hot topic in the media and in philanthropic circles. DAFs allow individuals to irrevocably contribute funds to a DAF sponsor, gain an immediate tax break, and recommend...
It is with bittersweet emotions and heartfelt congratulations that NCG wishes Varisa Tantiwasadakran, Communications Associate, success as she departs for graduate studies. Varisa heads off to New York to pursues not one, but two Columbia University...
12 Jun 2014
June 12, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Created in partnership with the Foundation Center, the Conversations in Philanthropy Reading Group uses the traditional book club model to help members get through that pile of recent reports, articles and guides they've been meaning to read.
17 Dec 2020
Areas of Focus
December 17, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
A stronger, more just California becomes possible when every Californian, regardless of what they look like or how long they’ve been here, can shape the future of our state. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, around 80% of California’s registered voters...
In our program on September 19 (California Philanthropy’s Role in Making the Federal Government Work For All), Max Stier, President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, and Barbara Kibbe, Director of Organizational Effectiveness at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, engaged in a Q&A about the Partnership’s observations on current dynamics in the federal government, as well as its emerging effort to help government connect with, and learn from, the dynamism and innovative thinking in California.
09 Apr 2015
April 9, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am
What are the critical roles and responsibilities of family foundation board chairs? What are the traps that board chairs can fall into, and how can you avoid them? How can CEOs and board chairs create a mutually respectful and positive long-term...