Companies dedicate numerous resources to identify issues that are important to their stakeholders, but many companies develop program portfolios that don’t meet their expectations or fully support the goals of the company. In many cases, community program goals are not fully developed, and the programs provide minimal value to the company’s efforts to meet expectations expressed by a broad range of stakeholders. In this program, we will explored an assessment process and tools that help corporate citizenship leaders ensure their community programs add value by complementing and supporting the...
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NCG member the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust has announced Kelly Kent as its new Program Officer. Congratulations and welcome to the NCG community!
NCG interviews Alliance for Justice Senior Counsel Nayantara Mehta on a program designed to help funders and social justice organizations manage "sting" operations, attacks on their organization, and the potential media firestorms that follow.
NCG member guest blogger and Vice President of Programs at The California Wellness Foundation Fatima Angeles urges funders who care about San Francisco communities to attend the October 2nd NCG program A San Francisco Neighborhood Analysis.
NCG's 2014 keynote speaker Robert B. Reich returned with filmmaker Jake Kornbluth to discuss their current work--the Economic Inequality Media Project--with NCG members.
View the resources from NCG's 2019 Annual Conference.
At this program, attendees participated in a lively discussion to find out why it’s been so hard to help grantees do their work better and what funders can do differently to get it right. Experts offered successful regional models, current trends, and best practices for funders, nonprofits, and consultants to successfully support nonprofit capacity in all aspects of their work. We dug deep into these learnings and explored our region’s needs, capacity, and how we can better support the nonprofit sector.
2020 Census meeting notes, October 9, 2017.
In our program on April 24th, The San Francisco Foundation shared the success of their program Bay Area Codes , an exciting multi-year cohort of eight tech-related organizations working to increase economic equity in the Bay Area region. These organizations seek to give low-income and youth of color access to an inclusive tech ecosystem, featuring culturally-competent computer science curriculums, mentorships, leadership development, and access to professional networks and job opportunities. This briefing showcased the development of the Bay Area Codes cohort, its progress to date, and an...
A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund , UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. The report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund...
In this webinar co-sponsored with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, members learned about unique post-disaster challenges facing immigrants and refugees, particularly those who are low-income and limited English proficient, and explored both their immediate and long-term needs. We discussed ways that philanthropy can most effectively support recovery and rebuilding efforts in diverse affected regions in the months and years that lie ahead.
How Can Foundations Work with Their Grantees to be Effective Communicators is part of NCG's 2012 Communications Series.
Despite the recovery of the American economy and national unemployment rates at their lowest levels in years, millions of people who are willing and able to work are excluded from that prosperity. To address the inefficiencies and challenges of entry into today’s workforce for young people and adults overcoming barriers like incarceration or homelessness, a unique partnership that was forged in Los Angeles is being replicated in the Bay Area. The Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise or LA: Rise bridges the gaps in service between local social enterprises,...
A step-by-step guide that teaches grantmakers develop stories for policy makers and other community leaders that demonstrate the powerful impact and unique value that the philanthropic community brings to this region.
19 Dec 2016
December 19, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
With the results of the Presidential election comes potential changes in California’s Congressional delegation and multiple state measures. This will alter the impact—for better or worse—of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Join a conversation...
The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) has released its Giving Around the Globe: 2014 Edition, the leading source for guidance on the global expansion of corporate community engagement.
15 Jun 2017
June 15, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
The federal budget season kicked off in high gear with the release of presidential priorities in March. While the federal budget is far from being finalized, the anticipated impact may be widespread across housing, transportation, health, arts,...
Bay Area Homelessness Funders Network aligns philanthropy to advance racial equity and regional coordination in preventing and ending homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area.