Upcoming events

    • December 11, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The San Francisco Foundation

    How can your foundation engage in effective feedback and reflection processes to improve impact? In this intimate roundtable discussion, co-hosted by Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) and the Bay Area Justice Funders Network (BAJFN) in space generously provided by The San Francisco Foundation, attendees will get a first look at an exciting new resource from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), led by Lisa Ranghelli, senior director for assessment and special projects, and advisory committee member, Jara Dean Coffey, founder of the Luminare Group.

    Drawing from its innovative Philamplify foundation assessment initiative, NCRP is developing a comprehensive toolkit to support funders that want to exemplify strategic, social justice grantmaking, transparency and openness, and strong feedback loops. Reflecting NCRP’s commitment to drive more resources to social change movements, and sectoral interest in responding more effectively to the dynamic political and policy environment nationally, the toolkit helps foundations assess the extent to which they build, share and wield power and privilege to advance equity and justice. The publication offers self-assessment questions, case studies, discussion guides, and more to support and provoke foundation leaders, staff, and consultants to engage in dialogue, learning and action.

    Funders of all sizes and types are welcome to attend. Participants will learn about the toolkit, discuss how to build, share and wield power for greater impact, and provide expert feedback on what’s sure to be a popular sector resource before it is finalized.

    RSVP as spots are limited. Up to two (2) representatives per organization may attend, including trustees, executive leadership, learning and evaluation staff, and foundation consultants.

    The final version of the Philamplify toolkit is slated for release in March 2018 and will be available for free online at www.ncrp.org. To learn more, please contact Caitlin Duffy, senior associate for learning and engagement, at cduffy@ncrp.org.

    Attendance is free, but registration is required. 

    • December 14, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Autodesk Gallery 1 Market Street Suite #200, San Francisco

    Something magical happens when several hundred of the funnest people in philanthropy kick off their shoes over drinks and good music. See for yourself.

    Join your philanthropy colleagues and friends at the Autodesk Gallery for our Annual Bay Area Philanthropy Holiday Party.

    Who's Invited

    Northern California Grantmaker members and philanthropy peers who love a good party.


    A special thank you to our Host Sponsor and NCG member, the Autodesk Foundation.

    NCG is coming together again with Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Bay Area Asset Funders Network, Bay Area Blacks in PhilanthropyBay Area Justice Funders NetworkEmerging Practitioners in PhilanthropyGrantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and RefugeesHispanics in PhilanthropyNeighborhood Funders Group, and Women's Funding Network.

    Attendance is free, but registration is required. 

Past events

August 24, 2017 Deepening Practices Towards Greater Equity
June 15, 2017 How to look at the ART in Arts and Social Change
May 08, 2017 Pathways to Equity
April 26, 2017 A Movement Conversation: Resistance & Solidarity in 100 Days of 45
April 19, 2017 Grantmaking For Equity
March 03, 2017 The Bay Area Justice Funders Network presents: “Bolder & Wiser”
February 22, 2017 Readying Ourselves: The State of LGBTQ Funding in the Age of Trump
February 15, 2017 Incorporating Systems Mindsets and Practices to Advance Equity
June 08, 2016 Real Relationships: Coaching Skills to Cut the BS
February 24, 2016 Building Progressive Power
January 19, 2016 Celebrating BAJFN at 5!
December 09, 2015 Bay Area Philanthropy Holiday Party
November 09, 2015 Advancing Economic Opportunity for Black Communities
July 23, 2015 Building Power in Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities
February 26, 2015 Beloved Community Reception
November 05, 2014 PHILANTHROPY 2.0
October 28, 2014 Building the Bench: How Philanthropy Can Sustain Nonprofit Leaders
September 04, 2014 What is a Justice Funder?
June 24, 2014 Grantmaking as an Ally: Leveraging Your Donor Power and Privilege for Social Change
May 22, 2014 Organization 2.0: Expanding our understanding of nimble formations that build power
May 01, 2014 Building Regional Power - A Happy Hour
September 30, 2013 "Movement Conversation: A Moment of Reflection in the Fight for Immigration Reform"
June 25, 2013 "What Is Change Philanthropy?"
June 04, 2013 "As The South Goes"

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