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From Nonprofit Quarterly: In philanthropy, it is rare to see foundations protest each other’s work, but in Los Angeles, three foundations are speaking out about what they see as the potential undercutting of parent participation by the Broad Foundation in its new initiative to remake the public... Read more
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This op-ed by Weingart CEO Fred Ali and LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis was originally published in the Los Angeles Daily News: Each day, more than 30 survivors of domestic and sexual violence from all over Los Angeles County reach out to Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) seeking shelter... Read more
“Working together, governments and nonprofits are able to address needs in our society that they can’t tackle alone,” said Jan Masaoka, the CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits. A significant case in point is yesterday’s unanimous decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors... Read more
Just a few weeks ago, the Los Angeles chapter of Funders Together to End Homelessness held its quarterly meeting to discuss the role of advocacy in moving the needle toward ending homelessness. The big question at the meeting: What elements of a successful advocacy campaign can philanthropy... Read more
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On October 6, the LA County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion co-authored by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl to establish the first philanthropic liaison office within the County, called the Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships. The purpose of this new office is... Read more
Dear Colleagues, June was a momentous month in so many ways—on the national level as well as here in Los Angeles. We have also been busy as ever here at SCG, and I wanted to share some of our members' exciting recent work and dynamic conversations.  Below are just a few highlights of discussions... Read more
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Originally published by The Chronicle of Social Change on June 25, 2015. Elected officials, philanthropic organizations, and the new child protection office in Los Angeles County are all moving forward on a plan to put one person in charge of securing grants and donations targeted at preventing... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, As we close out a busy spring season for the SCG community, I have a number of fascinating convenings to report on, as well as some exciting upcoming events to share! Below are just a few highlights of recent discussions and developing initiatives from the past month. And if you're... Read more
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Dear Colleagues,   Before sharing SCG's recent initiatives, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the events that have rocked our nation and the world in recent weeks. While deeply distressing for all of us, I am encouraged by the proactive role so many of our philanthropic partners have taken to... Read more
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Q&A on Community Leadership: Highlighting Impact at Philanthropy Week in Washington - Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, President & CEO, The Community Foundation Serving the Counties of Riverside & San Bernardino Interview by Kim Bluitt, Council on Foundations Member Relations Director, Pacific... Read more
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