Exponent Philanthropy has offered this important benchmarking tool to NCG's members at a 20% discount through the end of the year. They can learn more about the report at here . To receive the discounted price, just need to enter the discount code COLLEAGUE when purchasing. Exponent Philanthropy ’s 2016 Foundation Operations and Management Report is considered the tool for benchmarking by foundations that operate with few or no staff. Based on responses from more than 550 Exponent Philanthropy member foundations, it tells the powerful...
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This should be obvious, but it’s key for our sector: To deliver on their mission and sustain their good work over time, nonprofit organizations require the right mix of financial resources. Resources to pay the right people to get the job done well.
The new edition of “Storytelling and Social Change” is now available. This guide is for nonprofits, activists and anyone else who wants to create progressive change on the causes you care about so much.
In this final finance workshop in the series, funders gained an understanding of how to engage in a dialogue with grantees to identify their capacity for fiscal strategy around complex issues.
Notes from Policy Impacts on Immigrant Health | Bay Area Health Funders Group Meeting
NCG is pleased to announce that Sarah Frankfurth has been named Manager, Collaborative Philanthropy. Learn more about Sarah, her longstanding commitment to the social sector and why she'll be your next call for a collaborative idea.
12 Nov 2015
November 12, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am
This webinar, presented in partnership with the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, will explore strategies family foundations can take to engage more deeply in grantmaking that builds toward long-term social change.
30 Oct 2014
Areas of Focus
October 30, 2014 -
8:30am to 11:30am
World Affairs Council
How do funders prepare communities and organizations for disasters and ensure that institutions and social supports can recover quickly? Using the lens of Loma Prieta, Napa, Katrina, Sandy and other disasters we'll talk about the role of...
05 Jun 2018
Areas of Focus
June 5, 2018 -
8:30am to 2:00pm
Center for Healthy Communities
NCG members have the benefit of attending Southern California Grantmakers' conference for FREE! Family foundations have always played a key role in philanthropy, with their focus on strong grantee and community relationships and...
Based on a January 2013 survey of more than five thousand large independent, family, corporate, and community foundations in the U.S., it illustrates the response of over eleven hundred foundations to the question: Does your foundation use social media to advance its mission? There's a lot of info to review here, and we know you'll want to spend some time with it. So, we'll just leave you with five tips (included at the bottom) designed to jump-start your foundation's social media efforts: Follow your grantees and other foundations. Cross-promote your social media presence on you Web site,...
Jara Dean-Coffey is the founder of Luminare Group and a founding member and Steering Committee Member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers. As a part of our Member Spotlight series, Jara told us why she appreciates "A-ha" moments...
07 Oct 2019
October 7, 2019 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
As philanthropy increasingly seeks to advance equity in all communities, it needs to understand the demographics of the organizations being funded (and declined), the people being served, and the communities impacted. Less than half of grantmakers...
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce Daniel Lau has been named Program and Events Manager.
Next month NCG kicks off a three-part Financial Management Workshop Series designed in partnership with Fiscal Management Associates (FMA). Why are we doing this? What can members expect of the workshops? NCG Member Engagement Director Phuong Quach...
23 Oct 2020
October 23, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
In 2016, California became the first state to legalize the sale and distribution of recreational cannabis through Proposition 64. This groundbreaking legislation aimed to heal the Drug Wars’ harmful impacts on communities of color and create revenue...
Advancing positive and lasting social change in a world that grows more complex each day is hard. Understanding how we break through to our most critical audiences — and developing messages that respectfully and authentically connect with their lived experiences — has become essential to inspiring people to come together to create this change.
March is about “springing forward” and with the daylight savings time, we’ll have more light to read articles that help us understand and interrogate systems that keep people from educational materials, financial capital, and basic care and support...
In an April 10th program, we heard from local leaders and nonprofits from the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma as they discussed how they are helping their communities, and what they need to be effective in disaster. Two Bay Area funders will discussed their disaster support and how it fits into their missions and broader programmatic work as well as ways that funders can support grantees and local leaders.
A Californian coalition ( The Economic Mobility Collaborative ) sets out this vision: “Every Californian should have a chance to work, to discover their potential, and to share that potential with others.” The Collaborative suggests that, among the most important things we need to do is to, “effectively promote evidence-driven approaches designed for accountability and inclusion and needed to restore trust and confidence in government’s ability to solve big problems.” Economic mobility is an especially remote dream for Californians who have been incarcerated or homeless, and young adults who...