NCG member Silicon Valley Community Foundation published a new report examining employee engagement in Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the United Kingdom to provide guidance for Corporate Social Responsibility.
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28 Aug 2017
August 28, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Microsoft Campus|Mercury Room
In corporate societal engagement, strategic clarity and focused results are not accidental – they are achieved through inquiry, intentionality, and investment. We often find executives aspiring for change but lacking the necessary tools and...
As we head into the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election, how can grantmakers boost participation in the political process through voter engagement? What is our role in restoring the core values of American democracy? Does having an accountable election system that serves the public interest matter to funders?
From immigration to affordable housing to criminal justice reform, the list of policy engagement opportunities for NCG keeps growing. Many urgent and important issues affect our region. To help us assess the greatest good that might come of our...
18 Mar 2015
March 18, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Are you new to NCG? Or, have you been a member for a while, but would like a refresher on what NCG membership has to offer? Come meet NCG staff, mingle with your peers in the field, and find out how to make the most of your NCG membership.
Beginnings are important experiences; we are excited, fresh, and impressionable. As employers, onboarding is our opportunity to demonstrate what it means to be a part of our community, while inviting new individuals in to join us.
During our annual business meeting taking place at the upcoming conference, The Power of Now, NCG members will be asked to take action to extend the term of our Board Chair, and elect new members to NCG's Board of Directors.
This year, the Council on Foundations awarded two local superstars its highest honors for distinguished service, Carol Larson of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Ira Hirschfield of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.
It is with bittersweet emotions and heartfelt congratulations that NCG wishes Varisa Tantiwasadakran, Communications Associate, success as she departs for graduate studies. Varisa heads off to New York to pursues not one, but two Columbia University...
In accordance with Northern California Grantmakers’ bylaws, this message serves as a formal written notice that the Annual Meeting of members will be held on Monday April 17, 2017. During the meeting, five candidates will be presented as nominees...
04 Aug 2016
August 4, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Do you want to learn about effective capacity building practices, both from the perspctive of grantees and funders? Join the San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group (LEG) for a peer-to-peer conversation on capacity building. You will have the...
22 Feb 2017
Your foundation can play a role in engaging the business sector to help achieve a successful 2020 Census. The business community is a key voice, but initial outreach has revealed a gap in awareness.
These past months, we've found ourselves returning to the same question: are our plans still serving their purpose, or is there a greater opportunity made possible by the crises in which we find ourselves? We asked NCG's board, staff, and membership...
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.
02 Aug 2016
August 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
As we head into the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election, how can grantmakers boost participation in the political process through voter engagement? What is our role in restoring the core values of American democracy? Does having an...
28 Feb 2019
Areas of Focus
February 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
The changing demographics and political attitudes of the Central Valley - a traditionally conservative region of California - demand new strategies for community and civic engagement. To understand the shift in the region and how it is becoming more...
The changing demographics and political attitudes of the Central Valley - a traditionally conservative region of California - demand new strategies for community and civic engagement. To understand the shift in the region and how it is becoming more purple, look no further than the recent mid-term elections. In the race for the 10th congressional district, covering Stanislaus and portions of San Joaquin County, the election was undecided for a week and, at its closest margin, only 1,300 votes separated incumbent Republican Jeff Denham and eventual winner Democrat Josh Harder. A huge...
We decided to move beyond narrowly focused solutions that rely on healthcare institutions to meet the immediate health needs of those at risk to instead seek breakthrough ideas that address the complex issues central to the health of all...
NCG along with six other philanthropy serving associations, collectively the Associations Advancing Equitable Evaluation Practices (AAEEP), issued the statement below to announce our commitment to advance the learning and practice of equitable...