If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, the New Grantmakers Institute (NGI): Grantmaking for the 21st Century , helps build your understanding of best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking and helps you...
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The Opportunity Agenda, launched in 2006 with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America, created the Vision, Values and Voice toolkit to help social justice communications campaigns tap into the comic book superhero zeitgeist to advance its messaging.
This report examines U.S. foundation giving explicitly in support of black males by issue area, type of support, and geographic area served. The analyses explore patterns of giving by larger U.S. foundations over the past eight years, with a focus on giving from 2008 to 2010.
Though there have been significant scientific advances to help us better understand how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma are contributing factors towards negative health outcomes later in life, there remains little guidance on how to address these issues within the context of cross-sector philanthropic settings. On July 16th, the Funder Network on Trauma & Resilience hosted a webinar that showcased Trauma-Informed Philanthropy, a two volume guide from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, and...
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for nonprofits and the communities that they serve. Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting their non-profit partners during this challenging time in which there will be an increase in demand for their services. This call focused on two areas of data: A three-county (in the Bay Area) view of near-term COVID-19 economic impacts Social safety net data from 2-1-1 in Northern California The Boston Consulting Group has recently completed economic analysis of the near-term impacts in...
United Ways of California released an NCG member supported report analyzing the challenges families face by living in California.
30 Aug 2022
August 30, 2022 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Dual enrollment, also known as concurrent enrollment, allows students to take college classes while still in high school. This can expand the course offerings available to high school students (from vocational pathways to advanced classes), increase...
If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, NCG's signature program, New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century , helps build your framework for best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking, and helps you place yourself within this ecosystem you are a part of.
Sponsored and curated by the Collective Impact Forum, "Collective Insights on Collective Impact," which appears in Stanford Social Innovation Review's fall issue, shares cutting-edge thinking from 22 practitioners, funders, community organizers, and thought-leaders.
For new grantmakers it is essential to hit the ground running by equipping themselves with the tools and best practices for making sound funding recommendations. The New Grantmakers Institute is a cost-effective, local option that develops important skills, helps build lasting peer relationships with other grantmakers in our community, and cultivates the ability to ask critical questions of ourselves and others about our role as change-makers in our communities.
The 2012 NCG Annual Meeting brought lead scholars and philanthropic experts, Lucy Bernholz and Rob Reich, to share their thinking about the changing landscape, what it means to #ReCodeGood and what the possible effects are for the philanthropic field.
27 Sep 2016
September 27, 2016 - 11:00am to December 1, 2016 - 12:15pm
Online Learning Session
Offered in partnership by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and San Diego Grantmakers, this highly-interactive, five-session online learning series gives California grantmakers...
01 Feb 2019
Areas of Focus
February 1, 2019 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
In-person registration is now closed. Please register via webinar if you would like to join us. Please join the Akonadi Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Rosenberg Foundation and Zellerbach Family Foundation for a conversation about the...
10 Jun 2019
Areas of Focus
June 10, 2019 -
2:30pm to 5:30pm
Google Community Space
In his new book, Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count , Phil Buchanan argues that, after years of rampant bad advice for donors from consultants, business school faculty, and other so-called experts – much of it...
29 May 2019
May 29, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
No one should be denied support because of their loved ones’ immigration status. Yet a newly introduced regulation from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would force U.S. citizen children and their families out of public...
25 Sep 2019
Areas of Focus
September 25, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
What are gender norms and what does the philanthropy sector need to know to make an impact in grantmaking? Join Northern California Grantmakers, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Applied Materials for an interactive presentation by Riki...
15 Jul 2021
July 15, 2021 - 9:30am to July 22, 2021 - 12:00pm
About the Series Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in philanthropy and in our institutions, often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we...
"Real Cost Project: Barriers to Change“ is a new report issued by the Real Cost Project, finds that there are deeply ingrained practices, beliefs and perceptions in the philanthropic community that are preventing the adoption real cost funding practices.
24 Mar 2015
March 24, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
What the proposed budget fails to do, according to a California Budget Project analysis, is tackle California’s biggest challenges. But there is a silver lining. Nonprofits, philanthropy, and other stakeholders have a window of opportunity to...
08 Oct 2015
October 8, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am
What are the spectrum of options available to family foundations and funds seeking to engage diverse perspectives in their work? What are the benefits of doing so and how can you develop a strategy and plan that makes the most sense for your...