Take a gander at Health Affairs Blog on foundation recreations to the 2016 preseidential election. It is just a sampling and is not meant to be comprehensive.
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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,...
Not surprisingly, the most frequent questions we get from grantseekers and grantmakers alike relate to getting a lay of the overall philanthropic landscape. Getting key statistics for California institutional philanthropy just got a lot easier with...
NCG Member The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced yesterday the appointment of Vidya Krishnamurthy as the Foundation's Director of Communications.
NCG member The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer answers HistPhil’s questions about the role of philanthropy in democracy.
This Nonprofit Quarterly article makes the case for foundations focusing on public policy at a state, rather than federal, level. "Like Robert Frost nearly a century ago, today’s foundation leaders stand where two roads diverge. They can continue down the usual road of fixating solely on federal policy debates, such as the one over the charitable deduction. Or they can take the road “less traveled by” to where the real action is: the states. If they choose the latter, then years from now they too can look back with Frost’s sigh of satisfaction because that choice will have “made all the...
Who wouldn’t want a dynamic mapping tool that shows you who’s funding what in our region? Imagine how such a tool would inform your grantmaking. Does such a tool exist? Not yet. But the operative word is “yet.” Don't miss out on this opportunity to...
Once again NCG member the Mitchell Kapor Foundation produces a video annual report to highlight their work and the work of their grantees in the previous year.
Alliance for Justice (AFJ) has launched a survey of private and public foundations to learn about their advocacy grantmaking practices.
"Today is not a new beginning. It is a next step in a quest begun eight decades ago," said Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation.
30 Jul 2019
July 30, 2019 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
What is the highest and best role for philanthropy? And how can the Council on Foundations support its members and the field to be a strong and trusted partner in advancing the common good? You are invited to join Kathleen Enright, president and CEO...
NCG member the Y & H Soda Foundation recently announced the appointment of William McLeod to its Board of Directors. Mr. McLeod has had a long and distinguished career in Catholic education beginning as a teacher and Vice Principal at San...
During 2015, the Foundation will provide support to a small number of collaborations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties to bolster their potential for game-changing impact. Here are the recipients.
The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers has announced the publication of the most recent edition of The Foundation Review which is devoted completely to the art and science of philanthropy consulting.
NCG member the Rosenberg Foundation has released the third edition of its Justice in California, an online publication that features powerful op-eds from advocates and thought leaders from the state and nationally.
Beginning this year, employers with 5 or more employees must provide harassment prevention training for all of its employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal – before January 1, 2020.
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The final webinar in the Glasspockets Webinar Series.
In this “Leadership Series” paper, Emmett Carson, CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, provides a thoughtful examination of fundamental questions facing U.S. community foundations today.