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Monday, April 16, 2018

William J. Rutter Center, UCSF | 1675 Owens Street | San Francisco, CA

Thank you for attending! We hope to see you next year.

 

About

#NCG2018

 

What’s it really going to take to advance the well-being that the public and private sectors have long pursued? To hold our gains? To create healthy, thriving communities? This is big work, deeply rooted in our shared commitment to ensure safety and opportunity for Californians. California has long pioneered policies and programs to advance social progress and protect the beauty and the bounty of our natural resources. 

 

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the 2018 NCG Annual Conference, the largest gathering of the philanthropic community in Northern California. Each year, we come together to expand and challenge our thinking, explore new possibilities, foster new relationships, reconnect with friends and peers, and have fun.

 

This year’s conference, Together for Good, will feature lead thinkers on the critical issues of our time, such as the role of media in upholding democracy, overcoming social inequality, and advancing narrative change. We’ll dig deep into how philanthropy can – and must – bring to bear not only financial resources, but also our collective leadership, voice, action and empathy to really move the ball.  As always, it promises to be a lively, dynamic, and fun event.

 

We hope you will join us!

 

California has long pioneered policies and programs to advance social progress and protect the beauty and the bounty of our natural resources. What's it going to take to advance our agenda? To protect and preserve hard-won gains? 

 

What’s it going to take for California to protect those facing the greatest risk?

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What’s it going to take to conceive and live a new narrative rooted in our shared humanity?

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What’s it going to take to bring about just and equitable environmental policies?

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What's it going to take for all people to have a voice in our democracy? What’s it going to take to bring the stories of criminal justice and immigration to light to fuel reform?

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What's it going to take to bridge cultural divisions in our society?

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Breakout Sessions

This curated experience will take up an array of topics, strategies, tactics and goals, all generated from colleagues and peers. Using the big ideas of the morning as a point of departure, join lively small group discussions that connect what you’ve heard with what you’re thinking about in your own work. Build on the ideas and questions it generates for you and others in the room. Consider the role of philanthropy in all of this. Beginning with financial investment as a starting point, ask how we can collectively use our voice, leadership and action to advance shared goals. Join us for big thinking, creativity and deeper connection.

FACILITATOR

What happens when you mash up human-centered design with systems thinking in philanthropy?  You get a fresh way to understand the persistence of the inequities that confront our communities, and new ways of thinking about how we might approach our work differently.  Join us to explore the possibilities that emerge when we view our world and our work in a different light.

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Many funders and nonprofits in the Bay Area are supporting client feedback loops through a national funder collaborative called Fund for Shared Insight. Join us for a lively exchange and dig into concrete ways to implement simple, high quality feedback loops.

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Why do some social change movements succeed and others languish? Discuss the successes and challenges that have shaped strategic grantmaking. Engage in a lively and interactive discussion about the terrain of social movement funding.

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Leading real change requires grantmakers to have a deep understanding of internal organizational culture. Use several culture tools to develop a better understanding of how your existing organizational culture either supports or gets in the way of the change process.

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Wesley Morris and Larry Wilmore will discuss the current cultural and political moment. What’s still not getting said? Where are we off track (and just how bad is it)? How might we shift our national conversation on race?

 

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Speakers

DIMPLE ABICHANDANI
Executive Director, General Service
ZAHRA BILLOO
Executive Director, Council on Islamic Relations Bay Area
ATTORNEY GENERAL XAVIER BECCERA
Attorney General of California
TESSA CALLEJO
Senior Program Officer of Nurturing Equity, The San Francisco Foundation
CHERYL CHANG
Program Officer, Pacific Foundation Services
VALERIA FERNÀNDEZ
Journalist, Producer and Storyteller
TARA HOUSKA
National Campaigns Director, Honor the Earth
KIM AMMANN HOWARD
Director of Impact Assessment and Learning, The James Irvine Foundation
MINA KIM
Evening Anchor, KQED News
ELLEN LAPOINTE
President and CEO, Northern California Grantmakers
DANIEL JAE-WON LEE
Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation
JAEAH LEE
Writer, Journalist
PETER V. LONG, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation
NATE MANDEL
Technical Assistant, Fund for Shared Insight
WESLEY MORRIS
Critic-at-Large, The New York Times
SVEN NEWMAN
Partner and Head of Social Impact, Daylight
CHRIS PUNONGBAYAN
Director, Equity and Social Justice, Northern California Grantmakers
SIMONE POUTNIK
Executive Director, NewStories.org
AMY SHIELDS
Program Manager, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
TESS REYNOLDS
Chief Executive Officer, New Door Ventures
JOAN C. WILLIAMS
Distinguished Professor of Law and Founding Director, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California Hastings College of Law
LARRY WILMORE
Former "Senior Black Correspondent", The Daily Show and Former Host, the Nightly Show
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Agenda 

8:00 - 9:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

 

 

9:30 - 9: 45 am

Welcome

 

 

9:45 - 12:00 noon

Morning Plenary: What's it going to take?

 

 

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Lunch

 

 

12:45 - 2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

 

 

2:30 - 2:45 pm

Break

 

 

2:45 - 2:55 pm

NCG Membership Meeting

 

 

2:55 - 4:00 pm

Closing Plenary:

What's it going to take to have the right national conversation about race?

 

Closing Performance

 

 

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Reception

 

 

 

 
 

Location

William J. Rutter Center at UCSF
1675 Owens Street | San Francisco, CA 94158

Transportation

We are partnering with Lyft to get you to the conference with ease. 
 
CODE: "GO2NCGNOW"
Conference attendees have access to a special
Together for Good conference code. The code can be used
more than once by an individual up to a value of $20. Any cost
above $20 will be the responsibility of the attendee.
ACCESS:
ACCESS: 
1. Download the Lyft App. Then create your account. 
2. Add your Promo Code. Click your profile picture. Scroll down to "Promos" and enter your code. The code can be 
used Monday, April 16, 2018, from 6:00 am - 7:30 pm.
3. Pick a Location. Locations for pickup/drop off within .5 miles of those listed below: 
*Mission Bay Conference Center | 1675 Owens Street
*Transbay Temporary Terminal | 200 Folson Street
*Cal Train Main Station | 700 4th Street
*Embarcadero BART | 298 Market Street
*Civic Center Bart | 1150 Market Street

Accomodations

HOTEL VIA
138 King Street | San Francisco, CA 94107
 
Hotel Via is offering a special group rate of $269 for NCG conference participants on Sunday, April 15th. 
 
Please reference code: "NCG18" when booking your reservations.
 
 
 

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring NCG’s Annual Conference?  Please email Phuong Quach at pquach@ncg.org. 

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Media Sponsor

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Suite 360 

San Francisco, CA

Tel: 415.777.4111

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