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05 Feb 2015

Arts Loan Fund Meeting

February 5, 2015 -
9:30am to 12:30pm
The San Francisco Foundation
NCG's Arts Loan Fund (ALF) committee is made up of Bay Area funders that are committed to the Arts. The ALF meets several times a year to review loan applications and determine awards to artists and nonprofits that support the Arts in the Bay Area.
03 Feb 2015

Ready, Set, "Get on the Map!"

February 3, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Webinar
Imagine being able to see who is funding what and where—anywhere in our region, anytime, and with just a few clicks. What if you had a map of near real-time data about giving across California on an interactive mapping platform? Imagine if you could...
05 Nov 2014

Design for Impact: Accelerating Sustainable Mobility for Cities

November 5, 2014 -
11:00am to 7:00pm
IDEO San Francisco Office
This design-thinking workshop will bring together EMBARQ and the most forward-thinking philanthropists, foundation leaders and corporate executives for hands-on sessions where they can help prioritize the challenges to tackle in urban mobility, and...
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Resources for Collective Impact: From Common Goals to Uncommon Results

Publication date: 
10/2018
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...
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Resources from Social Justice in Disaster: Neighborhoods and Nonprofits Point the Way

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04/2018
In an April 10th program, we heard from local leaders and nonprofits from the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma as they discussed how they are helping their communities, and what they need to be effective in disaster. Two Bay Area funders will discussed their disaster support and how it fits into their missions and broader programmatic work as well as ways that funders can support grantees and local leaders.
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Resources from Building Community Power: Democracy at the Local Level

Publication date: 
10/2017
In an October 4 Webinar, we introduced funders to new efforts in California to reimagine democracy at the local level. These new tools for community power and democracy are broadening political participation for traditionally disenfranchised groups, expanding civic engagement beyond elections, and creating new platforms for making government more responsive, accountable, and equitable.
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Census 2020: Uniting for a Common Cause | 10/18/2018

Publication date: 
10/2017
The Census happens just once every 10 years but its outcomes have serious ramifications. In our October 18 program, we heard from an expert panel of speakers who shared insight on all things Census.
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The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Publication date: 
10/2016
Why are Silicon Valley community-based organizations struggling to meet demand in one of the wealthiest and most sophisticated regions in the world? Why aren’t more Silicon Valley philanthropists directing their dollars toward local organizations and issues—in addition to national or global causes—and why hasn’t more entrepreneurial ingenuity been harnessed to solve local problems? What is the cause of these disconnects, and how might we help bring these two groups together in service of shared community?
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Election Special: Funding Structural Reform and Voter Engagement | 8/2/2016

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07/2016
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?

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