Rosenberg Foundation Releases Third Edition of Justice in California

June 24th, 2014 by NCG


NCG member the Rosenberg Foundation has released the third edition of its Justice in California, an online publication that features powerful op-eds from advocates and thought leaders from the state and nationally. The latest edition is dedicated to the issue of immigrant rights and integration.

In this edition, leading immigrant rights advocates and champions write about what’s been achieved thus far and what more remains to be done. Reshma Shamasunder and Angelica Salas discuss how California became a leader in immigrant rights. Pablo Alvarado celebrates the shift away from the criminalization of immigrants. DREAMer Ju Hong shares with us what prompted him to speak up for immigrant rights and land in the national spotlight. Janet Murguía urges us to put immigrant integration front and center…

As always, our hope for Justice in California is that it will inform our public conversation on how best to realize our common dreams for justice and equality in California.

In this edition you’ll find:

  • Reshma Shamasunder and Angelica Salas on how California is leading the way on immigrant rights and integration.
  • Pablo Alvarado on stopping the criminalization of immigrants.
  • Katie Joaquin and Maria Distancia on what’s next for domestic workers.
  • Saru Jayaraman on standing up for restaurant workers.
  • Cruz Reynoso and Arturo Rodriguez on farmworkers’ long fight for justice.


Read the latest Justice in California edition online.

NCG Open House: Come One, Come All

June 18th, 2014 by NCG

NCG has moved! Now that we’re all unpacked and settled into our space, we’re hosting an open house next Tuesday on June 24th. Come check out our new digs!

NCG is hosting a reception for our members, partners, and friends. Here’s your chance to see our new space and find out what NCG has in store for the rest of 2014.

Come network with your peers, enjoy refreshments, check out our new look and hear the latest NCG news from staff. We hope you can join us!

RSVP online.



2014 COF Salary Survey: Call for Participants

June 17th, 2014 by NCG

Take the Survey by July 18!

Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) is pleased to partner with the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers on the 2014 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey, which collects data on compensation, staff demographics, and benefits costs across a wide range of positions and grantmaking entities, including organizations, federations, and community, private, and public foundations.

NCG is once again using the Council’s online benchmarking tool to generate customized reports for our members once the data is available later this year. All online survey respondents will receive:

  • A PDF copy of the 2014 Salary Tables, which includes compensation summaries for 35 positions by foundation type, region, and asset class
  • Access to online benchmarking, including customized reports on a choice of peer groups
  • A PDF copy of the full 2014 report

More Participation Equals A Better Snapshot of the Field

It is in our mutual best interests to gather as much data as possible so this survey is useful and reflective of the field. With your help, in 2013 the Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey had a record number of participants with a 5% increase in valid responses over 2012. We hope to increase participation in 2014 in order to continue to provide this critical resource on fair compensation for the field on multiple organizational levels.

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Participate Online

Because the survey is conducted at an organizational level, you will need to designate an appropriate staff person as the survey contact. To request a user account, the survey contact should e-mail the Council’s Research Department ( This e-mail should include the contact’s name, title, and phone number with your organization’s name, type, and address.

Once an account has been established, the survey contact will receive his or her personal log-in information and a link to the survey.

Updates to Survey

The Council has made important updates to the 2014 survey.

First, the survey itself has been retooled and streamlined for a more user-friendly experience.  We have also added a 35th position of Legal Counsel and will be soliciting information on board compensation and consultant services. Unstaffed foundations are now eligible to participate in this new section.

Finally, beginning with the newly released 2013 survey report, the Council will now provide more detailed information and data for the largest foundations, with the inclusion of asset classes for $1 to 1.999 billion and $2 billion and over whenever possible.

Contact the Foundation Center for Assistance

The Council continues to conduct this survey in partnership with the Foundation Center and your primary contact will be a Foundation Center staff person who will answer questions about the survey and user accounts. The Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey remains an initiative of the Council, and the data confidentiality and usage policies are unchanged.

The deadline for the survey is July 18, 2014.

This annual survey is one of the most important and effective tools produced for our field and we encourage you to participate.

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