When the time comes, most foundations become disaster funders whether they've previously thought of themselves that way or not. That’s because disasters and community crises touch all aspects of people’s lives, communities, and cities. NCG's new...
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I propose that what holds us back from making more dramatic transformations in philanthropy are three beliefs that we inherit and internalize from white supremacist culture. Philanthropy is another system functioning as it was designed to function...
There’s nothing natural about the suffering that follows disasters because it doesn’t have to be that way. Philanthropy can proactively invest in hazard mitigation and preparedness efforts to lessen the impacts of disasters.
In March , NCG’s President and CEO Ellen LaPointe will embark on her next great adventure leading a Boston-based LGBTQIA+ health organization. NCG’s Bo ard is gearing up to conduct a robust and inclusive search for her successor . Here’s an update...
24 Jun 2020
Areas of Focus
June 24, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
More than half of all people experiencing unsheltered homelessness (108,000 individuals) in our country live in California. And, in the wake of our current pandemic, that number is bound to grow. With such staggering numbers, we are quickly...
This month, President and CEO Dwayne S. Marsh has officially taken the reins from Steve Barton and Phuong Quach, senior staff who’ve served as NCG’s interim leaders for the past six months. The three took turns answering questions about the moment...
The realities, challenges, and larger context of what Black and brown trans communities are facing locally and nationally are not well-known to funders or to our society in general. The list of articles here showcase Bay Area trans leaders and their...
I’m someone who went into a graduate program in history and wrote a dissertation on hidden and oftentimes, erased stories on resilience and activism by queer women of color. I’m attuned to what gets taught, why some topics aren’t, and the process...
During our Annual Conference, NCG's President and CEO Dwayne S. Marsh shared a very personal story , one that helped shape who he is today. To celebrate Dwayne at the helm for just over a year now, NCG's Board Chair and Executive Vice President at...
NCG's members are speaking up, some for the first time, about the protests, the killings, and the structural racism behind them. Several point toward organizations we can fund right now to fuel this movement. We are proud to share all of them here.
REGISTER for the series About the Series In this program series, you will encounter and work with frameworks and practices for understanding and coping with the effects of crises as they impact us as individuals, organizations, and society. In these...
04 Feb 2021
February 4, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
We’re living longer than ever before, and at some point, we will all need care from a family or professional caregiver. Today, nearly 42 million Americans provide unpaid care to an older person—often a family member—while the direct care workforce...
23 Sep 2021
September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to November 18, 2021 - 3:00pm
We invite you to join us for a five-part peer workshop series taking place Thursday afternoons on September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4, and November 18. Sessions run 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Are you struggling to understand how your...
Philanthropy Has Leaders to Follow Philanthropy is often thought of as “society’s risk capital.” Donors enjoy the benefits of both government and markets, combining a tax-subsidized focus on the public good with the freedom, flexibility, and...
16 Jun 2020
June 16, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn about the power of narrative frames and how to use that power in this time of crisis. This workshop with Trabian Shorters offers an opportunity to explore a new ways to talk about constituents and community, encouraging us to think differently...