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18 Mar 2015

NCG Open House and New Member Orientation

March 18, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Are you new to NCG? Or, have you been a member for a while, but would like a refresher on what NCG membership has to offer? Come meet NCG staff, mingle with your peers in the field, and find out how to make the most of your NCG membership.
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21 Jan 2015

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: A Conversation and Celebration with New and Former CEOs

January 21, 2015 -
3:00pm to 6:30pm
Public Policy Institute of California
More than a dozen philanthropic institutions in the Bay Area have experienced leadership transitions within the last several years, an unprecedented occurrence. Join us for this lively discussion with new and former CEO’s about leadership, change,...
01 Oct 2014

New Grantmakers Institute Boot Camp: Essential Skills & Strategies [South Bay]

October 1, 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
New to philanthropy? Join us for a shortened version of NCG's popular two-day workshop that equips grantmakers with the tools and best practices needed for making sound funding recommendations.
12 Jun 2014

Conversations in Philanthropy Reading Group | Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

June 12, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Foundation Center
Created in partnership with the Foundation Center, the Conversations in Philanthropy Reading Group uses the traditional book club model to help members get through that pile of recent reports, articles and guides they've been meaning to read.

Resources from Being the Change: Foundations Transforming for Greater Impact

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In a June 26 session we shared examples of new approaches some foundations are using across four areas of practice - staffing philosophy, structure and design, skill development, and supportive culture - to foster greater connectivity, vibrancy, and engagement both internally and externally, ultimately opening up new avenues for impact, built on research conducted by FSG with the support of six funders.

The State of Change: An Analysis of Women and People of Color in the Philanthropic Sector

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As the leading voice for philanthropy, the Council on Foundations is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a core policy and fundamental operating principle in the philanthropic sector. This report, The State of Change: An Analysis of Women and People of Color in the Philanthropic Sector , helps inform strategies that support DEI efforts.


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