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03 Oct 2019

Fair Courts: The Threat to Judicial Independence in Polarized Times

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October 3, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Judicial independence may be the most consequential — though least visible and discussed — long-term threat to a well-functioning American democracy. The partisan political climate in the U.S. has emboldened lawmakers to undermine the role of an...
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29 Aug 2019

Shedding Light on DAFs: Pros & Cons of New Legislation

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August 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
World Affairs Center
The California Association of Nonprofits recently helped introduce California bill AB 1712, which would mandate greater transparency around donor advised funds (DAFs) through annual reporting requirements, promoting best practices, and requiring...
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29 Jul 2019

Putting Schools and Communities First

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July 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
East Bay Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
06 Jun 2019

Schools and Communities First: The Fight for California’s Future

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June 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
21 May 2019

No Rest for the Weary: The Fight for Statewide Criminal Justice Reform

May 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to May 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Sacramento, CA
The CA Criminal Justice Funders Group (CCJFG) is excited to host a two-day event exploring the current landscape of criminal justice reform, including upcoming legislation and ballot measures that both advance and impede the efforts of the movement...
21 May 2019

Philanthropy in the State Capitol 2019

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May 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to May 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Sacramento, CA
Join Ellen and the NCG team as we embark on a day of learning, policy, and community – with lots of laughter sprinkled in – at our state capitol. We invite you to be a part of our delegation as we educate lawmakers about the issues most important to...
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18 Apr 2019

For the People: Protecting and Restoring Faith in Our Democracy

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April 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 , which is perhaps the most comprehensive political reform proposal in a generation by our elected representatives. The “For the People Act” seeks to restore faith in our republican...
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08 Apr 2019

Southern California Grantmakers 2019 Public Policy Conference | California: The Road Ahead

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April 8, 2019 -
8:00am to 3:30pm
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
As California embarks on a new era of leadership in state government, philanthropy has a civic opportunity to help pave the roads ahead for our state. Facing continued uncertainty in the federal government, California can truly serve as role model...
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11 Mar 2019

Foundations on the Hill 2019

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March 11, 2019 - 9:00am to March 13, 2019 - 5:00pm
The Liaison Capitol Hill
Join us for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), a two-day event that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress and discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy. FOTH is our opportunity to share...
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05 Mar 2019

California for All: What’s in Governor Newsom’s First Proposed Budget?

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March 5, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Just three days into office, Governor Newsom offered a bold vision for the state rooted in a commitment to a “California for all." In his proposed 2019-2020 budget, the Governor calls for a series of bold and smart investments intended to broaden...
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