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25 Sep 2014

Retrofitting Movements: Supporting Nonprofit Leaders in a Networked World

September 25, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
In this interactive session, learn how funders can partner with pioneering nonprofit leaders to embrace technology and breakthrough forms of collaboration.
23 Sep 2014

Mad Hatters Network Convening

September 23, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Designed for staff of small foundations who wear multiple operational hats, The Mad Hatters Network is an informal gathering offering peer-to-peer administrative support.
12 Aug 2014

#YesWeCode: A Special Briefing with Van Jones

August 12, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
World Affairs Council
Northern California Grantmakers, Marin Community Foundation and Rebuild the Dream invite you to an in-depth conversation with Van Jones and other movement leaders to explore Tech's diversity problem and how #YesWeCode endeavors to address it.
25 Jun 2014

NCG CEO Series presents | Economic Inequality Media Project: A Special Briefing with Robert B. Reich

June 25, 2014 -
8:30am to 10:00am
The California Endowment
As a follow up to NCG's Annual Conference, we are welcoming back former Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich and filmmaker Jake Kornbluth to share their latest work. Building on the success of their award winning film, Inequality for All, they are...

Democracy, Digital Disinformation and Hacking: Securing Election Integrity for the Midterms and Beyond | 5/14/2018

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On May 14, we brought together digital, policy, and philanthropic experts to address threats to a functioning democracy, the concrete ways to protect election integrity in the United States and around the world, and the role of funders. We met at at the Hewlett Foundation, which recently pledged $10 million to study social media and digital disinformation.
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Resources from More Than Tech: A Workforce Approach Towards Inclusion for Young Adults

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In our program on April 24th, The San Francisco Foundation shared the success of their program Bay Area Codes , an exciting multi-year cohort of eight tech-related organizations working to increase economic equity in the Bay Area region. These organizations seek to give low-income and youth of color access to an inclusive tech ecosystem, featuring culturally-competent computer science curriculums, mentorships, leadership development, and access to professional networks and job opportunities. This briefing showcased the development of the Bay Area Codes cohort, its progress to date, and an...

Resources from An Optimist’s Guide to Benefits in the Gig Economy

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Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) and the Asset Funders Network (AFN) invited funders to hear from the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, the Indy Worker Guild , and the National Domestic Workers Alliance to develop an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of the gig economy. We also explored potential policy and other solutions that might support the particular needs of low-wage workers in this new area of the economy.

The Cultural Lives of Californians: Insights from the California Survey of Arts & Cultural Participation

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A new study commissioned by NCG member The James Irvine Foundation presents new data providing insights on the critical role arts nonprofits can play in communities.


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