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Policy Update

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As Northern California Grantmakers CEO Ellen LaPointe discussed in her January message , NCG is building capacity to engage in public policy work with our members, our partners, and our Philanthropy California colleagues.

Partisan Politics and the Nonprofit Sector

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"Our charitable and philanthropic communities are neither partisan nor bipartisan; we are nonpartisan in law and in practice. And to protect the common good, we must keep it that way."

Resources from Federal Tax and the Budget Debate: Where Things Stand and Why It Matters to our Sector

During this interactive webinar on December 6, we discussed the status of the federal budget and the implications for California’s budget, the potential impact of federal tax and budget choices on public services and systems, communities, and nonprofits, and how this all could impact the work of grantmakers and nonprofit organizations.
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New Strategies for Civic Engagement in the Central Valley

The changing demographics and political attitudes of the Central Valley - a traditionally conservative region of California - demand new strategies for community and civic engagement. To understand the shift in the region and how it is becoming more purple, look no further than the recent mid-term elections. In the race for the 10th congressional district, covering Stanislaus and portions of San Joaquin County, the election was undecided for a week and, at its closest margin, only 1,300 votes separated incumbent Republican Jeff Denham and eventual winner Democrat Josh Harder. A huge...


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