"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.
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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?
Around the country, as well as across the State of California, grantmakers are examining their funding practices and looking to develop new approaches to better support the communities they serve. Recently, numerous grantmakers have begun exploring what it would take to fund the real costs of the organizations they support – that is all of the necessary investments for a nonprofit organization to deliver on mission and to be sustainable over the long term. Building off of this interest, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers launched a joint...
In a September 12 event, NCG convened local and national experts to discuss the rise of hate crimes, bullying, and other forms of bigotry in recent months. We learned what funders can do to help overcome these challenges, through education, policy, organizing, and communications.
In this September 26 workshop, we explored how companies tell a strong CSR Impact story, reviewed the process for clarifying priority program goals, and learned how to build a framework for identifying and collecting the signature program information and data necessary to tell that story.
One of the most cost effective ways to improve the health of people experiencing homelessness is to house them. At this program, we learned about the connection between housing and health, how to build cross sector relationships, promising projects in the region and the country, and philanthropy’s role as a catalyst for advancing health and well-being in our communities through housing.
With a new federal tax plan recently passed and budget cuts looming, the Governor and other state policymakers will face a tall task in order to fund the programs that provide the opportunities California values. To help finance tax reductions for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, Congress voted to make cuts totaling $5.8 trillion in key federal programs over the next ten years. We’ll also explore the implications of the Governor’s budget on Bay Area cities and counties. With our panel of experts, we’ll discuss how the Governor’s budget and federal policy choices will have an impact...
An accurate count of the U.S. population forms the basis for many important, but often overlooked political, economic, and social decisions that end up affecting our daily lives. Community Connect Labs' "2020 Census: How Local Governments And Nonprofits Can Ensure a Fair and Accurate Count" explores why 2020 is vital to California's future.
Background, Purpose, and Goals for Census Funders Subgroup Business Outreach Task Force.
On April 16th, 2018, we hosted our 2018 NCG Annual Conference, the largest gathering of the philanthropic community in Northern California.This year’s conference, Together for Good, featured lead thinkers on the critical issues of our time, such as the role of media in upholding democracy, overcoming social inequality, and advancing narrative change. We dug deep into how philanthropy can – and must – bring to bear not only financialresources, but also our collective leadership, voice, action and empathy to really move the ball.
Collective Impact is one of those buzzwords that you often hear in our sector. Since the publication of the article Collective Impact in the winter 2011 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, this framework for successful cross-sector collaboration has been used to address a plethora of complex issues. But while many collective impact efforts have reported achieving positive results through their work, and have a personal, intuitive understanding of why this approach to collaboration has enabled positive progress in communities, there has not until recently been a methodologically...
If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, NCG's signature program, New Grantmakers Institute (NGI): Grantmaking for the 21st Century , helps build your understanding of best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking, and helps you place yourself within this ecosystem that you are a part of. In this two-day, highly interactive training, participants have the opportunity to engage with your peers around opportunities and challenges of grantmaking. In addition to developing a network of peers, participants will have the opportunity to hear...
It was just last October that a firestorm erupted across the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. The most destructive in California history, the fires took lives, homes and livelihoods. While these communities are on the path to recovery, Mendocino and Lake Counties are also coping with more recent fires. During this event, we spoke to local leaders to hear where they now stand, what issues are newly emerging, how our colleagues have personally dealt with the challenges, and where help is still needed. They shared what’s currently happening in their communities and the...
View the resources from NCG's 2019 Annual Conference.
At this program, Shape Up SF Coalition and NCG's Bay Area Health Funders Group came together for a conversation with nonprofits and funders to strategize how San Francisco can be a leader in health equity and healthy eating active living programs by further supporting agencies who will likely be applying for funding through the Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax.
... of Government. Mark is a founder and served as initial Board Chair from 2000 to 2004 of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, a nonprofit ...
... CEO of Better Health East Bay as the new Co- Chair of the network and engaged in lively discussion to design its 2016 ...
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7:30am to 4:00pm
... Chief, The Economist Carla Boragno , Senior Vice President of Site Services, Genentech Stuart Burden , Philanthropy ... Echoing Green Penelope Douglas , Executive Chair of the Board, SOCAP Aria Finger , COO,...
... grow with new leadership,” said Stephanie Clohesy, current Chair of Tides Network. Clohesy continued, “As 2014 begins, Tides ... time Gary Schwartz will re-assume full duties as Senior Vice President and...