The Legal Services Funder Network (LSFN) is an informal group of funders who support civil legal service organizations as a strategy to help alleviate poverty.
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Join the Legal Services Funders Network (LSFN) as Julia Wilson, Executive Director of OneJustice, sheds light on where and how legal services organizations attempt to meet the needs of individuals and communities throughout California.
Emerging research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, shows that nonprofits that strategically leverage volunteers outperform their peers on all measures of organizational effectiveness and have greater impact. But less than 15 percent of nonprofits nationwide demonstrate these characteristics.
Are your grantees among the 15%?
This special briefing presented new data reveals on a key factor driving impact and nonprofit success.
How can foundations use pro-bono services to support their grantees with communications strategies, information technology, board and executive leadership development, or any other number of nonprofit capacity and organizational challenges? As part of Global Pro Bono Week, NCG is partnering with the Taproot Foundation to present a special program on how funders can support their grantees' work by providing much-needed pro-bono services.
The Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) is a collaborative program of the members of NCG.
It’s a new year! Make a resolution to make the most of your NCG membership. And in case you need any help in figuring out how to do so, here are ten ways to engage in 2014.
As part of Global Pro Bono Week, NCG is partnered with the Taproot Foundation to present a special program on how funders can support their grantees' work by providing much-needed pro-bono services.
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community.
This snapshot features NCG member the Levi Strauss Foundation and its work to provide low-lost financial services to Latino families in San Francisco's Mission District.
Immigrants, like all consumers, need access to high-quality financial services that meet their day-to-day transactional needs and set them up for long-term financial success. This report by the Center for Financial Services Innovation and the National Council of La Raza examines these unique financial circumstances and identifies seven key strategies that financial institutions can adopt to build long-term relationships with this underserved demographic group.
Ever wish you could provide your grantee with more than just your grant? You can!
Providing pro-bono services offers your grantees something just as valuable as grant money—expertise.
Congratulations to NCG member Claire Solot, Managing Director of the Bigglesworth Family Foundation who was honored at OneJustice network’s annual Opening Doors to Justice awards reception.
NCG member the Sobrato Family Foundation announced this week it will give $2.75 million to support 21st century education and pathways to careers, as well as more than $1.7 million in general operating support for health and legal services.
Recently, many grantmakers have begun exploring an approach based on real cost funding. NCG is proud to be a part of the Real Cost Project, a statewide initiative to explore what it takes for funders to develop new grantmaking strategies based on what it really costs to deliver outcomes.
As a service to people seeking employment in foundations and to grantmakers with jobs to fill, NCG is pleased to post foundation-related job openings announced by our member grantmakers. Postings will be hosted for one month unless we are requested to remove it sooner.
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Presentations regarding the displacement of nonprofit organizations resulting from the effects of rising rents in San Francisco and an exploration of the strategies being implemented by the City in partnership with foundations
This briefing examined examined the impact of implementation of Proposition 47—one of the most important policy reforms that the State has undertaken to reduce incarceration in the nation’s largest prison system, and invest in prevention.
Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) brings together the philanthropic community to learn about and act on issues they ca
Bolder Advocacy, an initiative of Alliance for Justice, is publishing a five-part series for funders that breaks advocacy into 18 specific and measurable skills and practices that promote effective nonprofit advocacy.
2015 has been a busy year for NCG! This year we decided to expand our membership qualifications, and in doing so have some great members who are new to our community.
NCG relies on an engaged base of member volunteers in committees to drive programming and help staff to develop relevant content.