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20 Sep 2016
September 20, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
With 17 State propositions to vote on this November, the idea of studying them all is pretty daunting. So instead, you can listen to some of the smartest nonprofit policy folks in the state discuss the ones most relevant to nonprofits. If you’re...
NCG is pleased to announce that Chris Punongbayan has been named Director, Equity and Social Justice.
At a pivotal time in its shift to a new strategic direction, Blue Shield of California Foundation has engaged two new senior fellows, marking the launch of a new fellowship program that will bring fresh perspectives to the complex problems facing...
23 Mar 2016
March 23, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Understanding who is funding what and where has never been easier or more fun! Join us for an interactive tutorial on how to use NCG’s powerful new data tool Foundation Maps: California.
NCG member the Rosenberg Foundation has released the third edition of its Justice in California, an online publication that features powerful op-eds from advocates and thought leaders from the state and nationally.
Philanthropy veteran Crispin Delgado is set to take the reins leading NCG’s public policy efforts. Crispin arrives with a vision for advancing equity and social justice through an exciting policy agenda.
Discussion around grantee overhead costs and capacity building is timely. Programs need to be funded, but finance, fundraising and communications are all pieces of the total costs which are often under invested.
Timeline Each month, the Institute offers two, two-hour sessions with our faculty and special guests for a total of 12 core sessions. There will also be an additional option to attend Alum-led Vent Sessions as a space for Institute participants to...
10 May 2021
Areas of Focus
May 10, 2021 (All day)
Application Deadline: May 7, 2021 Are you a mid-career communications professional in philanthropy, eager to build professional knowledge, skills, and networks? Are you looking to foster peer support, share best practices, and create a long-lasting...
NCG member the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has appointed Carla Bryant as its new Director, Education Strategy & Ventures. Congrats and welcome to the NCG community, Carla!
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member The James Irvine Foundation and its work in a promising alternative approach to high school that links classroom learning with student interests and job preparation to motivat students and help them gain an advantage in high school, college and careers.
Abdi Soltani, Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California, recently spoke out in a Q&A to The Recorder about his future work after the election. You can meet him at our upcoming program on Wednesday, December 7th.
The Communications Network is partnering with the Stanford Social Innovation Review to launch Making Ideas Move, a blog series on the power of communications that will feature a series of thought pieces by leaders whose organizations use...
The Marguerite Casey Foundation has welcomed two new members to their board. Help us welcome them to the NCG community!
NCG member the Stuart Foundation has named its new President. Congratulations to Sophie Fanelli !
Some 30 years ago, on the steps of the Supreme Court, I made a decision that would re-route my entire communications career. At the time, I had a good decade of professional corporate PR under my belt. But when I stepped in front the throng of news...
When I joined NCG three and a half years ago, our communications was staffed by a competent and personable team of one. The woman who held the job had a knack for discerning what people wanted and delivering just that thing. This made everyone happy...