As changes occur at the federal policy level, we as consultants, foundations, and philanthropy-serving organizations can help to ensure that values-driven planning and action is occurring.
What conversations are you having with your clients or within your organization? How are you helping to hold the space for thoughtfulness, bravery, and action rather than too much retrenchment and too much waiting? Are you working with foundations that have grantees that will be impacted by federal policy changes? We'd love to hear from you !
Here are some examples of forward-leaning colleagues doing great work during times of change:
Send us an email with your thoughts, advice, and reactions!

Terry Horton
NNCG Project Director
NNCG Webinar Series

For many years, the social sector has paid substantial attention to the issue of nonprofit effectiveness, and numerous diagnostic tools exist to help nonprofits assess and build their capacity strengths toward these ends. By contrast, comparatively little attention has been paid to the capacities foundations need to achieve impact. What capacities are essential to advancing a foundation's mission?  How do these elements compare to the capacities their grantee partners need?  How can a foundation's staff and board productively explore these matters, assessing their own capacity infrastructure and prioritizing the changes they need?
In Spring 2016, 58 diverse foundations took TCC Group's on-line, validated, Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool (FCCAT), assessing capacity strengths and challenges of their respective institutions.  This webinar will share aggregate results across the foundation sample, elucidating what we have learned regarding foundation strengths and challenges in five core arenas: leadership, management, adaptive, technical, and organizational culture capacity
Register Today!   March 14, 2017 - 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern

NNCG Members:  FREE
Non-Members: $55.00
2-webinar package*:  $100.00
3-webinar package*:  $135.00
*Purchase of a 2 or 3 webinar package allows the buyer to attend this plus additional NNCG webinar(s) for up to 1 year from purchase date.  Please email lori.jane@nncg.org with your additional selections.

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Are We Making a Difference in Our Philanthropy? Exploring Low-Cost, High-Value Tools for Evaluation
April 11, 2017 - 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern

Recent Publications from the Field
  • Check out our NNCG Knowledge Center. Twelve new resources from our members have been uploaded in the last month! 

Welcome New and Renewing Network Members!

New Members:

Laura Bowen                                       
Anne Cowie  
Saeed Mirfattah                
Clare Nolan                                     
Karina Rivera                                        
Katie Sylvester  
Sonia Taddy-Sandino                      
Wendy Todd



Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
The Philanthropic Group
Barbara R. Greenberg
Jan Schwarz

Suzanne E. Busta
Stephanie Clohesy
Michael Conforti
Kathleen Johnson
Benita Kline
C. Peurye-Hissong
Tuti Scott                                         
Rebecca Van Sickle

NNCG Members in Action
NNCG highlights members' thought leadership - articles, presentations, innovations and other activities that advance philanthropic practice. Follow the links for more information.

Jeffrey Glebocki's  two-part blog series, "There's No Such Thing as Nonprofit Sustainability" has been listed as a Top Post of 2016 by Exponent Philanthropy! 

When Versaic, leading provider of online corporate social responsibility program management solutions, asked philanthropy thought leaders to pick their favorite books, Kris Putnam-Walkerly's Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders, was named one of "The 10 Best Corporate Social Responsibility Books to Give as Gifts or Read."
About NNCG
The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers is dedicated to elevating, expanding and improving philanthropy. It's the only organization that brings together high-quality consultants to support the work of grantmakers while advancing quality and ethical standards in the practice of philanthropy consulting. NNCG's distinguished and diverse membership represents experienced and carefully vetted practitioners and thought leaders in the philanthropic field.
Learn more at NNCG.org.

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