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Make Big Data Work For You and Your Grantmaking

Release Date: 
04/21/2015
How would you adjust your grantmaking if you knew where the funding gaps were? If you knew who else was funding your grantees? Usually we're on the receiving end of Big Data. So how can we make Big Data work for us and our grantmaking?
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NCG Members Are “Get on the Map” Trailblazers!

Release Date: 
03/24/2015
That’s right! Our sources tell us that NCG members are pioneers when it comes to “Get on the Map” participation. We here at NCG couldn’t be more thrilled because member participation means a more robust regional and statewide map.
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Get on the Map: Learn How to Get Your Foundation on It

Release Date: 
02/18/2015
Who wouldn’t want a dynamic mapping tool that shows you who’s funding what in our region? Imagine how such a tool would inform your grantmaking. Does such a tool exist? Not yet. But the operative word is “yet.” Don't miss out on this opportunity to...
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Getting Results: Using Legal Aid to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Release Date: 
02/17/2015
Breaking out of poverty requires individuals to run a gauntlet of legal obstacles. Access to legal aid and advocacy gives individuals, families and communities the help needed to address the problems that keep them in poverty. Investing in legal aid...
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Get on the Map: What, Why, How?

Release Date: 
01/28/2015
Learn more about the "Get on the Map" campaign and the new tool Foundation Maps—a highly interactive and searchable mapping platform—at the upcoming February 3rd webinar hosted by the Foundation Center.
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Get on the Map–And Get Even More Savvy about Your Grantmaking!

Release Date: 
01/20/2015
Imagine being able to see who is funding what and where—anywhere in our region, anytime, and with just a few clicks. NCG is pleased to partner with the Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers to launch the "Get on the...
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Do Your Grantees Have the Bench Strength They Need?

Release Date: 
10/12/2014
Nonprofit leaders are integral to their organization's success and insuring the pipeline of talent to sustain social change is critical to the sector.
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Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook

Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook: Leveraging Your Dollars by Alliance for Justice is designed to provide foundations with the information they need to both fund and conduct advocacy. The Playbook provides examples of how foundation investments have generated meaningful policy change, as well as links to other publications and fact sheets that will allow foundation leaders to quickly answer their questions and access additional information.
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Addressing California’s Emerging Teacher Shortage: An Analysis of Sources and Solutions

After many years of teacher layoffs in California, school districts around the state are hiring again. With the influx of new K–12 funding, districts are looking to lower student-teacher ratios and reinstate classes and programs that were reduced or eliminated during the Great Recession. However, mounting evidence indicates that teacher supply has not kept pace with the increased demand. This report examines indicators of current shortages, discusses their impact on students, analyzes factors that influence teacher supply and demand in California and nationally, and recommends policies to...

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