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21 Feb 2018

Voter’s Choice Act: Big Changes Ahead for California Elections

February 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Many California voters will experience major changes to how they register to vote and cast ballots in the coming year. Three recent reforms — online voter registration , automated voter registration , and conditional voter registration make...
04 Oct 2017

Building Community Power: Democracy at the Local Level

October 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Webinar
At a time when many are looking for bright spots when it comes to democracy, this session will introduce funders to new efforts in California to reimagine democracy at the local level. These new tools for community power and democracy are broadening...
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Voter’s Choice Act: Big Changes Ahead for California Elections | 2/21/2018

Publication date: 
02/2018
Our featured speakers discussed the impetus for the new law, how it might affect underrepresented communities, and how election offices, community organizations, and others are working together to prepare voters for the change. They also discussed the funding landscape and opportunities to start planning for statewide rollout in 2020.
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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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Resources from A Case of Uncertainty: The 2017 California State Budget

Publication date: 
03/2017
This year’s the Governor’s proposed budget presents a significantly different tone than those of the last few years. It reflects lower revenues, a $1.6 billion projected shortfall, an expected economic downturn and deep uncertainty about what the federal government will do regarding the Affordable Care Act(ACA) and other federal programs. In fact, the proposal is based on current federal policy and doesn’t account for possible cuts to the estimated $20 billion or more that California relies on for health insurance subsidies and expanded Medi-Cal coverage.
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Why I Am Hopeful

Release Date: 
07/24/2017
It all started with an email from a friend late last year. She said she was concerned about the tone of our politics and the direction in which our country was moving, and she wanted to do something to help. She was calling her senator, but she felt...
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Philanthropy in the Age of Trump, Part 2

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06/06/2017
Take a look at Philanthropy in the Age of Trump, Part 2 by NCG Member Pam David . She discusses the need for new and different collaboration and the research published by the Center for Effective Philanthropy,...
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Levi Strauss Foundation Pledges $1 Million to Protect Marginalized Communities

Release Date: 
05/22/2017
The Foundation's support of communities in the U.S. and abroad, including immigrants, refugees, religious minorities and transgender citizens begins with 13 specific organizations, five of which are right here in the Bay Area.
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2017 Annual Conference: Announcing Our Opening Plenary

Release Date: 
02/28/2017
Our 2017 Annual Conference on Monday, April 17th , will begin with Dr. Robert K. Ross , President and CEO of The California Endowment . Along with a stellar panel, our opening plenary will discuss the power of...

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