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Policy for Good

Release Date: 
12/14/2017
Last month NCG weighed in on its first public policy issue – opposing changes to San Francisco’s campaign finance and conflict of interest laws. True, it’s not the sexiest of issues but it was one with huge implications for philanthropy and our...
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Philanthropy’s Secret Weapon: Our Voice

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11/02/2017
In her remarks to the Peninsula Philanthropic Network on September 29, 2017, Congresswoman Jackie Speier noted that the Redwood City area is a version of “A Tale of Two Cities,” reflecting on her own experience visiting a mobile home community that...
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How We Engage in Policy Advocacy

Release Date: 
10/19/2017
From immigration to affordable housing to criminal justice reform, the list of policy engagement opportunities for NCG keeps growing. Many urgent and important issues affect our region. To help us assess the greatest good that might come of our...
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Talking Housing: New Laws and Conversation on the Bay Area's Top Worry

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10/05/2017
“It seems that almost everyone in the Bay Area has a housing horror story to tell. Anecdotes abound of renters spending months looking for a new place, and the pound of flesh extracted when they do find one. Equally scary are the stories from...
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Philanthropy California Statement on DACA

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09/05/2017
Philanthropy California joins our partners in philanthropy, advocates, and immigrant communities in standing against today’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Our nation is built on the...
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Upcoming NCG Speaker Max Stier Says...

Release Date: 
08/23/2017
"...This is not the time for philanthropy to wait out current circumstances. Rather, foundations need to step up efforts to help safeguard the government’s viability and vitality." - Max Stier
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Introducing NCG's Policy Goals and Committee

Release Date: 
08/10/2017
Today, NCG is once again bearing philanthropy’s voice in the region’s policy interests. NCG members are grappling with complex issues in a diverse and rapidly-changing region. We recognize that policy is a powerful tool to advance significant and...
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Northern California Grantmakers Re-Enters Policy Advocacy, Brings on Powerhouse Attorney Cecilia Chen

Release Date: 
08/09/2017
The voice of philanthropy policy advocacy in the Bay Area returns as Northern California Grantmakers brings powerhouse attorney Cecilia Chen aboard as the organization’s first Manager of Public Policy to marshal the network’s collective power.
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New Institute Ups Philanthropy's Policy Game

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05/25/2017
NCG is gearing up to bring a united regional philanthropic voice to public policy. First stop: join six NCG members and other policy folks from around the state to explore the possibilities before us at the Philanthropy Public Policy Institute’s...
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