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In his new position he will oversee the creation of a new Public Affairs Department. This comes after years of executive public relations, marketing and journalism positions.relations, marketing and journalism positions.
22 Jun 2021
June 22, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
California's economy will recover faster than the U.S. post-pandemic, strengthened by the entrepreneurial spirit in the state; technology, entertainment, and logistics industries, and; the development of inland areas, including the Imperial, San...
There will be tremendous opportunities for philanthropy to ensure investments are targeted in our most vulnerable communities at risk of climate-driven events. NCG's Alan Kwok provides an analysis of what the package will bring and what role...
The San Francisco Foundation (SFF) is committed to ensuring that all people in the Bay Area are economically secure, rooted in vibrant communities and civically engaged. We envision a Bay Area where everyone is able to make ends meet and plan for...
A crisis is looming for public education in California: a severe shortage of teachers. Without drastic intervention at the local and state level, enormous numbers of our children – especially those who have historically been the most underserved – will be without a qualified teacher. Members learned about this growing problem as well as the programs and policies that are needed to address it.
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...
On October 16th, The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)’s Public Policy Program Team hosted a convening called Make it Fair: Policy Change for an Equitable California. The event brought together funders and practitioners working on or tracking commercial property tax reform and the need for new public revenue streams in California.
14 Dec 2015
December 14, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
In November 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, the most sweeping incarceration-reduction ballot initiative in state history. The “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” reclassified six common, low-level crimes from felony to misdemeanor...
20 Mar 2014
March 20, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
World Affairs Council
Join NCG for a funders' dialogue on immigration policy and integration efforts in the Golden State.
United Ways of California released an NCG member supported report analyzing the challenges families face by living in California.
In the fall of 2007, Northern California Grantmakers (in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) commissioned the Foundation Center to conduct two studies on diversity in philanthropy in California. The first of these studies examined the extent to which grantmaking by large California foundations serves populations of color. Titled Embracing Diversity: Foundation Giving to California’s Communities of Color , this study was released in June 2008. The present study reports findings from a survey that collected baseline data from 115 California foundations on...
A new study commissioned by NCG member The James Irvine Foundation presents new data providing insights on the critical role arts nonprofits can play in communities.
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...
At our best, communications staff at Northern California Grantmakers’ member foundations tell the stories that advance social progress while making philanthropy’s work understandable and accessible to the people who rely on it. To reach our highest...
29 Jan 2015
January 29, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Join your fellow Communications staff for an informal getting-to-know-you brown bag lunch. The first quarterly brown bag of 2015, bring your appetite to talk shop.
03 Dec 2015
December 3, 2015 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The team at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is hosting NCG communications colleagues from the Bay Area for a first-of-its-kind cocktail mixer.