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30 Oct 2014

25 Years After Loma Prieta and Days After Napa: Philanthropy’s Role in Mitigating the Impact of Disaster on the Most Vulnerable

October 30, 2014 -
8:30am to 11:30am
World Affairs Council
How do funders prepare communities and organizations for disasters and ensure that institutions and social supports can recover quickly? Using the lens of Loma Prieta, Napa, Katrina, Sandy and other disasters we'll talk about the role of...
01 Oct 2014

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

October 1, 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Micrsoft
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.
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Resources for A Grantmaking New Year’s Resolution: A Values-Based Grantmaking Practice

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02/2019
Values-aligned grantmaking is becoming every day parlance in our field, with good reason: foundation professionals are increasingly conscious of the role they play in social change. Similarly, the challenges we face seem ever more difficult to solve, and the injustices individuals, communities, and the planet face are heartbreaking. Making highly effective grants across a portfolio and even across an entire foundation is the nut we are all trying to crack. Given the current moment in philanthropy, in our country, and across the world, grantmakers are looking more intentionally at their own...
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2018 New Grantmakers Institute | Grantmaking for the 21st Century

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10/2018
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...
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Resources from Being the Change: Foundations Transforming for Greater Impact

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06/2018
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.
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Resources from A New Twist: What’s the Latest Breakthrough in Philanthropy?

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07/2017
On July 27th, the Peninsula Philanthropy Network invited members to learn from practitioners forging new approaches in philanthropy. Innovations continue to rock many aspects of professional life in the Bay Area. In the field of giving, tech-based innovations ripple through traditional practices of philanthropy, building on the region’s long history of creating and testing bold new ideas in technology, the social sector and arts and culture. The interactive learning lab immersed particpants in the concepts and methods of impact investing and human-centered design. The panel shared their...
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Resources from New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

Publication date: 
09/2016
If you're new to philanthropy, or interested in sharpening your skills, NCG's signature program, New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century , helps build your framework for best practices for ethical and effective grantmaking, and helps you place yourself within this ecosystem you are a part of.
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Resources from: Beyond the Grant: Solutions for Building Nonprofit Operational Excellence

Publication date: 
09/2015
This event showcased two funder initiatives that went beyond grantmaking to help strengthen the operations of nonprofit grantees. This event included discussions with The Wallace Foundation and Tipping Point Community as well as grantees that participated in the initiatives and capacity building partners.
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Resources from Seize the Moment: Immigration Relief and Bay Area Communities

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03/2015
The President's Executive Order on immigration promises to be the largest immigration reform in contemporary American history. At this event funders gathered for a special briefing on this policy milestone, learned about the momentum built by undocumented immigrant youth, and discussed implications for funders across a range of philanthropic sectors.

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