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2012 Annual Meeting: #ReCodeGood

Date: 3/1/2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange Club

Post-Program Resources

Rob Reich's Keynote Presentation

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NCG Members Respond to Keynote

2012 Annual Meeting - Post Program Member Respondents from NorCalGrant on Vimeo.
[watch individual interviews with Kiki Mills Johnston, Full Circle Fund; Gweyneth Tripp, Blue Shield of California Foundation]


Program Photos

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Program Description

"An awful lot has changed in the way we use private resources for public good. And the way we think about philanthropy. There has been an explosion in social businesses and changes in political roles and the role of technology, and we're trying to understand the whole."
—Lucy Bernholz

Recoding Good In A Video NutshellThe New Social Economy refers to the all the ways—from nonprofits to B corporations to sharing to opening up government data to blurring lines between nonprofits and campaign finance—that we use private resources to produce public goods.

Do the rules and norms that shape how we use private resources for public goods, many of which are decades old and from a pre–digital era, still apply?

The 2012 NCG Annual Meeting brought lead scholars and philanthropic experts, Lucy Bernholz and Rob Reich, to share their thinking about the changing landscape, what it means to #ReCodeGood and what the possible effects are for the philanthropic field.

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Annual Election of Board Members

At the 2012 Annual Meeting, NCG members elected new members to our Board of Directors. Read about the nomination slate here or click below for the election packet in PDF format.

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Pre-Program Social Gathering (FPE)

In an effort to facilitate and support engagement among grantmakers at regional family foundations, NCG's Family Philanthropy Exchange Steering Committee hosted a pre-Annual Meeting social gathering specifically for NCG's Family Foundation members.

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Post-Program Network & Dessert Reception

All Annual Meeting attendees were invited to a post-program networking and dessert reception which directly followed the official program.

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Keynote Speaker Bios

Under Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, keynote speakers Lucy Bernholz and Rob Reich are examining the emerging social economy in the Project on Philanthropy Policy and Technology.

#ReCodingGood is a central part of the project, and includes an engaging inquiry into the key elements of the new social economy--how nonprofits, donors, social investors, public officials, and citizens engage in this economy--and the related potential policy implications.

Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.
Lucy BernholzLucy Bernholz is a philanthropy wonk. She is trying to understand how we create, fund, and distribute shared social goods in the digital age - what she calls The Future of Good. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, information, and policy on her award winning blog, This work led The Huffington Post to hail her as a "game changer." In 2011 Lucy sold her company, Blueprint Research + Design, to Arabella Advisors, where she now serves as a Managing Director.

Lucy is a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, a Fellow with the Hybrid Reality Institute and former Fellow of the New America Foundation. Among other advisory roles, Bernholz serves on the Board of The Craigslist Foundation, on the NeXii Industry Standards and Advisory Board, and is an advisor to the Center for Digital Information. She is a frequent conference speaker and an oft-quoted media source for NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economic Times of India. She is the author of numerous articles and books about the business of giving, including the Blueprint Series of Annual Industry Forecasts on Philanthropy and Social Investing, the 2010 publication Disrupting Philanthropy, and her 2004 book Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution. She has a B.A. from Yale University, where she played field hockey and captained the lacrosse team, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Rob Reich
Rob ReichRob Reich is Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University. He is a faculty Co-Director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Director of the Program in Ethics in Society, both at Stanford University.

His main interests are in political theory. He is working on a book on ethics, public policy, and philanthropy. He is the author of Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (2002), co-author of Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation and What We Can Do About It (2005), and co-editor of Toward a Humanist Justice: the Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin (2009) and Education, Justice, and Democracy (2012).
Rob is the recipient of several teaching awards, including Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University's highest award for teaching. He was selected to deliver the 2011 Class Day Lecture at the Stanford Commencement; he spoke about the emerging "new social economy" and the blurring of the boundaries between non-profit and for-profit sectors. He also co-founded the Hope House Scholars program, an initiative where Stanford faculty offer free courses in the liberal arts to women at the Hope House facility in Redwood City, a drug rehabilitation program.

Rob has a long-standing commitment to K-12 education. He is a board member of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Before attending graduate school, Rob was a sixth grade teacher at Rusk Elementary School in Houston, Texas through the Teach For America Program.

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