July 2019

Summer days are here again!! We are thrilled to announce the release of our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Toolkit, now available for free download. The DEI Toolkit is a compilation of resources gathered by our trusted network of philanthropy consultants that are focused on guiding consultants to grantmakers and philanthropy clients through the complexities of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 

The Toolkit is split into two parts - the first is a list of resources that highlight many areas grantmakers often seek consultancy, and the second is made up of case studies that highlight perspectives from the field, gleaning insight from trusted consultants such as Marcus Littles, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, David Maurrasse and Riki Wilchins.

The purpose of the Toolkit is to help all philanthropy consultants and their clients see through a DEI lens in their decision making, strategic planning, grantmaking, community leadership and development of organizational culture.

In other news, we had a great time in our May webinar learning from Riki Wilchins about gender norms in philanthropy. And stay tuned for our upcoming webinar on July 9th with Dawn Franks and Yvonne Moore to discuss how to work effectively with family foundations and high-net worth individuals to support their philanthropy efforts. 
We also have plans to be at the annual conference of Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 13-15, 2019.  We'll make sure to send additional details regarding our session at the conference and opportunities to connect with NNCG members and partners soon.

Enjoy the latest edition of our newsletter, and make sure to download the DEI Toolkit ! We hope you have a wonderful Summer, and we'll talk to you soon!
Mary Phillips
Chair, NNCG Steering Committee
Upcoming Webinars
Presented by Dawn Franks and  Yvonne Moore

Dawn and Yvonne will be joined by client partners to share insights on how to address issues such as family dynamics, dominant personalities, and leadership transitions that often surface when supporting family foundations and major donors.
Dawn Franks
Yvonne Moore

Presented by Nicole Tanner

August 20, 1p ET

Presented in Partnership with the  Southeastern Council of Foundations.

September 4, 12p ET
Reminder!  NNCG Members can view a recorded webinar at any time by logging in to the members-only section of our website.  Once logged in, select the Archived Webinars page to see all of our past programming.  We encourage our members to participate in the live sessions, but realize this is not always possible.  Enjoy! 

 New Community for NNCG Members

Are you on LinkedIn?  We hope that you join us for lively discussion, updates, and professional development on our new LinkedIn Group for NNCG members!

NNCG is pleased to introduce a private discussion group for NNCG members on LinkedIn. 

Let's get you started! It's easy. If you are on LinkedIn, please visit this page and request to be added.

Let us know what you think and feel free to post and chat with fellow members!

Welcome New and Renewing Members!

Be sure to check out recent blog posts by our members and friends -  How to Prevent Yourself from Hiring a Great Consultant by Kris Putnam-Walkerly and  Right-sized Evaluation for Small Foundations by Prentice Zinn.
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While the field of philanthropy has been devoting more and more energy toward work in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), there has been less focus on ways philanthropy consultants can and do support grantmakers in their advancement of DEI.

NNCG has been working diligently to fill in this gap with the creation of  The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Toolkit for Consultants to GrantmakersThe DEI toolkit was designed to help philanthropy consultants guide organizations toward a greater awareness of DEI issues.

NNCG's network of consultants provided their preferred, go-to resources that focus on DEI and it was compiled into the first section of the toolkit. These DEI resources highlight areas where grantmakers often use consultants for support and guidance, such as developing grantmaking priorities, cultivating strong relationships with grantees and community partners, and leveraging research, evaluation, and data as a tool for learning and impact.

NNCG Members in Action
R. Christine Hershey, founder and creative director of Cause Communications, has been appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to serve on the Governing Council of the County's Women & Girls Initiative
Cause Communications has published the 4 th  edition of the Communications Toolkit: A Guide to Navigating Communications for Social Impact. Access this free resource here
Clare Nolan of E ngage R+D and colleagues Meg Long (Equal Measure) and Debra Joy Perez (Simmons University) recently published an open-access Foundation Review article titled "Evaluators as Conduits and Supports for Foundation Learning." This brief shares emerging tools, techniques, and lessons that showcase new ways funders and evaluators are working together.

Yvonne Moore, Principal Philanthropic Advisor at
Moore Philanthropy recently published an article titled "You Can't Hack Trust" in Alliance Magazine.  You can find it here.

Tuti Scott is bringing together the most innovative leaders in investing, philanthropy, activism and more for a highly collaborative event September 16-17, 2019 in Austin. Mobilize your resources, build knowledge and share insights around gender-lens giving and investing in this action-oriented setting. Click to reserve your spot."

Gita Gulati-Partee of OpenSource Leadership Strategies is an inaugural grantee of the REACH (Racial Equity to Accelerate Change) Fund.  The Fund awarded $1.2 million to eight grantees: organizations and practitioners providing racial equity learning and strategy consultative services to nonprofits.

On July 9, Mary Phillips, President of GMA Foundations, will be leading NCFP's Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network in a discussion of family dynamics using case studies from GMA's Stories for Engaged Learning. Network members gather for quarterly webinars to exchange ideas, tools, and effective practices.

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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