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19 Oct 2022
October 19, 2022 (All day) to October 21, 2022 (All day)
NCG recently announced a partnership with NCFP. Members can now have free access to NCFP's webinars and resources. You can learn more about it here . Change is inevitable and can be especially complex in family philanthropy. There...
The power of a membership organization like NCG lies in its network. NCG relies on an engaged base of member volunteers in committees to drive programming and help staff to develop relevant content. These volunteer committees meet...
Breaking out of poverty requires individuals to run a gauntlet of legal obstacles. Access to legal aid and advocacy gives individuals, families and communities the help needed to address the problems that keep them in poverty. Investing in legal aid...
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: No issue is an island. In other words, communities and individuals intersect with a variety of issues on a daily basis. And health equity is a great example of how no issue is an island.
In this article, first published by The Stanford Social Innovation Review, Paul M. Connolly, Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services for NCG's member Bessemer Trust, discusses how advocates for effective philanthropy need to “build a bigger tent...
NCG member O2 Initiatives is launching their annual O2 Sabbatical Awards. The O2 Sabbatical Award honors the commitment and accomplishments of exceptional nonprofit leaders in San Francisco and Alameda Counties.
19 Nov 2015
November 19, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Are you a communications staff person in your organization? Come join your fellow communications peers at an informal Communications Salon brown bag lunch. We will be sharing highlights, lessons, and resources from ComNet15: Making Ideas Move, the...
NCG member the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund has announced the leaders of two top staff positions, Jennie Lehua Watson and Cathy Cha. Congratulations from the NCG community!
20 Oct 2017
October 20, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
Join us for a provocative discussion with prominent scholar Richard Rothstein, whose latest book The Color of Law , exposes how the United States’ vexing history of segregated housing—including in the San Francisco Bay Area—can be traced to explicit...
27 Jun 2018
June 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Since October 2017, the U.S. government has forcibly separated at least 2,400 children—including hundreds who are under four years old—from their parents as they arrive on our southern border seeking refuge. Attorneys and other humanitarian aid...
14 Mar 2019
March 14, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
United Way of the Bay Area
California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. In fact, the UC Berkeley Labor Center predicts that half of Californians currently working will likely retire with just $24,000 a year in a state with ever increasing living costs – from health...
GrantCraft collects practical wisdom from grantmakers, then turns it into guides, workshops, videos, and other tools to help grantmakers hone their craft. They offer frameworks to help organize grantmaker work, make it more strategic, and benchmark effectiveness. Materials can be used for starting a discussion, orienting new staff, or introducing ideas to colleagues and trustees. Visit Grantcraft to explore: Guides GrantCraft guides explore challenges grantmakers face every day, whether they are new to grantmaking, sharpening their practice, or leading within their foundations, fields, or...
FroYo with a CEO is a video interview series featuring NCG’s summer intern Carmen Ross, as she uses the persuasive powers of frozen yogurt to get foundation leaders to open up about their life both in and outside of the office.
This infographic created by Funders for LGBTQ Issues highlights some of the unique challenges facing LGBTQ AAPI communities by drawing attention to the current funding landscape, and providing foundations interested in improving the lived experience of LGBTQ AAPI communities with concrete recommendations.
In my 6 years working with corporations at FSG, I’ve come to realize that being in charge of your company’s foundation or CSR is reason to both celebrate and weep with frustration. What do I mean? Consider the fictional yet all-too-familiar story of...
Every three years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conducts a field study to track trends in grantmaker practices at staffed US foundations and we share the results with the field to provide a detailed picture of how grantmaking has evolved...
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has established the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund, which will support nonprofit organizations providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance to flood victims in San Jose.
12 Feb 2018
February 12, 2018 -
8:00am to 4:00pm
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. How will CSR practitioners uphold the values inherent in our...